From Three Things Challenge

Quizzical, Riot, Roast

We always had roast on a Sunday, but my mum’s attempts were very much like school dinners. When I was a child my nephew used to stay the weekend. We had beef slices (cooked in their own bags) roast potatoes, and tinned carrots. For pudding we used to have apple pies and custard (just add water to powdered custard).

My mum wasn’t a great cook, but her one great accomplishment was stew. The meat would be simmering all day, and carrots, oxtail soup, gravy, potatoes and dumplings would be added. It was delicious. I would always have seconds, or thirds if there was any.

Nothing was ever wasted when I was young.

My mum told me stories about a roast being cooked on a Sunday, and whatever was left over would be eaten through the week. I hate waste with food. We live in a world where food is wasted on a daily basis. During lockdown people were bulk buying vegetables and throwing them away by the end of the week.

I’m not saying I’m perfect. I buy things on shopping day, sure I will eat them, and then by the next week they’re in the bin. That is why I buy frozen fruit now. At least the shelf life is months, rather than days.

Our life today is quizzical – there are places where people are starving, yet we throw away food because it is a day or two out of date. Maybe we should go back to the old way of shopping. Just buy what you need for the day instead of bulk buying.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

One thought on “From Three Things Challenge

  1. Hi Diana.
    I hate waste, and there is very little with us. We buy a tray of chicken breasts and 1kg lean minced beef every month, then split the packs and freeze them separately. I get 5 packs out of the mince. Veg we buy when we need it, but fruit is very hit and miss and I get so angry when it rots in the bowl. Now I don’t buy what I don’t intend to eat over the next two or three days. I do keep some frozen fruit in reserve. Thanks for joining in today.

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