Sunday Roast.

Sunday 13th November 2011

(Roasted Shoulder of Lamb, Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Yorkshire Puddings with Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls.)

The Sunday roast is a tradition that has most definitely been eroded over the years. Not just in the UK but in my home too. The introduction of Sunday opening hours for shops gave everybody another opportunity to hit the high street instead of spending the lions share of the day peeling spuds to roast & basting a joint of meat every 20 minutes.

Spain has, so far, resisted the pressure for retailers to open on the day of rest so we’ve managed to find time in the day to create something of our own tradition.

Their idea of Sunday lunch here is a paella. You either go to a local restaurant or you make your own on a wood fuelled barbecue. And although we might not eat paella every Sunday, we do make a point of cooking something nice & sitting up the dinning room table together.

It was high time today, that I cooked a roast lunch to breath some life into a bygone era.

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About whatdidyouhavefordinnerlastnight

I started this blog to record the meals I make for my son. One of the many great memories I have of my childhood is the food I ate. The smell of boiling cauliflower on a Sunday morning that steamed up the windows, Lamb sandwiches for tea in front of the tele, cubes of raw jelly at nan’s house and of course mum’s homemade pizza (made with a short crust base) I hope my food creates good memories for my son but if nothing else this blog might jog his memory when he’s older! Enjoy.
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3 Responses to Sunday Roast.

  1. Stef says:

    I have a self-imposed Sunday rule: No venturing outside my home (with the exception of yoga, and/or a walk if the day is lovely weather). In my opinion, everyone needs at least one day a week to nest, and rest. 🙂

  2. roger edwards says:

    jon it looks fantastic from the succulent carrots,the crispy spuds,the stuffing balls and not least the lamb shoulder ( not too pink i hope) and what about that crispy lamb skin.food for kings

  3. Mistral Zagni says:

    Yes it was absolutely delicious. The lamb was full of flavour cooked to perfection with lovely salty crispy skin and wonderfully crunchy but fluffy potatoes and wonderful real gravy. A lovely dinner to accompany a great family day of games and fun. Thanks so much.

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