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Friday, December 3, 2010

British Emporium

The British Emporium in Grapevine, Texas is a little home away from home for me and my English friends. Even if you aren’t a transplant from the British Isles, there's still plenty to entice you. Sheela and Alexandra welcome everyone into their little plot of England in the middle of Texas.

Their newsletter this month included a Christmas Menu (see below) which brought back many fond memories of Christmas in England. I’ll definitely be rolling out the pastry for sausage rolls.
Christmas Menus
The Great British Breakfast:
Let the day's feasting begin with a pot of full bodied British tea; Eggs, Proper Bacon, Bangers, grilled tomatoes & mushrooms, Toast, English Butter, Frank Cooper Marmalade and Tiptree Preserves!
Snacks, Anytime:
Bacon Sandwiches with HP Sauce; Banger Sandwich; British Cheese and Crackers; Pasties; Buttered Crumpets. Why not make your own Sausage Rolls - we have frozen sausagemeat and puff pastry!
Our festive lunch is Roast Turkey, Paxo or Sausagemeat Stuffing, Chipolatas, Bacon, Aunt Bessies Roast Potatoes & Honey glazed Parsnips, Bisto Gravy, Colemans Mustard, Brussel Sprouts & Chestnuts, Steamed Veggies, Cranberry sauce. We also love Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding and Roast Pork with Applesauce!
Christmas Tea
Always a crowd pleaser in the afternoons, serve hot tea with Christmas Cake, Sausage Rolls, Sandwiches, Scones with Tiptree Raspberry Seedless Preserves and Clotted Cream, Walkers Shortbread
Supper Ideas:
Shepherds' Pie with Minted Peas; Bangers and Mash; Pie and Chips; Chicken Casserole; Roast Chicken with Paxo Stuffing
And for Dessert...
Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter; Meringue Nests filled with Ice Cream/Cream/Berries; Sherry Trifle; Steamed Sponge Pudding and Custard.

Be sure to peruse their book shelves where my book – A Graceful Death – is for sale.


Woolysheep said...

I looooovvve this store! My family has made a Christmas and birthday tradition out of the canned haggis that you can only buy there or at the Scottish Festival at UTA.

I got introduced to clotted cream and double devon cream there also. Good stuff.

Helen Ginger said...

That's a lot of meals and snacks in one day! We usually have some kind of breakfast, then the big meal. That's it. Except for coffee in the morning when we wake up.

I would like to go to England though and have a right proper English Christmas, though.

Arlee Bird said...

I'm nowhere near Dallas, but I wish there was a place near my house that had some of these things. That array of food sounded delicious and I would really like to have one of those chocolate Christmas pudding with the brandy butter if that's what was in the photo -- oh that looks good!

Thanks for visiting my blog page, but I hope you'll stop by on one of my normal posting days sometime.

Tossing It Out

K9friend said...

It all sounds delicious to me!


Care said...

I am SO curious about Christmas Pudding!