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21. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

Quoting Purdy

watching the sunrise on a deserted beach with someone you love having not gone to bed is amazing

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22. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

I was trying to keep it clean;););)

23. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

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24. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Im telling Isa on you that you are going off topic

STOP LAUGHING AT ME YOU SCOTTISH GIT!

Mince pies are the devils food - and tway agrees with me!

25. Posted by Lily... (Budding Member 106 posts) 8y

I've never tasted mince pie...looks good based on what I've seen on the internet though.:)

26. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 8y

Well all this mince pie bashing is making me hungry - I wonder what to have?! I have to agree with the negativity towards sprouts, I can eat them I have to but I certainly wouldn't choose to. The best thing to do is boil them away to nothing and eat them squidgy and mixed in with everything else, they hardly taste of anything that way! (Yes I have much experience of getting thru a Christmas dinner politely with family you only see once a year!)

As for Christmas cake and christmas pudding - yuck! I really can't stand fruit cake, it's really bitter and horrid. And putting in alcohol just seems to make it worse. Whats more it lasts for months!! And they sneak it in as wedding cake, christening cake and sometimes shock you with it in a birthday cake! Oh yes it looks nice all iced and pretty, but you're risking teeth and taste buds biting into the thing! This brit is not a fan of dried fruit!

But you're just being mean about mushrooms, they're lovely!

27. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Anyway I thought they are called mince tarts.

28. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 8y

What?! Mince Tarts?!! Nope, good old fashioned mince pies, and yet not made of anything remotely mince like.

I have a question - why is it that mince is crushed up bits of animal (ie beef or lamb) and yet mincemeat (that used in said mince pies) is made of dried fruit? Weird

29. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting pinkgirlie

What?! Mince Tarts?!! Nope, good old fashioned mince pies, and yet not made of anything remotely mince like.

I have a question - why is it that mince is crushed up bits of animal (ie beef or lamb) and yet mincemeat (that used in said mince pies) is made of dried fruit? Weird

Originally, mince pie contained meat and dried fruit. As time passed, suet replaced the meat (probably because suet was cheaper and more readily available to the masses) and more dried fruit was incorporated. Today, a true mince pie will still be made with suet but most versions use vegetable shortening. The liquor was added for flavor and as a preservative.

Mushrooms are a fungus. Athlete's foot is a fungus. But I digress...

30. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 8y

Hmm...thats interesting and makes sense. Of course most mince pies now are vegetarian, at least all the ones I've ever had were. I'm not at all sure why people eat cheese with them...

I think change can be a good thing, and although 'mincemeat' is a traditional word, its still bery misleading. Maybe 'mincefruit' would be more appropriate.

In all my years of Christmases I've actually never come across a mince pie with alcohol in...I'll certainly be looking out for one now!