In his comment on Christmas Dinner, Hooting Yard’s in-house anagrammatist R. provided one of his finest letter-jumbles : crams tern in dish. This is, quite clearly, the essential Yuletide recipe for my readers, and I thus present a handy pictorial guide:
Ingredients : tern
Equipment : dish
Method : cram tern in dish. Serve.
Well I’m glad you chose that recipe anagram over ‘Rancid Men Shirts’!
A slightly more traditional (albeit complicated) recipe:
Cram tern in dish,
trim nine chards,
cream thin rinds,
in charred mint.
Serve with plenty of sprouts, obviously.
Mr Carter : Brilliant
Christmas Dinner Revisited:
“Trim terns!” I’d hiss. “Dice raven!”
He dices raven. Trims its rind.
I trim tern. He discards veins.
Hermit stirs in diced ravens.
Sieve Dirt. Christmas Dinner!
Alternative last line:
I’d serve it. Christmas Dinner.
These recipes are reminiscent of Christian Bök’s Eunoia, but better, and far more useful when it comes time to plan Christmas dinner.