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To be completely aghast at OH's roast dinner habit?!

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Wetthemogwai Sun 02-Feb-14 19:15:59

We've been together 11 months in total but managed to avoid this til tonight (possibly because it is the first time I've actually cooked him a roast). While I was dishing up, he mentioned putting pickled onions on his dinner. Obviously, I thought he was joking so continued to serve up while he poured drinks. He then produces a jar of pickled onions from the cupboard and puts them on his dinner!!


AIBU to consider this a deal breaker and get my online dating profile up and running?

TheNightIsDark Sun 02-Feb-14 19:17:21


DPs family have mint jelly (not even sauce) with all roasts.

I have to be physically restrained from grabbing it out of their hands and screaming "it's for fucking lamb" hmm

darkdays Sun 02-Feb-14 19:18:20

YANBU, disgusting behaviour. My friend does the same with pickled beetroot. Strange people.

HaroldLloyd Sun 02-Feb-14 19:18:43


Fairylea Sun 02-Feb-14 19:19:10


My dh is another mint sauce addict as previous poster... He has it on every kind of roast dinner. Bluerrgghh.

BrianTheMole Sun 02-Feb-14 19:19:18

I put mint sauce on my roast and I don't even eat meat. I might try the pickled onions next, could be good.

Wetthemogwai Sun 02-Feb-14 19:19:19

What is wrong with just stopping at gravy?!
Mint sauce should definitely be reserved for lamb only

Olivegirl Sun 02-Feb-14 19:20:13

My dh has mint sauce with every roast dinner ...always has since he was a kid smile
If it's what he likes then , why not?

standsonshiftingsands Sun 02-Feb-14 19:20:21

I love pickled onions - I've thought about having them with roast beef, but never actually have. I can see where he is coming from.

Binkyridesagain Sun 02-Feb-14 19:22:14

There is nothing wrong with pickled onions and pickle beetroot on a roast dinner(sometimes at the same time). Pickled cabbage is wrong though and should only be eaten with Lancashire hotpot.


FredFredGeorge Sun 02-Feb-14 19:22:24

YABU to have not eaten a roast with your DP in 11 months unless you've been travelling with him exclusively in hot countries in that time.

So it's your own fault to discover this ludicrous habit so late, maybe you can change him?

Jbck Sun 02-Feb-14 19:24:29

I love pickledonions and beetroot with a roast amongst numerous other fitting occassions YABU

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 02-Feb-14 19:24:32

I will happily eat mint sauce on any roast. I don't like lamb so I'm not going to have mint sauce then!

SamU2 Sun 02-Feb-14 19:24:44

Mine jelly is lovely. I have that with anything that has gravy with it.

Lottiedoubtie Sun 02-Feb-14 19:25:33

My DH does this, and the beetroot thing. Oh and he eats lots of condiments with scant regard for which meat they are meant to go with.

I've made my peace with it hmm I haven't

Catsmamma Sun 02-Feb-14 19:25:39

FIL likes vinegar on cabbage.

Not in my house he doesn't !

MartinSheensTeeth Sun 02-Feb-14 19:29:08

I know a family who use Marmite like other people use ketchup or gravy. Now I like marmite but not on sausages.

Bread sauce though - now I think I could be having that with any roast dinner.

tolittletoolate Sun 02-Feb-14 19:30:32

nooo pickled onions are lush and I think they would be fab on a roast dinner, might try it next time grin

BrianTheMole Sun 02-Feb-14 19:30:38

Mint sauce on veg and roast potatoes is great. Why stop at gravy when I can have mint sauce too?

Lemongrab Sun 02-Feb-14 19:32:00

I quite like a bit of piccalilli on a roast dinner. Has to be M&S though.
Yummy grin

greenfolder Sun 02-Feb-14 19:33:08

i cooked a fabulous roast beef dinner for my dbil, dsil and 2 adult nephews, all the trimmings, expensive and equisite beef. they helped themselves to tommy k out of the fridge and added it all over the plate.

i havent invited them since.

jimijack Sun 02-Feb-14 19:33:48

Mint sauce, delish.

I confess to hp sauce all over my Sunday roast.

Dh disgusted.
Not harming anyone.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 02-Feb-14 19:37:08

I fail to see why having a different sauce on a different roast is an issue. It's like people who think Yorkshire puds only go with a beef roast (they're wrong). Who cares??

cathpip Sun 02-Feb-14 19:37:56

I cooked my ex roast beef once, never again. He could not understand the hissy fit I threw because "it's only tomato ketchup". I spent all afternoon prepping and cooking and then he asks for ketchup, arsehole!!

everlong Sun 02-Feb-14 19:39:31

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