Saturday, December 26, 2009

Because it's Boxing Day

No, we don't celebrate Boxing Day in the US. In fact, many of us would be hard-pressed to even define it. This day after Christmas is celebrated in many other parts of the English-speaking world, including Canada, the UK, etc. and so on, as a public holiday. It started out as a day to give to those less fortunate than (and/or subordinate to) you - because the poor would traditionally go from door to door with empty boxes for people to fill with goodies. Today it's basically a day to indulge in post-Christmas Day sales, watch sports, discuss last night's Doctor Who (airing tonight on BBC America, by the way - the first time an episode has ever aired so soon after it did in the UK) and have people over for buffets. This video from the UK's Tesco grocery chain makes an oven-baked salmon look fairly easy, especially on a cucumber-watercress salad.

Just remember: when he says 200 degrees, he's talking in Celsius. We would do 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Pigtown-Design said...

watched dr. who part 1 last night. i love catherine tate.

John said...

I couldn't wait - I had to YouTube it. Imagine, every human being in the world transforms into the Master! I swear, he looked lovely in Abigail's pink dress and high heels. And that scene where Barack Obama (and the whole Washington press corps) turns into the Master was just too funny.