Can we boast about our roasts? – …or failing that, food

For this week’s #FoodieFriday, I’ve chosen a question rather than a recipe, partly because the humble fried breakfast occupies a special place in my heart. My one true love, however, is a Sunday roast. The tradition of family sitting down together, good food, good wine and lazy Sunday afternoons make my favourite food even better. Click on the link below to read the original piece.
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Milky Chicken and a pie without pastry

For those of you that have read my blog before, you will know I put up my first ever meal plan post on Sunday. Meal planning is a regular occurrence in my house, unfortunately so is going slightly off-piste! Needing to write up those meals, plus day 13 of my Blogging101 course, meant I was looking for a food event to take part in. Lo and behold CookOnceEatTwice reared it perfect head. So here goes…..
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Snap, crackle and pork

Roast Pork Dinner

I love a proper Sunday roast dinner. Mainly the meat doesn’t matter although chicken tends to be the family’s least favourite. Today we have a shoulder of pork. One of the things I really enjoy about this is once it is all prepped, its slow cooked for 3-4 hours so we can go to the pub for a cheeky pint!

What trimmings to go with Sunday dinner then? Everyone has different ideas, anything with cheese sauce is banned in this house. Proper gravy is one absolute requirement, roast potatoes are another must. After that it depends on mood and what’s available. Today the pork is going to be served with both of the above plus roast parsnips, roast carrots, steamed leek, broccoli and peas, apple sauce and stuffing. To make life easier, everything getting roasted will be going into the roasting tin, under the meat, all the other veg will go in the steamer and the apple sauce will be made in advance as will the stuffing mixture.

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