Thursday, 24 January 2013

Roast Beef On A Thursday Night


We saw a joint of beef in the shops this morning, half price. John, whose day off it was today, said "Shall we have a roast tonight?" I said "Err, ok then." And so we did.

John cooked the whole thing. He is never happier on his day off than when he's pottering in the kitchen. And I do love to see a man in an apron. The meal was a triumph. The meat was rare and tender, the potatoes were crispy, he made proper gravy from scratch, the Yorkshire Puddings rose so much they burst out of their tins. 

He'll be working all through this weekend so it was nice to be able to do this today. It elevated a cold, grey, slushy, mid-week afternoon into something special.

31 comments:

Leanne said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy. xx

Donna said...

That does look yummy. x

Jo Shedden said...

That's just fab, lovely way to start the weekend, Jo xx

Caroline South said...

Ooh those patatoes look good! What a nice change for the week. xx

Jennifer said...

Your meal looks delicious! He is really a keeper - all that cooking! And great idea making the meal now.

ALoadofOldTat said...

Comfort food, simply perfect.

Linda Gilbert said...

Oh! I wish we could have come for tea. It looked yummy. We had a Marks and Sparks dine in for two .... To me they should be for the weekend but just now days have no importance so we could pretend it was Friday. Thank you so much for popping over to CHalky's and a lovely comment... So appreciated. Love Linda

SaraJ said...

Looks lovely and sounds perfect for the current weather. Hope you had a glass of wine too!

Sue said...

Good golly but that looks wonderful. It's ages since I had roast beef and I'm having a fast day today and my stomach is screaming at me now it's seen your tea.

By the way if you're not happy with your blog name you can always change it. It's only a matter of editing so readers won't lose you.

thriftwood said...

Ooh what a treat to not have to make the tea! Looks lovely xxx

Janie said...

Ohhhhh I think I can smell something goooooood!!!!

Have a JOYful evening!!

the linen cloud said...

What a great idea ... any day can be a roast day :) ... the creamed rice pudding can also be baked at a low heat ... my granny always baked hers in the oven but my mum made ours like this on the stovetop ... she used to add raisins as it cooked ... the timing can be different depending on the cooker ... but 20 mins usually cooks it well ... hope you enjoy it ... Bee xx

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Oh yum! I'm a sucker for potatoes and those have my mouth watering.

Julia said...

It looks delicious...perfect meal for a cold, grey day! Please do share your potato recipe. They look so yummy and a bit crispy...perfect! And yes, I love a guy who cooks. My hubby likes to cook, too and always makes our Sunday morning breakfast. So glad you were able to have some quality time with your husband on his day off! Have a lovely weekend!

trishie said...

I've never tried making yorkshire pudding - will you be sharing your recipe?

A Normandy kitchen said...

I share your 'any-day-can-be-a-Sunday-roast-day', sometimes Sunday there are other things going on for us and we had our Monday this week! Looks wonderful, well done John!
Ivan x

Jooles said...

Oh my! what a man you have there!
I know it is now breakfast time now but that photo is making my mouth water.
love jooles xxx

Irene said...

Morning Guillian,

Oh my word, what a fabulous, mouthwatering and brilliant meal. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us.
luv
irene
xxxx

Jen Walshaw said...

There is something so decedent about a midweek roast. We love them

Jo said...

Yum, you can't beat roast beef and Yorkshire puds. We often have roasts mid week because we rarely have them on a Sunday. I think it stems from me working every Sunday for fourteen years. Now that I no longer work, I like to do other things on a Sunday than cook.

A little bit Country said...

Ohhh that looks good. I miss Sunday lunch in our favourite London pub. Now we are back in NZ we do try and recreate this at home. Lovely to have found your blog.

Ladybird Diaries said...

Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious. John must be a great cook. And of course, your photos are also wonderful.
M xxx

Mellie Moo Crochet said...

*sigh!!* A midweek roast ... yummmmmmmmmy!! x

Col | Hello Olive said...

The minute I saw this post I KNEW I'd be drooling by the end of it. And I am. Looks so delicious!!! x

Anonymous said...

I'm a vegetarian but I just loooove potatoes. Also, right now I'm really hungry. I could bite this picture!

Jenny said...

Hmmm. I need a man in an apron. My man is happy to have cereal for dinner. :\

Happy weekending to you Gillian.

Cheryl said...

Oh doesn't that just look wonderful, there's nothing like a good old fashioned roast dinner, especially in this cold weather. :) xx

Hazel said...

Wow! I don't eat beef but wow, that looks amazing. Good grub on a cold night, perfect!

PinkCatJo said...

A mid-week roast is definitely the best motivational tool to get you through to the weekend. Mr P has started regularly going to the supermarket on a Thursday night and stalking the staff to get the second reductions that always happen between 5.30-6pm. We've had some amazing pieces of meat (beef, pork, pheasant) reduced from around the £10 mark down to about £3. Brilliant! We've had some great meals and loads of meat for lunchtime sarnies!

I recently found your blog and love it. I've been reading lots of the old posts, they're great. So pleased to have found you! x

Bungalowgirl said...

Goodness all this snow and snowmen and sledding looks fabulous! I haven't been over to comment as this last week of 6 weeks of school holidays have just about swallowed me whole and spat me out! It is now bucketing rain with flood warnings tonight over our way, not nearly as glam as all that white stuff. mel x

Jay said...

There's nothing quite like a roast with Yorkshires in winter is there?!