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broceaulys Sun 17-Nov-19 16:18:42

We had lunch in Morrisons cafe today (toddler DD’s fave ‘restaurant’) after doing weekly shop. I had a jacket pot, DD had a kids pasta, DSs are only 11mo so shared a kids’ lunchbox and DH ordered their ‘Big Daddy’ breakfast with extra toast, extra black pudding, an extra egg on top of 3 of everything.

Came home and started getting the roast dinner on and DH says “surely you’re not cooking a roast after my HUGE lunch!” I reminded him there are 4 other people in the house who haven’t had what he’s had and said he could just have a bit if he wasn’t hungry. He said it’s a waste of time because we should all have had a big lunch and a smaller tea. I’m annoyed but not sure why!

cccameron Thu 21-Nov-19 05:42:56

You are supposed to turn both sides over so it cooks properly

No youre not 😂 at the most there's a bit of basting involved. Pretty easy to do a roast dinner.

Dustarr73 Wed 20-Nov-19 14:11:11

I cooked roast beef today.It was lovely.

BarbaraofSeville Tue 19-Nov-19 13:26:14

I've never turned a roast over and don't see any need to. I might shove some foil over if I feel it needs covering.

A roast can be as much or little effort as you like, sounds like you're projecting a little there Sarah.

And believe me, there's no danger of the OP or anyone else in the UK sweltering in a hot kitchen in the UK anytime soon. Chance would be a fine thing. Bring on the roast spuds and gravy.

PurpleDaisies Tue 19-Nov-19 12:41:53

You are supposed to turn both sides over so it cooks properly.

It isn’t compulsory. I never did when I was cooking roasts. Always tasted greatz

SarahNade Tue 19-Nov-19 12:38:08

You are supposed to turn both sides over so it cooks properly.

woodchuck99 Tue 19-Nov-19 12:35:19

Just that it is far too much effort, and no one I know these days can be bothered, unless someone else is doing it. Have to season it both sides and turn it over which can be a big job if it's hot and you are in front of a hot oven and the pork/chicken/beef is heavy, without getting burned by touching the oven or baking tray, peeling/cutting up spuds, putting them in baking tray as well, then gravy

It's not compulsory to season both sides and turn it over though is it? I just wrap the chicken in tin foil and leave it in the oven until cooked. I put the spuds on a separate tray.

SarahNade Tue 19-Nov-19 12:17:26

@StillCoughingandLaughing Lol not at all, you have me wrong. Just that it is far too much effort, and no one I know these days can be bothered, unless someone else is doing it. Have to season it both sides and turn it over which can be a big job if it's hot and you are in front of a hot oven and the pork/chicken/beef is heavy, without getting burned by touching the oven or baking tray, peeling/cutting up spuds, putting them in baking tray as well, then gravy etc. A lot more than merely frying a couple of snags or a steak with some veges or spaghetti. It is a LOT of effort. And I like that women don't feel they are expected to go to all that effort once a week - well, at least where I am. It would be hell imo to do it once a week like my nana used to in the old days. Times have changed. At least where I am.

OwlinaTree Mon 18-Nov-19 22:42:59

Lolling so much at this thread! Glad you enjoyed your roast op.

DohRayMears Mon 18-Nov-19 21:48:17

Why isn’t he cooking it anyway. He needs training.

Michaelbaubles Mon 18-Nov-19 21:30:11

I just don’t get how a roast dinner is excessive or a waste! Do you all think people are throwing everything they don’t eat away? A nice big roast can do dinner the next day and sometimes bits for snacks/lunches too if you’re lucky. If there’s nothing left over then by definition it’s neither excessive nor a waste.

Jeeperscreepers69 Mon 18-Nov-19 21:21:20

Could of just ignored him and plated it for him for later. But to be honest if id been out for lunch i would of had a sunday lunch and relaxed rest of day. Morrisons cafe on a sunday dosnt do it for me.

E17Stowmum Mon 18-Nov-19 21:18:48

Assuming this was a Sunday and the family knew the roast was coming? If so, it's a simple case of spoiling your dinner - and other people's too.

MitziK Mon 18-Nov-19 21:18:44

My version of 'just a jacket potato'

Spud the size of a Rugby ball, goats' cheese, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, radishes, beetroot, spring onions, coleslaw (homemade because it's awesome), gherkins, rocket, sweetcorn, olives, lemon juice, seasalt.

DP's version of 'just a jacket potato'.

A potato slightly larger than two golf balls, rolling around on a massive plate.

My version of Sunday Dinner;

Roast meat - handful of.
Mash
Leafy green/red veg such as kale, cabbage, chard or beetroot tops
Brightly coloured veg such as carrots or swede
Peas
One other vegetable
Gravy. Lots and lots of gravy.

DP's version of Sunday Dinner;

Two small slices of meat.
2-3 roasties (so about 1/3 of a potato)
Gravy.

My version of a big breakfast;

Piece of toast
Two eggs scrambled in butter

DP's version of a big breakfast;

Sausages (3 or 4)
Bacon
Eggs
Tomatoes
Hash Browns
Toast
Black Pudding

He deliberately leaves room for snacks Haribo and Pringles and sugary shit puddings and ice creams, I prefer to be full in the first place with vast amounts of vegetables/some meat and not want any snacks or puddings, never mind shit from the snack aisle.

If the café version is like DP's (and half of it is usually inedible in a mass catering context), that's the same as having two extra roasties later. Hardly a massive blowout.

I love proper roast dinners on Sunday. They set you up for the entire week.

queenqueenqueen Mon 18-Nov-19 21:07:01

OMG this is the sort of thing my DH would do!!! And not get why he was being a knob!! 🤣

ApacheTomcat Mon 18-Nov-19 20:59:46

"I merely thought about this thread earlier and now I can never eat again."

Such gluttony! I hope you don't have second thoughts...

Celebelly Mon 18-Nov-19 20:57:48

Wow, that's a bit greedy isn't it? I just read the word potato on this thread and I'm full for a week.

I merely thought about this thread earlier and now I can never eat again.

cushioncovers Mon 18-Nov-19 20:57:31

*
Wow, that's a bit greedy isn't it? I just read the word potato on this thread and I'm full for a week.*

gringrin

StillCoughingandLaughing Mon 18-Nov-19 20:55:15

I'm thinking of booking us in for a Morrisons christmas dinner Jacket Potato - its a potato with holly on the top, obviously if you eat the holly won't then want breakfast on boxing day.

I’m going to take this to the next level and ask Morrisons to cater my wedding breakfast. I don’t actually have a fiancé or even a partner, but those are mere details now I’ve got my dream wedding day treat sorted.

Commonwasher Mon 18-Nov-19 20:54:05

This thread is ace.

I wonder if the op reckoned on so many opinions about potatoes...

FWIW, I too would be narked about the presumption that nobody else in the family should eat a roast just because he had consumed the sort of lunch that would sink a tanker.

1300cakes Mon 18-Nov-19 20:52:08

Wow. How do you manage to eat a seventh of a potato? I just sniff the spud and that keeps me full up.

Wow, that's a bit greedy isn't it? I just read the word potato on this thread and I'm full for a week.

Lunde Mon 18-Nov-19 20:38:00

Ha ha ha ha - so he managed to to eat pork, stuffing and roasties anyway .... and not veg!

Although the calorie discrepancy between your lunches was pretty substantial
- OP's jacket potato - 400-500 cals depending on filling so 25-30% of daily intake
- OP DH's "Big daddy breakfast" - starts at 2200+ cals for the basic ... but he chose to supersize with extra eggs, blackpudding and toast - so probably nearer 3000cals - so probably exceeded his entire daily intake in one meal

However he was being a big thick to decide that there would be no roast dinner when you had been in Morrison's .... shopping for stuff for a roast dinner!

BarbaraofSeville Mon 18-Nov-19 20:16:41

Baffled at all the people who think a jacket potato and a roast dinner on the same day is excessive.

I'm usually in the light eater camp on threads like this, and for once I'm not, seems a perfectly normal day's food to me, in addition to breakfast of course.

It's not because both meals are hot is it? Surely not, because a meal being hot has no bearing on how big, filling or calorific it is and it is quite likely that meals like jacket potatoes or roast dinners have fewer calories than 'just a sandwich' that people think they might squeeze in after the glutonous jacket potato lunch.

cccameron Mon 18-Nov-19 20:12:59

God this thread is hilarious. A jacket potato a treat that should keep you full all day grin grin

OP your roast sounds bloody lovely. Definitely no way you and your kids should have missed out just because your DH over indulged. Selfish sod!

Cloudyyy Mon 18-Nov-19 20:09:09

Well I think you should eat whatever you like of course... but I would find a roast dinner excessive after a jacket potato for lunch to be honest! We all have different appetites though and if you will eat it then why not?

NoSquirrels Mon 18-Nov-19 20:04:11

He dodged vegetables all day, then, in favour of pig products and carbs?

I think you’re all right with your diet but I’d start worrying about your DH grin

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