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When is Sunday lunch "Sunday lunch"

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Foreveryseason Tue 17-Oct-17 23:07:45

Dh and I agreed we hadn't seen our friends in a while and thought about inviting them for tea/brunch/lunch on Sunday. I said text him and say how about lunch, specify sort of toasties and salad. He texted and said "Sunday lunch, nothing too complicated" 🙈🙈🙈they have come back to say thanks so much we will bring a dessert. He CANNOT understand that he invited our friends for "Sunday lunch" ie roast chicken and potatoes and thinks he is totally fine to serve toasties. I may kill him. Aibu????!!!!

Katedotness1963 Tue 17-Oct-17 23:12:32

If I was invited for "Sunday lunch" I'd expect the whole roast dinner. If I was invited for lunch, I'd expect soup and a sandwich, or salad kind of meal.

HouseworkIsAPain Tue 17-Oct-17 23:13:38

Yep he has invited them for a full roast

wobblywonderwoman Tue 17-Oct-17 23:14:54

Sunday lunch is a roast IMO.

Only way around this is a pulled pork type of thing. If you do roasted veg and new potatoes in a tray bake with chicken breasts- easy too.

Foreveryseason Tue 17-Oct-17 23:19:55

I've told him I posted this, he's now worried that aibu is going to come for him with multiple LTBs grin (honestly this is very lighthearted, I'm agreed we now need to make "Sunday lunch") but he still thinks he could serve toasties and it would be fine (even if they brought dessert). Dessert and fricking toasties blush

Ontheboardwalk Tue 17-Oct-17 23:20:05

Sunday lunch? Roast with all the trimmings - what time should I get there?

Pre washed, peeled veg is your friend.

Santawontbelong Tue 17-Oct-17 23:20:58

Just tell HIM to crack on with the lunch. . .

wobblywonderwoman Tue 17-Oct-17 23:21:42

Sometimes dinner is easier than all these picky bits.
Those hassleback potatoes look really easy.

TrumpsWigmaker Tue 17-Oct-17 23:22:07

A roast is definitely required here, OP.

Tell DH he can cook it.

TiesThatBindMe Tue 17-Oct-17 23:23:52

Is he normally a twit? LTB ;)

Foreveryseason Tue 17-Oct-17 23:24:41

Wobbly I was thinking more make a few toasties, buy some of marksies patisserie and have a cuppa and a yarn. Now I'm all Delia (I can be Delia, just didn't see it coming as I also gave my father round for actual dinner that evewink)

He had offered to cook whatever is needed... That makes me more worried, if you think you can still serve toasties what will he actually serve shock

ScrubbyGarden Tue 17-Oct-17 23:25:24

I wouldn't expect a roast necessarily, but definitely something "nice". Toasties and salad would need a fair spread of interesting salads and charcuterie to help them along...

MrsEight Tue 17-Oct-17 23:26:38

I would expect a full roast grin

ScrubbyGarden Tue 17-Oct-17 23:27:56

Just saw your update- into marks' for a selection of fancy salads, nice (Parma) ham and cheeses, toasties are on and job's a goodun!

Foreveryseason Tue 17-Oct-17 23:29:34

@scrubbygarden dh is now a big fan! grin He thinks thats exactly what we should be doing!

TiesThatBindMe Tue 17-Oct-17 23:31:01

I recall one Christmas morning having my mother down for a continental breakfast. Not sure what continent she was thinking of but she was expecting a fry, not fruit and croissants. A fry before a Christmas dinner?

LimpidPools Tue 17-Oct-17 23:31:04

Nope. Charcuterie won't cut it.

At the very least, roast chicken, green beans and new potatoes.

KrytensNanobots Tue 17-Oct-17 23:32:41

Sunday lunch is Sunday lunch.
If you invited me round for Sunday lunch I'd be thinking "ooh, how lovely, roast, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding etc. Yum. Can't wait."
If on arrival Sunday lunch turned out to be poxy toasties instead (even though I love toasties, but it's not the same as when you're anticipating a Sunday roast, come on) I think I might want to cry.
I wouldn't let it show. I'd be all "ooh, that's delicious, thank you."
Then go home and make a little voodoo doll of you and stick pins in it grin

MrsEight Tue 17-Oct-17 23:34:49

You can’t just have new potatoes with a Sunday roast hmmgrin

littlechou Tue 17-Oct-17 23:36:40

Of course you can have a fry up for xmas breakfast! Isn’t that what xmas day is all about.....? Food?!

IrregularCommentary Tue 17-Oct-17 23:36:46

Ha! Definitely a roast OP. Just be glad you don't have to make dessert too!

KrytensNanobots Tue 17-Oct-17 23:37:01

Just saw your update- into marks' for a selection of fancy salads, nice (Parma) ham and cheeses, toasties are on and job's a goodun!

Yeah, sounds lovely. It;s not Sunday lunch though, is it?! I'd be wanting to sue you under the Trade Descriptions Act or something lol

Foreveryseason Tue 17-Oct-17 23:39:54

I'm crying now. 😂 Dh says he'll cook whatever the hell you lot tell him to cook but he's not a B and there's no LT needed (I agree, he cracks me up) grin

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Tue 17-Oct-17 23:45:33

A roast chicken is far less effort than a round of toasted sandwiches!

Turn on oven.

Unpack chicken.

Put chicken in roasting pan.

Put pan in oven.

Remove 1 1/2 - 2 hours later, depending on size.

The only dilemma is "Is it roast potato season yet?" IMO it's not cold enough yet but I'm waiting with baited breath.

HundredMilesAnHour Tue 17-Oct-17 23:46:55

Toasties for Sun lunch???!!! Unacceptable. Unless you don't actually like the people you've invited and want them to stop speaking to you.

Has to be a roast with all the trimmings if you've referred to it as "Sun lunch".

As an aside, when is it ever acceptable to invite people round for toasties?! shock I guess we move in different circles. Cheese, charcuterie and good wine perhaps but toasties no!!! Who are these people eating carbs? wink I hope you were at least planning on using sourdough. Unless you're students.....and even then I'd expect better!

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