As you can read about here, I’m part of a cooking club. We had our second meeting and Laura was the host. She cooked a delicious roast dinner. The chicken was so moist, and I found out later that she uses Jamie Oliver’s method, which obviously works well. I was excited for Laura’s turn as I actually know her from London and know that she cooks a mean roast. Also, I was hung over as hell and a roast dinner is a great recovery tool
A jug of Pimm’s was served that went down very well – it was all so British! I think the best thing about a roast dinner is that no one does it quite the same – there are so many variations and so you never get bored. There were only so many times I could invite my friends over for lasagne in the UK (it’s so easy to make, so became a staple dish for larger groups). In my family, we tend to go all out for a roast dinner. We have multiple meats, my favourite being chicken or lamb. We cook so many different vegetables it is ridiculous, and Auntie Diane’s roast potatoes always go down a treat. After spending years craving for them, she showed me how to make them and I can finally pull them off! One thing that I make with every roast (apart from cauliflower cheese!) and which is traditionally only paired with roast beef, is Yorkshire puddings. Mmmmm. I cheat and use frozen ones by Aunt Bessie’s, and I always make too many so I can snack on them after dinner. Ah, I miss them so!
I love getting together with these girls. I see a couple of them all the time, but some of them I see less frequently and it is a great way to catch up. It’s informal, relaxed and delicious!
Next time we are off to Alice’s house (in Kyalami. Will I need my passport?!) and she asked the best question via email today “does everyone like duck, and eating with their fingers?” Er, hell yeah I like duck and eating with my fingers!! I can’t wait