Comfort food


As I lie on my bed writing this article, my nose picks up the sticky sweet caramel smell of roast meat simmering gently on the cooker. For Anne and me, involved as we are in the church, this is the latter part of a very long day. Therefore what better thing to have than food that is both wholesome and comforting in equal measure?

Pot roasted topside, Yorkshire Puddings, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes and vegetables, accompanied with a bottle of red wine tick all the boxes.  Such food has a restorative effect on body and soul. After such a meal, all the cares and worries of the day dissipate and work tomorrow seems more inviting.

To be entirely honest, topside had not been my first choice when I went to the butcher’s shop yesterday. I desired loin of pork with skin on, so I could cook it slowly and have melt in the mouth pork with apple sauce and crackling. Maybe, then, I should have made an earlier visit to the butcher. In the middle of the afternoon, all the pork roasts had gone. Grrr… Better luck next time!

In the meantime Anne and I will have a siesta and let the meat finish its cooking and  then whilst the meat rests, becoming ever more unctuous,  I will cook the accompaniments.

We should eat about eight pm. Until then. I will just have to put up with the tantalising smell of the roast, as my mouth waters in eager expectations of what is to come.

God, indeed, is in His heaven and all is right with the world, at least for a short moment in time. I know you will all wish my wife and I a bon appetite for the repast we are about to receive!

What favourite meals do you have on a Sunday? I would love to hear your comments.

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