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Too much turkey?Posted at 11:30AM, 18 December 2009 by Emily Boyce - Sub-editor, bbcgoodfood.com
How much turkey is too much turkey? Some would say one plateful. My mum, for one, has resisted what she sees as a dry, dull bird every Christmas in living memory, opting this year for beef. And my vegetarian rellies are firmly in the nut roast camp. In fact, Christmas in my house has never involved turkey at all, and it hasn't been missed - Delia's cheese and parsnip roulade or Sarah Cook's fabulous pie are equally celebratory and delicious.
This year, however, I'm Christmassing at my boyfriend's, and a traditional roast with all the trimmings is promised. And I'm holding out til Christmas Day to savour this momentous occasion.
There's something a bit sad about a single plateful of turkey and trimmings with no prospect of second helpings
It seems everyone else, though, is happy to start on the turkey dinners from 1 December. When the office lunch menu was sent round, for me it was any poultry that wasn't turkey - duck followed by pheasant. The same can't be said for the rest of the Good Food web team, who went straight for the classic Christmas dinner option. And very nice it looked too, but there's something a bit sad about a single plateful of turkey and trimmings with no prospect of second helpings of roasties or just one more of those succulent pigs in blankets.
Are you saving the turkey for another week, or have you been tucking in regularly all month? Or is turkey totally off the menu for you this Christmas?