Sunday roast -family time

This just came up in conversation in the Funtime foodie household. There is a come dine with me on the telly and one of the contestants entertained the others by cooking a Sunday roast and it felt a bit weird. We regularly have a Sunday roast, usually about once a week 🙂 and it’s a nice time for all of us to spend together. Sometimes, my mother in law who is close family to us invites us for one and it is a great occasion where we often are force fed too much wine and food and throughly enjoy the experience. The common denominator is family with the roast. I would actually find it strange and a slight violation to have a none family roast. There are so many environments you can enjoy with your friends, pub, evening meal invite, whatever you have fun doing during the day, but there is a side to me that feels the Sunday roast is a special time for a busy family to spend quality time together and the roast dinner symbolises this.

So, if ever you have an invite for a Sunday roast dinner, I reckon the person giving you the invite is paying the ultimate compliment about your relationship. They see you as family 🙂

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I Cannot believe it is butter!

I’d struggle to find better people to have Sunday lunch out with than my wife’s mum, dad, brother & partner, and of course my wife and son.

If you are ever bang in the middle of the UK, Nuthurst Grange in Warwickshire provided the best Sunday lunch out I have ever had (a 9.5). What sealed it were the perfect flavours that went into the small details, namely the canapés, mint sauce (home made by a part time waiter), bread that was baked on premises and it’s accompanying spread below.

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After deliberation around the table, we ascertained that it could be done by whisking butter that is at room temperature and seasoning, then maybe creating with the help of an icing bag, finishing with delicate peppercorns. It tasted fantastic!

At the end of the day it’s butter, but taking care on the small details completed the experience to make a truly unforgettable meal.