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    Default Meal ideas for Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    DH and I have had a tradition going back to 2004 to make a meal for the Olympic opening ceremonies that reflects the host country.

    I'm a little stumped on what do to this year, besides making a healthy version of fish and chips or a curry.

    Does anyone else have some ideas?
    Kellie...married ~ 2002 * kidded ~ 2005 & 2008

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    How about Bangers and Mash (sausages and mashed potatos)?

    I went to London once for business and really didn't care for the food there at all- thank goodness we found a Pizza Hut or I would have starved!
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    Oh, fun! How about a traditional "High Tea" (NOT the American afternoon tea). It's more like supper. You could do tea, scones, pasties, cold meats, pickles, etc.
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    How about Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, mini quiches etc. Or any kind of pot pie with a green salad. You can make the salad more authentic by adding ricotta salata or cottage cheese.
    ETA: thought of a few more, roast beef or lamb with yorkshire pudding and gravy and carrots.
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    MMMMM! One of my favorite special occassion meals growing up was Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding and gravy. My mom has since ammended the full on Yorkshire to Popovers because it's easier but it's the same effect.
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    Jacket potatoes (baked potatoes) with butter, cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms?

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    Well, I think sticky toffee pudding needs to be involved, somehow. :-)

    The English have really modernized their food and embraced foreign cuisines, so eating there these days isn't too different from anywhere else. I think the most popular dish in England right now is chicken tikka masala! However, to be traditional, I'd do a shepherd's pie with a nice, hearty ale.

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    Check out the recipes section at http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/

    My favorite series is the one with Rachel Khoo...but that's Parisian cuisine! Another option for sweets is Mary Berry, she's the queen of British Baking. Her cohost Paul Hollywood (from the Great British Bakeoff) has some great savory recipes.
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    All these ideas sound yummy! It'll be hard to pick one.
    Kellie...married ~ 2002 * kidded ~ 2005 & 2008

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