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Xmas Dinner - Plate up or Self Serve?

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  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    Amused by the resurrection of a four-year-old thread haha!
    Me too.
    I think the sadly PPRd PasturesNew got it right:
    Can't get it wrong, it's CHRISTMAS!
    It really shouldn't matter what anyone else does - do what suits you.
  • edited 19 December 2018 at 11:08AM
    kittennosekittennose Forumite
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    edited 19 December 2018 at 11:08AM
    Buzzybee90 wrote: »
    I've only had my food plated up for me as an adult at one particular place - they gave me veg I don't eat/ too much/too little of something. I'm perfectly capable of choosing what I want.
    nickyhutch wrote: »
    I'd hate to have my food plated up for me and would hate to do it for someone else. I want to choose what I want and how much, and I'd want my guests to feel free to do the same. I'd feel like I was back at school.

    Have you guys ever been to a restaurant?

    Staggered as to how many people find it 'rude' to be served a meal on a plate. Being invited to someones house for a meal shouldn't be any different to being invited for a meal anywhere else.

    :money:
  • We host Christmas most years - 12-16 of us usually. I always portion everything out and plate up, I think guests should be presented with what the chef makes as they would in any restaurant; but of course there's no pressure to eat anything you don't like such as sprouts; just leave it.

    it also tends to keep food hotter, far less washing up and keeps the table clear and prevents people reaching over each-other and taking more than is fair, or people being scared to take enough.
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    Lordy! Lordy!
    All this talk of people taking too much or being scared to take as much as they might want to or may be judging how their host serves the meal makes me really pleased that we've stepped away from the 'it's Christmas so we all need to be together' idea and we eat on our own (and have done for at least 30 years :j).
    We don't like our plates piled high so I put a little of everything on our plates (only cooking food that we like, obviously) and put any extras in small serving bowls.
  • ska_loverska_lover Forumite
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    I didn't realize this was a minefield either


    I always put dishes out and let people self serve - and I prefer that myself when at others houses


    Im a weirdo though, Id hate to be handed a plate with a thick chunk of meat on it - I always chose the thinnest bit of meat available

    I have left most of a roast dinner at a pub before, because the chicken came out on the bone - ewwwwwwww and the least food is handled before given to me the better, if it is plated up, someone else has handled it in some way, and decided what my portion size is
    The opposite of what you know...is also true
  • hostertladyhostertlady Forumite
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    kittennose wrote: »
    We host Christmas most years - 12-16 of us usually. I always portion everything out and plate up, I think guests should be presented with what the chef makes as they would in any restaurant; but of course there's no pressure to eat anything you don't like such as sprouts; just leave it.

    it also tends to keep food hotter, far less washing up and keeps the table clear and prevents people reaching over each-other and taking more than is fair, or people being scared to take enough.

    me too! i'm hosting and I put equal amounts on everyone's plates and the leftovers go on the table if anyone wants anymore
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