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So with the shortage of lorry drivers and problems due to brexit at the moment the news has had quite a few stories about predicted food shortages this Christmas. I'm starting to panic about this because I have friends and family coming for Christmas lunch. I'm getting organised early this year and I'm preparing for the shortages, I've bought a turkey and loads of frozen veg and stuffing and alot of other stuff like crackers so at least if I can't get fresh my guests won't go hungry. Is anyone else getting prepared early???

flynny39
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjran2 weeks ago

No need to panic, just choose alternatives. Your family and friends will rally round and if you explain they could bring dishes with them. That will also make your day more enjoyable if they help. Sharing is fun, that’s what I always told my children.

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flynny39
flynny39
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2 weeks ago

Pjran what a lovely perspective to have on things, good tip, thank u ***

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davey184
davey1842 weeks ago

Be careful not to get dragged into these shortage worries. It has always been the same, at this time of year. The panic buying has always been around and long before Covid.

This Christmas will be a special one for so many.

Enjoy it.

Live it.

Love it.

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flynny39
flynny39
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2 weeks ago

davey184 well said ***

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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2 weeks ago

I read about a lot of people fearing the lack of pigs in blankets. I'm a vegetarian, but it's such an easy recipe to make at home using just 3 ingredients. I really don't understand why people should panic about missing this product in a ready to cook pack. 👨‍🍳

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flynny39
flynny39
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2 weeks ago

kikogpe true they're easy enough to knock up ***

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Mick82
Mick822 weeks ago

You always get enough to do you I learnt that during the last couple of years I always used to have supplies of everything in the house but the hassles of shopping during covid lockdowns learnt a lot of people to use what you have or can get and don’t worry about what you haven’t got

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flynny39
flynny39
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2 weeks ago

Mick82 deffo ***

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 weeks ago

It’s just one day! So long as I can spend time with my loved ones, I don’t really care what I eat. If there are no turkeys or pigs in blankets, we’ll have beef, salmon or even a buffet. You seem very organised and I’m sure your family and friends will have a great day.

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Mick82
Mick822 weeks ago

gerrykelly25 it’s all about who you spend it with not the trimmings learnt that last year too

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flynny39
flynny39
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2 weeks ago

gerrykelly25 aw thank u, I try to be ***

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 weeks ago

Mick82 my family couldn’t get home last year so I’m really looking forward us all being together. There’s plenty of food and drink, we won’t starve!

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sunny101
sunny1012 weeks ago

I refuse to stress about it - if we have it then we can eat it. There's been so much to worry about over the last couple of years with family and health that I will be happy just to be with them. I'm looking at it as a freezer 'adventure' and will be happy to use up some of those frosted-up veg that should've been used sooner. Turkey with a side of ice-cream anyone? 😄 Well done flynny39 for getting organised but write down a time-table for your planned day and forgive yourself if it doesn't go to plan.

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flynny39
flynny39
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2 weeks ago

sunny101 thank u, that's a good idea xxxx

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 weeks ago

Again there is no need to panick but if it is said in the news then people do. I do not believe COViD has bought people together but shown a real selfish side to the human race.

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 weeks ago

Certainly no need to panic , plenty of everything around including Turkeys and pigs in blankets . The only thing that will cause panic buying is .........err ...... panic buying 🤔 from those who really should know better !

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flynny39
flynny39
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2 weeks ago

Golfforall Hahaha true ***

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva2 weeks ago

Am not panicking flynny39 i have the turkey and stuffing and the beef and I have made the pigs in blankets if I can’t get the veg they can have sandwiches lol 😂

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 weeks ago

I'm not worried I've got my Turkey and baileys.

Just dont leave things till last minute I'm sure you'll all have a good time just being together

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

As long as there is something to eat on Christmas Day that's all I'm worried about. I will probably buy our food at the start of December and we will just have what there is.

I'm prepared early as I've bought all the presents and written the cards but I never think about the food till December

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 weeks ago

As long as I have some decent red wine, a bottle of Baileys & some mince pies I'll be more than happy.

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