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Anyone Else Not Having Turkey This Christmas?

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  • MovingForwards
    MovingForwards Posts: 17,047 Forumite
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    Haven't had turkey at Christmas in about 30 years. Not sure what we're having yet as it depends on where we are on the day.
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  • anmarj
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    We haven’t had turkey for few years, we tend to get a roast/joint. Cook the night before and then reheat. This year we are planning on a pork joint slow cooked, we had this a few days ago and was delicious.
  • MalMonroe
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    Vegetarian so I'm not having any turkey. It's only some daft tradition anyway and I don't think anyone should be thought of as strange for not eating it. Or for not eating any meat, for that matter. (Well, yes, I would say that!)

    I'll probably have a vegetarian wellington (as opposed to the beef variety of wellington). I had one last year and it was delicious. 

    My friends always relish their egg and chips. It's their tradition and means Christmas for them. Though wouldn't do for me. . . 

    Just have what you want and enjoy!  :)
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  • tealady
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    MalMonroe said:
    Vegetarian so I'm not having any turkey. It's only some daft tradition anyway and I don't think anyone should be thought of as strange for not eating it. Or for not eating any meat, for that matter. (Well, yes, I would say that!)

    I'll probably have a vegetarian wellington (as opposed to the beef variety of wellington). I had one last year and it was delicious. 

    My friends always relish their egg and chips. It's their tradition and means Christmas for them. Though wouldn't do for me. . . 

    Just have what you want and enjoy!  :)
    Mal do you buy or make your veg Wellington? If you buy have you any recommendations?
    I'm a lousy cook, live on my own, so appreciate good, ready made products.
    My plate will have loads of veg and gravy though if I have a "roast"
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  • ladyholly
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    We havent  had turkey for about 35 years since my husband worked at a pub/ Restaurant that did turkey dinners from Dec 1st. By the 25th he couldnt face another one. For many years we had beef, a couple of years goose (very pricey) and the last 2/3 years duck.  I havent decided what this years menu is but will be looking for something at a reasonable price. If curry is what you like go for it.
  • goldfinches
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    @tealady - I haven't had time to browse this year's Good Housekeeping taste tests but think that you might find something you fancied on this page  Best Christmas Food 2022: The Good Housekeeping Christmas Taste Test winners

    There's also the possibility of having a very upmarket and extra delicious takeaway from Exclusive UK Restaurant Meal Kits | Dishpatch which I can recommend unreservedly. Bubala is especially scrumptious and the portions are generous too.

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  • jennystarpepper
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    We spend Christmas in the sun, the first time we spent Christmas away I discovered that the amount I had spent on a Turkey and a tree covered the cost of one flight.  

    Christmas by the pool with a book and a gin, Christmas dinner (evening meal) last year was at the local Indian restaurant.  

    I will admit I do miss a Turkey dinner as I eat no red meat. 
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  • MERFE
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    Never have Turkey, usually have Duck. This year I am a bit fed up of the mess Duck makes of the oven so I've bought just Duck breasts, as there are only 4 of us, with all the other trimmings there'll be plenty of food but not any leftovers.
  • gizmo111
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    We do a theme for the last few years, have done Mexican, Italian, last year was a 3 course mix of one of each couple choosing one course, this year we are going for English so roast beef, and some veggie roast probably Linda Mc's for the veggies!  No turkey in this house for many years - its not very nice.
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  • HRH_MUngo
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    We are away from home this Christmas, looking after someone's dog.  It is the first Christmas  that we haven't had to cater for my mother, so no....we are not having Turkey.  Neither of us are that keen on it, there are better meats.  We will probably have a curry or spag bol on Christmas Day, although we have booked a Christmas dinner (with beef!) on Boxing Day at the local pub.
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