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Cooking for the coronation

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Whitewavemark2 Fri 05-May-23 11:05:26

Staunch Republican here, so I’m only making a quiche, Victoria sponge and coronation chicken 😄

MiniMoon Fri 05-May-23 11:54:09

There will be 8 of us. I'm making quiche × 2, rolls filled with ham, cheese and coronation chicken. We have bought in cake, crisps and nibbles. For dessert I have meringues, soft fruit and cream.
I'm not making it into a big do. grin

M0nica Fri 05-May-23 12:07:58

Coronaton chicken and trifle for lunch. What in our family is known as 'a dainty tes' in the evening, sandwiches scones and cake. I might even get the best china out.

Blondiescot Fri 05-May-23 12:21:04

Just another day here, won't be watching, won't be cooking anything different.

TwiceAsNice Fri 05-May-23 12:34:32

Daughter is making quiche and coronation chicken I am making sausage rolls and we are having scones and strawberries. A bit carb heavy but we can eat it all in front of the tele and have a more healthy hot meal in the evening . Having friends around for a barbecue on Sunday

TillyTrotter Fri 05-May-23 12:38:39

A buffet to snack on through the daytime while watching proceedings on TV.
Ham sandwiches, smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, quiche, chicken drumsticks, a fruit salad, scones and jam with clotted cream.
Lime cordial and soda to drink.

Shelflife Fri 05-May-23 12:59:45

Sounds lovely TillyTrotter! Have you room for an extra guest? 😂😂

aonk Fri 05-May-23 13:01:33

Not cooking anything special although we will watch the Coronation in the morning.

Foxygloves Fri 05-May-23 13:04:37

Coronation Chicken here - which will be reprised on Sunday when family come to lunch.

Maggiemaybe Fri 05-May-23 13:15:52

We’re having a buffet. 13 of us. Coronation chicken, the quiche if it turns out well, dainty sandwiches (ham, smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese pinwheels), French bread, houmus and cheeses. Pickles and crisps. Followed by chocolate cake, lemon drizzle tarted up with blueberries and strawberries as a Union flag, and gingerbread kings if I don’t run out of time. With Pimms and fizz and nonalcoholic offerings.

Veggie, dairy-free and gluten-free options mean that we’ll have to get a lot of sandwich flags written up this afternoon. smile

Foxygloves Fri 05-May-23 13:36:46

Oh I also have a Coronation Colin Caterpillar for the little ones on Sunday!

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 05-May-23 13:52:39

Just the two of us - we’ll watch the ceremony but I’m not preparing any special food.

TillyTrotter Fri 05-May-23 15:42:26

There is Shelflife. 😃
We’re starting early and TV will be on from 9 am.
Caterpillar cake is great Foxy

SueDonim Fri 05-May-23 16:20:04

I had my staff provide food for tomorrow. My chefs are Mr Marks and Mr Spencer. Their food is in my fridge and I’ve given them tomorrow off. grin

I’ve just used it as an excuse for a bit of a gathering, to be honest, though we will be watching. There must be plenty of parties going on locally as you can’t buy a piece of coronation flimflam anywhere! We’ll be using Easter napkins with rabbits on them.

LRavenscroft Fri 05-May-23 16:32:25

Coronation chicken and Victoria sponge washed down with some lovely elderflower sparkling drink.

Bizziebe Fri 05-May-23 16:39:24


Oh I also have a Coronation Colin Caterpillar for the little ones on Sunday!

I've got a couple of Colin's babies in the cake tin ready for the young ones.

Siope Fri 05-May-23 16:54:32

I’m going to a Congressa da Sopa. €5, all the freshly made soup I can eat, rolls made with locally ground flour, and nary a peep about the coronation.

MrsKen33 Fri 05-May-23 17:18:59

Just made the Coronation quiche. Looks good and smells good. Also a large trifle. Can’t wait for that.

Redhead56 Fri 05-May-23 17:25:25

My tum is rumbling just reading this no cooking for me. We have been invited to a special dinner.

MerylStreep Fri 05-May-23 17:28:18

We are having a street ( close) party. We have permission to shut the close off tomorrow morning.
That’s when we’ll all muck in with bunting and tables. If it’s anything like the last 2 there will be mounds of food.

gulligranny Fri 05-May-23 17:32:43

There will be six of us, we're starting with Bucks Fizz and Mary Berry's Herby Cheese Toasts plus crisps to nibble on during the ceremony, then we are lunching on Chicken A La King (bit of a change from Coronation Chicken) plus a shortbread-based open fruit tart, I'll do the raspberries and blueberries in the Union flag pattern.

Got a pack of gold paper crowns too, not wearing one is not an option!

On Sunday our local village hall is hosting an afternoon tea and on Monday there's a street party.

Would like to say that a Coronation is an unmissable once-in-a-lifetime event, but this is our second ...

kittylester Fri 05-May-23 17:50:56

I've ordered a picnic from a local cafe. There will only be dh and I.

Maggiemaybe Fri 05-May-23 17:56:06

I’m quite surprised at how well my Coronation quiches have turned out, both the conventional one and the gluten and dairy free version. I grumbled a bit about about the faffy pastry prep, but yes, they’re looking good, if I say it myself. Fingers crossed they taste it as well.

Off for a walk to our local B & M now to see if they have any suitable cake decorations left and to grab some little prizes for the grandsons’ games tomorrow. Last minute, me? grin

M0nica Fri 05-May-23 21:22:29

I have done all the cooking for tomorrow. Coronation chicken and the accompanying rice is cooked assembled and in the fridge, ditto the trifle. Scones have been mixed, cut out and frozen uncooked and I will just take out two each tomorrow and cook when we need them - in the air fryer, of course.

All I will need to do is make the round of sandwiches to go with our afternoon tea. The cakes have been bought in.

lixy Fri 05-May-23 22:00:39

Welsh lamb chops requested by my mum. I'll see if I can find some Jersey Royal potatoes to go with them!

Tea will be the usual soup and a sandwich, maybe with a jelly as it's a special day.