Friday, 25 May 2012

England - The traditional Sunday roast

Just the thought of a Sunday roast makes my mouth water - mmmmmm.

I've been away from the UK for a year now and without doubt the hardest thing to leave behind (apart from family and friends) was the traditional Sunday roast ritual.

Most families eat a 'roast' early afternoon on Sunday and then spend the afternoon relaxing on the sofa in front of the TV with an uncomfortable and extremely full feeling after eating a few too many potatoes but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Here is my mum preparing a roast during our recent visit.
Roast dinners usually consist of a roasted meat (turkey, chicken, beef, pork, lamb or a vegetarian loaf), roasted and boiled vegetables, gravy, Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and a condiment chosen based on the type of meat. Non English people can find it funny that we have a specific fruit sauce to match each meat and it's considered poor form to match the wrong sauce to the meat.

The meal was then topped off with a bowl of berries....

and a coffee.
Delicious mum! you really are a.....

We didn't have Yorkshire Puddings on this occasion but they are a mainstay of the Sunday tradition. Have you ever tried one?

4 comments:

  1. Yorkshire puddings are a much loved (not only on Sundays) at my house. When my daughter was about 2, she saw me taking them out of the muffin tins and into a serving dish and asked what they were - so I told her that they were Yorkshire puddings. Being 2, she hooked onto what she already knew - and told me that she really liked the pudding muffins. They have been pudding muffins in our house ever since (she turns 20 this summer).

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    1. Pudding muffins is an even better name for them!
      My husband calls them Kent pies because I'm from Kent and not Yorkshire lol.

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  2. I am learning so much from WWS and your blogs...I love all of the first hand cultural insight!

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    1. So lovely of you to say that Melissa, we are just finding our feet right now but believe me we have a lot of great posts lined up from all around the world.

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