Food, glorious food!
Hot sausage and mustard!
While we’re in the mood —
Cold jelly and custard!
Pease pudding and saveloys!
What next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it, boys —
Anyone who knows me also knows that I love my food. I’m quite partial to a bottle of plonk or two, or bolly if there’s some around (Prosecco will also suffice! 😉 )
Only one….ONLY ONE?! Oh my goodness! This is similar to a challenge I had the other week with hubby where we had to list our Top 100 Singles. It was just a thing to do to use our brains and memories. It was also difficult, and ever since I’ve been thinking of other songs I need to add, but can’t without first removing something else from the list!! Grrrr!
I’ll list my favourite meals (I’m sorry but one food, as in one item is really not what I understand from this challenge, but if it were to be then that’d be easy – raw carrots) and then try to whittle it down to one and will do the same with the beverage.
I love a decent roast dinner. My favourite, as a typical British/English person is Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings with Horseradish Sauce. Mint sauce on the mash potato is also a necessity *drool*
I love Spaghetti Bolognaise. I know that this is a British meal and not the traditional Italian meal – I had an Italian friend once who made Spag Bol the Italian way and it is nothing like the meal we prep and eat here.
Steak. Griddled. Medium-rare. Preferably with a large green salad (and a decent glass of wine).
Any fish. Cooked any way.
Poached eggs on toast.
Actually toast, lots and lots of toast. With real butter on it, not margarine, butter. I don’t mind lower fat butter it’s just that taste of melting butter on toast. On the subject of toast it has to be toasted bread – not only shown the toaster – y’know the same colour it went into the toaster but drier and slightly warm – that is yuk – stale bread! I like a deep golden brown, and I don’t mind a bit of dark brown to black. That stuff is tasty *drools again* Marie Claire did an article back a couple of years ago with a toast grade image. Apparently the way you like your toast can give little secrets to you personality type. Here’s the link: Who Even Are You? This Is What Your Morning Toast Says About You Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/who-even-are-you-just-look-at-your-toast-to-find-out-16729#kMKUytGy3KstHttE.99
Now, I’d eat anything from A6 diagonally to F1. This is supposed to mean I’m patient. Hubby will tell you I’m one of the least patient people alive today! Hubby likes his toast in all the areas which look almost the same as the table the sices are laid on! Stale bread!
I guess toast would be my one thing, as long as there was a plentiful supply of butter. If not possible just give me the raw carrots!
Now onto beverages. Again this is difficult. I love so many of them. There’s the good ole British cuppa; a hot mug of tea, wherever I am in the world makes me feel home (apart from the U.S -sorry but tea is not tea with the tea or tea bags you can buy there!) It’s that moment when you’ve had your first sip from the mug when you smile contentedly and feel your shoulders relax down – your body is sighing with the joy. I do love coffee though. I like it pretty strong – a 4 or 5 strength here in the UK taste strength guides, but favour Italian coffee, less bitter but just a deep roasted taste (thank you Costa!)
I love alcohol. Does there have to be a list of those I like or enjoy? We’ll be here until this time next week making that particular list! 😉
I enjoy a good
bottle glass of wine. My favourites are a good Sauvignon Blanc or Australian or New Zealand Chardonnay, preferably on the dryer side. I loved Reds but my stomach didn’t. I can tolerate a good Rosé though.
I love cocktails. We have a well-stocked cocktail bar here in our cellar bar. I’m sure we have more alcohol in there than both the village pubs!! I can drink cocktails without getting completely ratted/out of it like I was a few weeks ago on just wine. The funny thing with our bar is that neither hubby or I are big drinkers. I had a problem about 10 or so years ago when downing a bottle of vodka over 2 weekend nights (at home) was becoming too easy. I took a step back and stopped, other than socially, where I will drink if I feel comfortable enough to relax and loosen up a bit.
Water is also good. I like water. I love the range of cordials which are available now. I swap flavours every fortnight – 2 bottles per fortnight. On the first week maybe Lemon squash for half the time and Cherries and Berries, and the second week Orange, Lemon & Pineapple for half the time with Summer Fruits as the other.
I’m finding this more difficult. I know I couldn’t only live on wine or alcohol as a beverage – unless there were health guarantees by drinking one particular type of alcohol. I think I’d probably just go for fresh, ice-cold water.