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vicfangirlguide:

‘The Christmas Hamper’ by Robert Braithwaite Martineau. One of the most important parts of Christmas Day during the Victorian period was the Christmas meal. Goose was the desirable main dish and many poor people joined ‘Goose Clubs’ where they would pay a certain amount a week to be able to afford at least a part of a goose for their Christmas meal.
People also joined ‘Pudding Clubs’. Christmas pudding (also known as plum or figgy pudding) was the highlight of the Christmas meal. Traditionally Christmas puddings are made with a mixture of suet, breadcrumbs, fruit, nuts, spices and beer. Items were also added to the pudding which would predict the fortune of the person who received them in their portion at Christmas dinner. These items varied depending on the household but commonly included a coin (a thruppence or sixpence) which foretold wealth for the coming year, a wishbone for good luck and a thimble indicating a year without marriage prospects. As in the Victorian period it is still a tradition in Britain that the Christmas Pudding is brought to the dinner table doused in brandy and set alight with a sprig of holly in its centre.

vicfangirlguide:

‘The Christmas Hamper’ by Robert Braithwaite Martineau. One of the most important parts of Christmas Day during the Victorian period was the Christmas meal. Goose was the desirable main dish and many poor people joined ‘Goose Clubs’ where they would pay a certain amount a week to be able to afford at least a part of a goose for their Christmas meal.

People also joined ‘Pudding Clubs’. Christmas pudding (also known as plum or figgy pudding) was the highlight of the Christmas meal. Traditionally Christmas puddings are made with a mixture of suet, breadcrumbs, fruit, nuts, spices and beer. Items were also added to the pudding which would predict the fortune of the person who received them in their portion at Christmas dinner. These items varied depending on the household but commonly included a coin (a thruppence or sixpence) which foretold wealth for the coming year, a wishbone for good luck and a thimble indicating a year without marriage prospects. As in the Victorian period it is still a tradition in Britain that the Christmas Pudding is brought to the dinner table doused in brandy and set alight with a sprig of holly in its centre.

(via victorianfanguide)

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Notes

tonight’s dinner was pan-fried chicken with onions and steamed broccoli with a homemade cheese sauce!

I’d never made my own cheese sauce before, it was a bit grainy but it tasted good. My best friend has always made cheese sauces from scratch, I should have asked her how to do it! ah well, next time.

the chicken was really fucking good too.

overall a VERY satisfying meal. maybe it was all the butter/fats I used. :3

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