Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas dinner

By Christmas, how many Christmas dinners will you have had? Today In our staff canteen they are doing roast with lamb. That's roasted potatoes and parsnips, over-boiled sprouts and lamb slices, with a side of pigs in blankets. It looks and smells most unappetising. Last week on our works do you had a choice of roast turkey dinner or something else. I chose the something else because turkey can be so dry. I was right. That time the portions were on the extreme stingy side. It was like Noah's ark - 2 sprouts, 2 roasted potatoes, 2 parsnips, 2 carrots (pieces not whole parsnips or carrots). A well roasted dinner can be a delight but it can also be dreary and unappealling. Particularly when it comes in long metal trays in bulk! I prefer to wait for the real deal. 


la peregrina said...

I concur. Once you start cooking for over 20 people whatever you are cooking starts tasting like institutional food. I think that phenomena is actually one of the unknown laws of Physics.

Harriet (the fshlady) said...

LOL - that's so true. Can't they use herbs and spices in metal trays?