Christmas Cooking

The next day was the best – bubble and squeak! Its worth cooking a Christmas dinner and putting it to one side for the next day – just to fry it!

K: “Wasn’t Christmas tea quite a highlight?”

P: “Oh yes, God yes, we used to have two sittings.”

M: “We didn’t bother because we were so full.”

P: “Well, so were we, but we made it just the same.  We had every sort of cake; Christmas cake, chocolate cake, Victoria sponge, orange cake.  One of my lads really loved apple tart, so we had to have apple tart.”

M: “But the next day was the best – bubble and squeak!  That’s the trouble now, if you go out for Christmas dinner.  When you come home – you thoroughly enjoyed your dinner out – but come the next day there’s no bubble and squeak.”

P: “Calamity!”

M:  “It just takes the whole shine off Christmas Day, because you haven’t got your bubble and squeak and there aren’t any smells in the kitchen, what I call Christmas Smells.  You come from that house and they’ve got all the smells and you haven’t and when you get up the next morning – no bubble and squeak to fry!”

P: “That puts the final kybosh on it.”

M: ”Doesn’t it!  It just spoils the whole of Christmas altogether; it’s worth cooking a Christmas dinner and putting it to one side for the next day – just to fry it!”

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