Ahh Bond....you make the greatest food threads
Mothers cooking...oh god ofc that ritual of the Sunday Lunch! I remember not so long ago there could be anything up to 14/15 of sat chowing down for lunch, vino in hand debating the topics of the day, but even when I was much younger I loved Sundays with all the 'grown ups', listening eating taking it all in, just really loved it! Made me feel part of a clan I think there were so many of us, my Grand Parents on the English side, Aunt's Uncles, Cousins LOL how the heck she did it for so long, then again all the Aunts would help and we ofc had the end product of washing up. Do you know Onion Sauce Bond? We always had it with our roasts, that stuff has taken me years to learn to make and even now I can get it very wrong! Yorkshire puddings higher than towers and thick dark gravy! mmmmm...ahh brings a very nostalgic tear to my eye actually! You know how it is, my grand parents are both no longer here, we all move around and somehow now that ritual is not every Sunday but I used to look forward to that meal every week! As soon though as I can get them all together I try my best and we still have fun! Now my kids are in the place I was! My Mom made great food though, Spag Bol, meatballs and pasta, stews though I only ate the gravy and the tatties and the dumplings! hahaha
On my Irish, side my mouth is really watering now! My Nan used to make the most awesome breakfasts, they were like a weeks meal! Soda bread, potatoe cakes, bacon, sausage, black pudding, white pudding, eggs, fried bread, tea haha then she would be up and at it whilst we would groan at how full we were! OMG that woman could COOK! Dinners..Irish Stew, colcannon, boxty, you name it she could make it....but home made warm soda bread with salty melty butter (did I mention that already?) were equally huge! and ALWAYS with dessert afterwards!...haha bedtime...hot milk haha with a sneaky splash of poteen...you'd get locked up for that now!...I always thought the fresh air made us sleep!
Can't believe how much I just wrote and I am not even half way there!...Bond I salute you, you gave me such a wicked memory trip! And your singing round the piano! how wonderful! You take me right back to Ireland with so much of your post!
Myles...Oh how I'd love to have tasted the food you grew up with as a child!
Amazing thread come on peeps lets go back in taste bud time!