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.