With the annual bombardment of turkey recipes in the run-up to Christmas, we thought it’d be interesting to find out how many of you follow tradition and have a turkey dinner with family or friends at home, and how many do things differently.
It wasn’t altogether a surprise to see that the turkey dinner at home came top. I suppose a lot of people do it for nostalgic reasons – it’s what they had as children. And, of course, it’s cheap, thanks in part to the efforts of Bernard “Bootiful” Matthews (who by coincidence died a month before Christmas Day, aged 80).
But it was a bit of a surprise to see that, like us, so many of you opt to make the centrepiece of your special Christmas meal something other than turkey. Maybe it’s the prospect of spending the next few weeks wading through platefuls of turkey sandwiches, bowls of turkey stew, turkey and mushroom vol-au-vents. Of course, those of us who don’t buy one of these massive birds, don’t have to go through cold turkey. 😈
And given that Christmas Day is one of the big three occasions in the year for so many restaurants, we might have expected to see more votes going for meals out. Not so, it seems. A reflection of the economic climate, perhaps?
Comments are still open, so please feel free to comment and tell us more about your Christmas dinner if you had one.