Traditional British Christmas Foods. Now we are talking. I am very comfortable in this area, a bit too comfortable if you know what I mean. Let us commence on this culinary quest.
MINCE PIES- Please see above. Mince pies herald in the festive season. When you see them in the stores you know Christmas is on the way. Lovely little pastries with mince (sweet) filling. Apparently, it is supposed to bring good luck to you if you eat a mince pie every day of December. Yikes. Lets just say that my luck will NEVER run out because I eat mince pies ALL the time.
TURKEY and the TRIMMINGS. Turkey replaced goose quite some time ago for Christmas meal(and let me tell you, weren’t those geese happy). Trimmings include: chipolatas (small sausages wrapped in bacon-back home we call them ‘pigs in blankets’) Basically, these tasty snacks are a nightmare for vegetarians far and wide-including myself. Also, trimmings will comprise of roasted root vegetables like parsnips as well as brussel sprouts and bread sauce (mix of bread crumbs, milk, onion and seasonings.)
CHRISTMAS PUDDING. Consider it a cannonball cake thing made of dried fruits, nuts, flour, eggs, suet (er…what?) or butter, spices and loads of alcohol. It comes to the table decorated with holly or winter cherries or sometimes flaming with brandy. It is served with brandy butter or custard sauce. Traditionally, a 6 pence was baked into the pudding. Finding it was considered lucky (that is if you didn’t choke on it). The 6 pence or ‘lucky 6 pence’ is long out of circulation, which is not so lucky for the coin. Nevermind. Wait. Hold up. We’ve just finished eating and its nearly 3pm and time for the Queen’s Christmas message. God save the Queen.
Happy Christmas Y’all