They say good things come in small packages, and Christmas Tinner is no exception. It’s a full Christmas dinner, except all the traditional holiday foods are packed into one flavorful can. It sounds scary and unappetizing, but who doesn’t want to know more?
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What’s In the Tin?
The real question is, “What’s not in the tin?” The Christmas dinner in a can includes everything from breakfast to dessert, starting with eggs and bacon and ending with Christmas pudding. Here’s a list of all nine layers of Christmas food in the Christmas Tinner, in order from first taste to last bite:
- Scrambled eggs and bacon
- Two mince pies
- Turkey and potatoes
- Bread sauce
- Cranberry sauce
- Brussels sprouts (or broccoli) with stuffing
- Roast carrots and parsnips
- Christmas pudding
Warning: If you have brumotactillophobia, the fear of your food touching, the Christmas Tinner might not be ideal for you.
But Why Was This Invented?
That’s a good question—and there is a good answer. Christmas Tinner was created by Chris Godfrey, a graphic designer from the UK who is known for his multi-course meal-in-a-can creations. The Christmas dinner in a can caters to the needs of a gamer who doesn’t have time to put down the controller in favor of an apron. Unfortunately, we’re not quite sure this is the answer to that problem.
I Don’t Have Time to Cook Dinner. Is This My Only Option?
Christmas Tinner, albeit inventive and… unique, is not the only quick recipe you can bring to the table for the holidays. When you’re pressed for time but not too keen on the idea of serving a can-shaped meal to your skeptical in-laws, fear not! You can make a Christmas dinner that’s simple and tasty, too.