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Christmas dinner in a tin? Yes, it’s called Christmas Tinner


Now everyone in the family will be volunteering to cook Christmas dinner!

Christmas is nearly upon us. The Toronto roads are emptying as people slack off early; workers close down their Excel spreadsheets for their Christmas parties or lunches; and families plan where they’ll be enjoying Christmas dinner together.

But what if mum says it’s your turn to host and you just can’t raise your head from your mobile phone screen long enough to buy all the groceries in time?

Fear not! Brits in Toronto has done its research and helpfully presents Christmas dinner in a tin. Or, in other words, Christmas Tinner.

This is the ideal solution. In just one handy-sized tin you are able to serve scrambled eggs and bacon, two mince pies, turkey and potatoes, gravy, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, brussels sprouts or broccoli with stuffing (dressing for our Canadian readers), roast carrots and parsnips and … for a little added je ne sais quoi … Christmas pudding.

Each dish is carefully, delicately and respectfully layered in the tin to enjoy the flavours to their fullest. The choices are endless as to how the diner decides to enjoy their feast.

You may decide to start with the scrambled eggs, then move on to the turkey course, followed by the Christmas pud? Dip straight into the vegetables accompanied by the rich gravy? Or just go balls to the wall and dive straight into the mince pies?

The beauty of this is that no two family members will have the same dining experience. There are literally 2,476 different combinations of meal — in one tin! Splendid.

Here’s a review, enjoy:


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Brits in Toronto!

Get the bird in will ya, nan?

Get the bird out will ya, nan?

Wow, what a year it’s been for us here at Brits in Toronto. Started a new blog, had a lot of fun along the way and hopefully offered a ton of useful information to help Brits who currently call the city their home, or are considering moving here.

This is our chance to take a pause and say a really sincere THANK YOU to all those who have followed us on Twitter and RTd our tweets, contacted us via the website form or e-mail, been brave enough to let us feature them in Successful Brits in Toronto (all great sports!) or read our posts.

Although most of our traffic comes from Canada and the U.K. there are a few surprises with some website visitors surfing in from Chile, Nigeria, Peru, the NSA and one person from North Korea. All in all, a very mixed bag.

With your encouraging and supportive feedback, we have even more excellent content planned for 2015 … watch this space.

We’d also like to say this time of year can also not be so fun for those without close friends and family. It’s very hard to uproot and take your life to a new country. Always remember there is a massive support network of Brits in Toronto who you can liaise with, get some advice from or just meet for tea and a chat.

In that spirit, Brits in Toronto is making a donation to the Toronto Distress Centre for those who may need a few extra kind words this time of year. Keep up the good work, guys.

So, again, we hope you all have health, happiness and some good times this season. We’ll sign off with our favourite Christmas song of all time …