I would just like to point out that all that gauzy Christmas special stuff about how Christmas traditions bond us all together was not written by a Canadian who moved to Australia.
See the top picture above? THAT is a lovely bowl of home made Poppycock put out in a Canadian home for a Christmas evening with family and good friends.
See the bottom picture? THAT is a lovely bowl of home made Poppycock put out in an Australian home for a Christmas evening with family and good friends.
The top picture was taken 3 weeks after it was put out. Not the strong formation of the carmeled popcorn still exists, ensuring both form and crunch ... All important in the "identifying what I am eating" part of food. One could leave it out even longer, simply dust ... and voila ...perfection.
The bottom picture was taken 3 nanoseconds after it was put out. Mush. That is all it was. In fact there were no discernible characteristics to distinguish it from the potato chips that had been put out or the left over porridge in the pot in the sink. You could leave it out for a few more nanoseconds and it would grow mold and attract strange bugs.
Now this is the really sad part.
There is growing evidence that many Canadians now living in Australia no longer have any friends to share their holiday traditions with on account of Australians hate porridge.