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Mum’s mishap with the Christmas Lunch

This week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups is to re-write a Christmas carol with a food theme.

My offering is to be sung to the tune of:

“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

(verses 1 and 2)

The turkey’s in the oven now
And Mum’s taking a rest
She’s bought stuffing and apple sauce
And hopes no-one will guess
The chipolata sausages
Defrosted very well
Everything’s going to plan
But what’s that burning smell?

Mum rushes out to the kitchen
And Dad raises a brow
Long suffering, he’s wondering
Just what Mum has burned now
We rally round to help my Mum
Scrape veg into the bin
It seems the steamer only steams
When you put some water in!

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About gillsrandomramblings

Working in education as a Child and Family Wellbeing Manager where I hope to make a small difference to the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Mum to 3 wonderful grown up children, provider of food and shelter to 2 ungrateful cats. New to blogging and not sure I'll write anything of interest, but here goes anyway....:o)

36 responses »

  1. Hahahaha brilliant! I’m all for buying the mince pies and smashing them up a bit to look homemade. Seriously though – you’ve got to feel sorry for those who can’t cook at this time of year.

  2. Oh dear, pour a few drinks and no one will notice.
    I have my parents and my in-laws to cook for this year— hope I do a bit better!
    This worked very well to the tune. Well written 🙂

  3. Hahaha! That sounds like my life.

    • I used to have an ambition to be like “Ria” in the old sit com,, Butterflies, with classic culinary lines like “It’s some sort of pie” as she placed food on the table. Never got away with it, but I have had a few mishaps in my time 🙂 Thanks for your comment

  4. I always liked that Americans tend to refer to a gas burner, rather than a gas ring, on cookers…. more accurately reflecting the cooking method! Don’t blame Mum for ‘cutting corners’ either!

  5. Lovely – exactly like what happens in a million homes at this time of year I would imagine! Polly

  6. I love it how we have recounted bitter experiences in the kitchen. Hope we all do better than this on Christmas Day!

  7. Super, very witty and very reminiscent for me. My Mum always forgot something! We regularly discovered desiccated chipolatas on Boxing Day.

  8. Brilliant! I’m singing along! You’ve got rhythm!

  9. Thought this worked really well, great job!

  10. Hee hee! Been there, done that, lol! Really enjoyed reading that and had a giggle at the punchline :O)

  11. Love it! Sounds like home!

  12. I have a feeling that there is a joint theme coming as I read through these posts, lol.

    I wil NOT be burning, spoiling or even experiencing cooking the Christmas Dinner this year – hooray!

  13. Oh Gill this is fabulous! I’m still smiling!. Loved the bit about lying down & then everyone helping! I sang it perfectly too.

  14. This had a ring of truth about it. I did the same thing once, but fortunately not at Christmas! Thankyou for making me laugh.

  15. Love it! Gave me good chuckle. 😀

  16. Been there, done similar! Made me laugh, thanks.

  17. A very funny depiction of Christmas chaos. Great stuff. 🙂

  18. Ha ha! Hilarious! This is why I always leave cooking Christmas dinner to others. I’m far safer at washing up!

  19. he he this is great. One of my favourite carols too. x


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