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To think that I can cook what the hell I want?!

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Emjxxx Sun 14-Nov-10 13:48:07

Firstly afternoon ladies smile

I've just popped out to put some clothes in the tumble dryer (it's outside in our shed) and my next door neighbour (who was in her garden clearing her path) said "something smells good" I replied "Oh thanks, that's my lasagne cooking for tea" she replied "really? but it's Sunday"


BuffDayKnickers0nMyHead Sun 14-Nov-10 13:49:13

Some people are set in their ways especially when it comes to a Sunday roast.

Just smile politely and say yes, we didnt fancy a roast today.

thisisyesterday Sun 14-Nov-10 13:50:03

of course you can, she didn't say you couldn't did she?

i guess some poeple are just very used to having sunday roast.

she was surprised, doesn't mean she was saying "omg you can't do that" does it

Emjxxx Sun 14-Nov-10 13:56:28

Oh no bless her my neighbour is lovely, she just seemed very shocked and surprised that i was cooking lasagne on a sunday.

Come on not everyone has a roast on a sunday do they? we had ours on wednesday.

LittleMissHissyFit Sun 14-Nov-10 13:58:31

Oh don't! I feel your pain.

Sundays are often my cook, washing and clean the house day. So I get all sweaty, smelly from cooking.

Often I don't bother getting out of the PJs, just bung em in the wash when I'm finished and get a shower myself.

Avon lady comes round to collect the catalogue. Twice she has made a comment and I felt like I had to justify myself.

Surely on a Sunday I can do what the hell I want to in my home?

Now I leave the catalogue outside and do what I want.

Why IS it everyone feels they have the right to say anything and everything that comes into their empty little heads?

thisisyesterday Sun 14-Nov-10 13:58:47

we do! but only cos we go over to my mum's every sunday

borderslass Sun 14-Nov-10 14:00:26

You can have a roast any day doesn't have to be Sunday we often have something simple on a Sunday as it's my lazy day.

Chil1234 Sun 14-Nov-10 14:01:51

You were doing laundry on a Sunday....? shock

BelligerentGhoul Sun 14-Nov-10 14:04:05

I think older people, particularly, feel that because it's Sunday, it should be a roast dinner.

I couldn't stand to live like that, personally!

Some people like routine and are shocked that others don't. Other people prefer to ring the changes - neither are wrong! And tbh it doesn't sound like she was criticising, just that for her, Sundays = roast dinner so she assumed it would for others too.

Emjxxx Sun 14-Nov-10 14:04:20

LittleMissHissyFit - that is quite often my Sunday, especially as DP works 3 out of 4 weekends, I am dressed today though as 2 of the DC are not here today and getting the housework done was a lot easier. I do still have my dressing gown on though!! grin

PenelopeGarcia Sun 14-Nov-10 14:04:32

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TrillianAstra Sun 14-Nov-10 14:06:33

Actually in some parts of Leicestershire the local bye-laws stipulate that failure to feed your husband roasted meat on a Sunday is grounds for divorce. Maybe she feared for the state of your marriage?

Emjxxx Sun 14-Nov-10 14:08:20

Chil1234 - I have to do laundry everyday! there are 5 of us and if I don't do at least 2 loads a day it piles high.

Bell - Oh no she wasn't criticising, she just really seemed very perplexed. She almost had me justifying to her why we weren't having a roast and not that she had actually quizzed me on it, she just made me feel like I needed to defend my gorgeous lasagne!

Emjxxx Sun 14-Nov-10 14:09:57

TrillianAstra - Really? best stay away from Leicestershire then grin

sarah293 Sun 14-Nov-10 14:11:46

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BelligerentGhoul Sun 14-Nov-10 14:13:42

I would far rather have lasagne than a roast dinner tbh!

Riven - do you do a veggie version of Christmas dinner? I usually do a huge pan of roasted vege, some dauphinoisse etc but don't bother replacing the turkey.

borderslass Sun 14-Nov-10 14:13:48

Riven I threatened to do pizza and chips for christmas and DD2 who's vegetarian was horrified as she loves a roast dinnerconfused

sarah293 Sun 14-Nov-10 14:17:08

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BelligerentGhoul Sun 14-Nov-10 14:19:18

Awww - if you were a bit nearer I'd say send them round to me and I'd feed them! It amazes me how much teenagers manage to shove into their bellies and my two never get any fatter!

Emjxxx Sun 14-Nov-10 14:22:16

I do love a roast dinner, but we had ours on Wednesday and there is no way we can afford to have a roast twice a week! Have you seen the price of a joint of meat?

Riven - catbumfaces grin that is so funny, i'm going to use that one on my DD (13) when she gets a mood on grin

OH NO Xmas has got to be a roast (as long as I'm not cooking) We always go to my mums! If i had to cook we could end up with pizza and chips. Xmas is hectic enough without having to cook as roast as well.

twoboots Sun 14-Nov-10 14:23:21

sundays in my home are for cleaning the bathroom, sushi and cold beer. anyone who deviates from this routine will be promptly shot!

TrillianAstra Sun 14-Nov-10 14:24:22

No not really, youare safe

deaddei Sun 14-Nov-10 14:26:22

I have cooked lasagne for Xmas dinner before, which provoked huge scorn from MIL when she heard (not that she was invited)
I tend to do a roast chicken during the week, and a casserole on Sunday.

MamaVoo Sun 14-Nov-10 14:30:10

My mum and dad always have a roast on a Sunday.

I'm doing Christmas this year and would love to do a middle eastern feast, as I love that sort of food (and am a bit 'meh' about roasts), but I think my dad would actually implode.

LucyGoose Sun 14-Nov-10 14:45:26

My FIL is very picky about his food and set in his ways....

Sunday is full roast dinner, Mondays is mince and potatoes, Tues is gammon steak and chips, Wed is stew etc etc.

I could not eat the same thing every single week, ugh.

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