Tired of Life

I’ve been browsing WordPress today, when I haven’t been shopping (twice) or visiting or engaging in discussions about my shortcomings as an organiser of Christmas Cheer. We are having two turkey crowns, one for Christmas Dinner and one for sandwiches when we have visitors on Boxing Day. This is not a sign that I like turkey, more an example of being beaten down by tradition and losing interest.

Talking of which, here are the remains of a very early Christmas dinner.

We used to plan Christmas seriously, and over the years we had all sorts of meat, but as the kids got older they wanted turkey. I think that’s when my interest in Christmas Dinner died. For a few years I did the sprouts with chestnuts or almonds or bacon, or combinations thereof, but even that died away.

We are having Bronze turkey as a nod to quality (having decided againstย Narragansettย turkey). The latter is more expensive, less well known and, above all, harder to spell. In fact I’d never heard of it before last night.

Turkey, plain boiled sprouts and gravy made with gravy granules. Then I can get on with the rest of my life.

Next year I may try alpaca. There are places that supply exotic meat. It’s something I’m going to look at next year, as I’ve rather taken my eye off the ball this year.

15 thoughts on “Tired of Life

  1. Clare Pooley

    Sorry you are a little low in spirits. After having beef for the past two years we have returned to having turkey again this year. I can’t remember whether we have ordered a Norfolk Black or a Bronze – I’ll no doubt find out when we collect it at the weekend. I try not to think too much about this whole Christmas dinner thing, I just cook the stuff, serve it up to the family and then I can relax. I don’t mind traditional menus as that means I can cook on autopilot and not worry about getting things wrong. Happy Christmas, Simon ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Julie@littleredbrickfarm

    Strange how eventually/sometimes the traditions instead of being comforting are just one more thing on the to-do list. In Australia some people buy prawns or other seafood , some good fresh bread, toss together a salad and just keep it at that, leaving out the roast altogether. (Of course we’re in the middle of summer and you might be chasing something heartier.) You could do the Aussie thing and go seafood next year?

    1. quercuscommunity

      I had avocado, salad and prawns in 1987 when I lived on my own on a poultry farm. It was very pleasant, spoiled only by having to go out and collect eggs. After that I got married and traditional. ๐Ÿ™‚


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