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Do you still have a Sunday roast?

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View mtp1958's Profile mtp1958 Flag Grays 10 Apr 22 1.40pm Send a Private Message to mtp1958 Add mtp1958 as a friend

sunday roast try to have a different meat every weekk , all the way through Autumn to spring then if the weather is good BBQ most of the time , im the cook not the wife my kitchen my rules hehe

 

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Originally posted by Willo

Add 'Remainers' to the list not 'Brexiteers' like 'Yours Truly'.

Edited by Willo (10 Apr 2022 12.35pm)

 


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In olden days when I was still wearing short trousers, as far as I recall, Mum always did a roast on Sunday. The day was something of a ritual of listening to 2 Way Family Favourites while the meal was being prepared followed by The Billy Cotton Band Show, The Navy Lark, Round The Horne, Ray's A Laugh or whatever other comedy radio programme was on while we ate.

I think we usually had beef or pork. Sometimes lamb and for a very special and rare treat, chicken when Dad would open a bottle of Spanish Sauterne which he thought was really fancy.

Thing is that there wasn't the quality or variety of food available then so it meant a lot more than it does today. And the Sunday roast usually provided a few subsequent meals including my favourite Shepherds Pie. Cold meat for sandwiches taken to work, and dripping, also for sandwiches. Dad would ask the butcher for a sheep's head with the eyes still in to see us through the week.

Today we still enjoy a roast on Sunday, but not every week and very rarely during the summer. It's just not the treat or practical necessity it once was.

One thing for sure, as far as I'm concerned, despite the constant advertising of Sunday roasts by pubs and restaurants, I've never found one that I enjoy more than the one prepared and cooked by my wife.

 


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I usually make one. The kids love it and it carries on a tradition.

I normally do Chicken or beef, lamb the odd time. All of the kids in the family love Yorkshire puddings. I have to do them no matter what the roast is. My missus not keen on pork so haven't had it for years. There was a description on this thread that made me feel like having it. Although, I'm not an apple sauce person myself.

However, today I had a home-made market curry with naans and rice and peas. Something different, obviously. First time in weeks without a roast.

 


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Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

In olden days when I was still wearing short trousers, as far as I recall, Mum always did a roast on Sunday. The day was something of a ritual of listening to 2 Way Family Favourites while the meal was being prepared followed by The Billy Cotton Band Show, The Navy Lark, Round The Horne, Ray's A Laugh or whatever other comedy radio programme was on while we ate.

That brings back some long forgotten memories

 

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Originally posted by Lawrie

Youíre welcome Badger. Should point out though that I guard my whisky bottle with the determination of the Ukrainians, andÖ.I also like to listen to loud classical music while Iím cooking/getting sloshed. Feel a spot of Wagner and/or Mahler coming on today.
Probably enough to put most people off. &#129315;

Luckily for you I am teetotal.

Happy to report I had my Sunday roast and so far so good I think it's put me back on the road to recovery.

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 11 Apr 22 12.39am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by mtp1958

sunday roast try to have a different meat every weekk , all the way through Autumn to spring then if the weather is good BBQ most of the time , im the cook not the wife my kitchen my rules hehe

Sounds good. The man with a plan

 

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Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

In olden days when I was still wearing short trousers, as far as I recall, Mum always did a roast on Sunday. The day was something of a ritual of listening to 2 Way Family Favourites while the meal was being prepared followed by The Billy Cotton Band Show, The Navy Lark, Round The Horne, Ray's A Laugh or whatever other comedy radio programme was on while we ate.

I think we usually had beef or pork. Sometimes lamb and for a very special and rare treat, chicken when Dad would open a bottle of Spanish Sauterne which he thought was really fancy.

Thing is that there wasn't the quality or variety of food available then so it meant a lot more than it does today. And the Sunday roast usually provided a few subsequent meals including my favourite Shepherds Pie. Cold meat for sandwiches taken to work, and dripping, also for sandwiches. Dad would ask the butcher for a sheep's head with the eyes still in to see us through the week.

Today we still enjoy a roast on Sunday, but not every week and very rarely during the summer. It's just not the treat or practical necessity it once was.

One thing for sure, as far as I'm concerned, despite the constant advertising of Sunday roasts by pubs and restaurants, I've never found one that I enjoy more than the one prepared and cooked by my wife.

I suspect all of us who grew up in the 1950s share almost exactly these memories! Family Favourites and the Billy Cotton Bandshow and a roast lunch. And then that bloody awful Sing Something Simple later on Sunday afternoon, which to me always signalled that the weekend was coming to an end and it was school tomorrow.
Back then, the country was much more cohesive because millions of us shared the same culture and lifestyle. But God, Sundays were boring!

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 11 Apr 22 8.49am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by palaceexile

I suspect all of us who grew up in the 1950s share almost exactly these memories! Family Favourites and the Billy Cotton Bandshow and a roast lunch. And then that bloody awful Sing Something Simple later on Sunday afternoon, which to me always signalled that the weekend was coming to an end and it was school tomorrow.
Back then, the country was much more cohesive because millions of us shared the same culture and lifestyle. But God, Sundays were boring!

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Originally posted by palaceexile

I suspect all of us who grew up in the 1950s share almost exactly these memories! Family Favourites and the Billy Cotton Bandshow and a roast lunch. And then that bloody awful Sing Something Simple later on Sunday afternoon, which to me always signalled that the weekend was coming to an end and it was school tomorrow.
Back then, the country was much more cohesive because millions of us shared the same culture and lifestyle. But God, Sundays were boring!

We used to sit round the table after dinner and sing the old songs to the simple tunes of the stand up piano. Can't remember who played, Grandad maybe. Knees up Mother Brown, Daisy and the like. Seems like a million years ago. My kids don't even believe me.

 


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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 11 Apr 22 3.32pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

These days, the only things my dear wife makes for dinner are reservations.

I do recall her cooking a roast (Pork) but served it up with duck fat potatoes.I cannot abide duck, the potatoes were swiftly removed off my plate and I tore a strip off my dear wife as she knew full well my aversion to duck and thought I would not notice,but I caught a glance of the packaging.She felt the full force of my wrath.

Edited by Willo (10 Apr 2022 11.29am)

Goose fat is much better than duck fat! When it comes to cooking roasties.
Perhaps you ought to take a lead and show here exactly what she has been missing all these years a 'Willo' Easter themed roast meal of your own!
marsh fed Welsh lamb, a fine array of 'al dente' spring vegetables, your own slant on roasted potatoes, fresh mint sauce & redcurrant jelly served with a fine jus and a nice bottle of red wine from your own cellar!

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 11 Apr 22 3.58pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Pierre

Goose fat is much better than duck fat! When it comes to cooking roasties.
Perhaps you ought to take a lead and show here exactly what she has been missing all these years a 'Willo' Easter themed roast meal of your own!
marsh fed Welsh lamb, a fine array of 'al dente' spring vegetables, your own slant on roasted potatoes, fresh mint sauce & redcurrant jelly served with a fine jus and a nice bottle of red wine from your own cellar!

I appreciate the suggestion but I simply cannot abide lamb.Red wine from my cellar sounds a splendid idea. !
Furthermore if I informed my dear wife that I was cooking a roast dinner she would firmly believe I had taken leave of my senses or that I had a guilty conscience.

Edited by Willo (11 Apr 2022 4.02pm)

 

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