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Old 01-12-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default My first ever English style Roast!

Well, I don't mean the first one I've eaten, Duh! I mean the first one I ever cooked!

It's all Orfy's fault. He caught me bitching unfairly about my missus never cooking a roast the way I like it, and suggested I cook the bloody thing myself. He was correct, of course, and it has been nagging me for a couple of months. This weekend I finally bit the bullet and did it.

Now, a little background info. I can't cook to save my life. Never really had to try. I can do a mean BBQ steak and jacket potatos or an omelette, but after that, zilch, nada, nothing.......There's nothing wrong with wifey's cooking, it's just that every once in a while I start to miss the kind of thing I grew up with. That was the main reason for taking up brewing, and now that motivation has passed to cooking for the first time.

It turned out pretty good for a first attempt. Not as good as Dad would have cooked, but better than my Mother's (The poor old sod never could cook. She was a school dinner lady for a while) The yorkshire puddings turned out a bit dark, and the potatos were a bit under done for my tastes. I also had to halve the joint and cook wifey's portion longer cos' she don't like the pink.

I think I pissed wifey off a bit for several reasons:
A) I enjoyed it too much and couldn't hide my delight at eating it. (I guess I should start praising her food more)
B) I cleaned up after myself at every opportunity and left no clearing up to be done after dinner (Made her look bad)
C) I never once had to ask for her help with anything (She does that to me all the time, peel thos for me? wash that?)
D) I was drinking homebrew during the whole process and got a tiny bit smashed.


Here it is. Not very well presented, a bit mono-brown, and lacking in veggie varitety. (I was trying to not complicate matters too much)



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Old 01-12-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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Hey, why aren't those peas mushed?

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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Hey, why aren't those peas mushed?

That's a northern thing.
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Oh, well beg parden.

I love mushy peas and my own vegetarian "roast" (muhwahahahaaa!) and yorkshire pudding with a caramelized onion gravy.


Or homemade vegetarian bangers...

heheheee! gross you out yet?

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Or homemade vegetarian bangers...
Ah, bangers! Not veggie of course, but making our own is another project Wifey and I have undertaken to satisfy my strange needs.
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Oh and looks pretty good (in a carnivorous way... ) for your first time round.

Keep cooking! If you want something done right...


Watch for the vegetarian haggis...

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Never tried making Yorkshire puddings. I did your basic pot roast Saturday. First one I've done since moving to Oregon. One thing I have trouble remembering, the potatoes take twice as long to cook as the recipe says. While it was cooking I got hungry enough to take a portion out of the pot & microwaved the spuds.

Much better the second day.

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Oh my god...that looks amazing...not bad for a cooking N00b....If I ever make it down your way wouldja cook it for me???

Good job my friend!!!


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Very nice LG. I do miss me mum's Yorshire pudding and her dumplings. Now you've inspired me to make something I can have the puddings with. Very nice indeed.

Sorry to see someone pee'd on your plate. Dirty bastahds!

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Oh and looks pretty good (in a carnivorous way... ) for your first time round.

Keep cooking! If you want something done right...


Watch for the vegetarian haggis...
Talk about your oxymoron.
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