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Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:09 am
by Errkal
Qikz wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Can you freeze potatoes? Feels like that might not result in a great roastie at the end of it :dread:


If you parboiled them you can freeze them at thay point and roast them from frozen at that point.


I didn't know this, but thank you for teaching me because I'll definitely be making use of this in the future.


Tis handy, means you can have roasties ready to for whatever you want :D

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide ... e-potatoes

How to freeze roast potatoes/chips

Peel (or don’t) the potatoes and cut into the size and shape of your choice. Pop the potato into boiling water and parboil until the potato is almost cooked, tender but still firm, the timing will depend on the size of your potatoes (a couple minutes for chips and up to five minutes for larger roast potatoes). Plunge the potatoes into a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking process, then drain using a colander, shaking the potatoes to fluff them up.
Heat some oil, goose or duck fat until hot and toss the potato through it to coat. Allow to cool, then lay the potato on a tray without letting them touch each other. Pop the tray into the freezer and when frozen solid, (about six to 12 hours) transfer to a resealable, airtight freezer bag, remove any excess air, label and pop back into the freezer.


How to cook roast potatoes/chips from frozen

Cook from frozen for best results. Pop roasties or chips straight into a heated oven at the original temperature, adding 10-15 more minutes cooking time for roasties or bigger cuts of potato.
You can fry chips straight from frozen.


Essentially exactly what Aunt Bessie does :D

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:13 am
by Jenuall
Useful to know, but sounds like more work than just doing them on the day! :lol:

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:19 am
by Errkal
Jenuall wrote:Useful to know, but sounds like more work than just doing them on the day! :lol:


Depends, if you ahve a gooseberry fool load of other stuff to do being able to just drag them from the freezer and hoof 'em in the oven its easier as there is far less timing to worry about, chopping and gooseberry fool and more time to get pissed :D

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:27 am
by Qikz
Jenuall wrote:Useful to know, but sounds like more work than just doing them on the day! :lol:


Anything that takes away the need to peel potatoes more often sounds good to me.

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:29 pm
by Robbo-92
Christmas Tree might have just gone up….. :toot:

Outside lights at the weekend though :dread:

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:41 pm
by Oblomov Boblomov
Mine's been up for a few days already :slol: :toot:.

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:27 am
by Abacus
Yay!

Had my first Gregg's festive bake of the year!

And it was piping hot too, so it has scarred my face and lips for life :toot:

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:33 am
by Jenuall
I'm eating a festive bake right now. IT'S CHRISTMAS! :toot:

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:42 am
by Dual
I've had Pannetone from morribobs. Merry Xmas everyone

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:48 am
by gaminglegend
Had a customer complain this week about the Christmas music. Assumed they were being a humbug until someone let me know we’d been playing Feliz Navidad on repeat for 2 hours :lol: :wub:

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:17 pm
by DarkRula
I mean... there's worse songs to have on repeat for that long.

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:41 pm
by Barnsy!
Jenuall wrote:I'm eating a festive bake right now. IT'S CHRISTMAS! :toot:


My first vegan festive bake from Greggs too

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:07 pm
by Oblomov Boblomov
Looking forward to having a Festive Bake tomorrow :toot:.

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:56 pm
by Gemini73
Bought my first football top ever last week as a Christmas present. My 12 year old daughter plays for Lakeside FC and while she's a Coventry City fan her favourite player is Millie Bright who plays for Chelsea, so a Chelsea top is what she wanted with her surname and her player number. (7)

£60 just for the top, a kids football top, even before the lettering is applied! :shock:

Yay, Christmas!

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:32 pm
by Vermilion
My christmas shopping is now 99% complete, the tree however will not be going up until December.

Also, is it just me? Or are a lot of the Christmas ads on TV this year generally a bit gooseberry fool? One of the worst being the Sainsburys one in which the camera zooms around the room as everything is frozen in time (which is just plain annoying), oh and Dominos can strawberry float right off.

The best i've seen is probably the McDonalds one with the big blue monster, or the John Lewis alien one.

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:37 pm
by Tomous
Checking in on the Festive Bake, just purchased :datass:

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:53 pm
by Robbo-92
I’m getting tempted by a festive bake now :lol: Do Greggs deliver? :lol:

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:59 pm
by LewisD
Gemini73 wrote:Bought my first football top ever last week as a Christmas present. My 12 year old daughter plays for...


This post is a Phishing scammers dream :lol:

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:21 pm
by Red
Just watched the Something Awful Matrix Christmas so it's definitely Christmas now!

https://youtu.be/JNXg5mcjew8

Re: CHRISTMAS HYPE THREAD 2021 - IT'S CHRIIIISTMAAAAAASS

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:32 am
by Buffalo
Watched Die Hard last night. It has begun.