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"Traditional" English Christmas dinner?


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"Traditional" English Christmas dinner?

eamcd | | Dec 21, 2007 05:08 AM

My husband's been reading a lot of Shakespeare and Dickens this year and I've been re-reading Jane Austen. So, it's just us and 2 kids for Christmas dinner -- he suggested we tend toward a "traditional" or old-fashioned English Christmas dinner for something different. (We're in the U.S.)

We're not going to do goose for 4 (including 2 children), but I'm thinking of a standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding (have checked the threads for those already). But I'm hoping for suggestions to fill out the meal... We're willing to put in the effort, even if we do a few separate things simple enough for our kids (who are mixed in their adventurous eating stages).

What sides would you suggest (whether they are "English" or just good)?

Can I still do a Christmas pudding-type recipe this close to the holiday? Or is "Stirring up" day essential for the soak?