Sunday, 15 July 2007

Z thinks ahead

It would be better for me to just stop for a while, but no, once an idea comes one just blunders on enthusiastically.

Yesterday, someone from a neighbouring parish rang to ask if I'd play a few Harvest hymns before their Harvest Festival supper in September. I said I'd be happy to, as long as we aren't having anything on the same night. So I emailed around, suggesting a Harvest lunch on the Sunday instead.

Usually, we either do a cold meal or casseroles, baked potatoes etc. But it seems a bit hackneyed as we've done the same sort of thing several times. So I started to think about it, and I decided that, for a lot of people, Sunday lunch is the only time everyone in a family sits down at a table and eats a 'proper' home-cooked meal. Home-made vegetable soup perhaps, followed by roast chicken and then old-fashioned English puddings.

A couple of difficulties, of course. There will be a church service from 11 o'clock to 12. And there's one standard oven - fine for 12 guests, but we might have 40.

This sort of problem is not at all insurmountable, however. I am, as ever, completely overconfident. I'll have to see what the PCC think. They might decide I'm an idiot. Some people think so, you know.

And what delicious traditionally English vegetarian dish shall I serve? Stitchwort, Blue Witch, any ideas please?


Dandelion said...

Stitchwort sounds very trad as a veg dish. I've never had Blue Witch. Blue Fairy, maybe, but never Blue Witch.

Z said...

You are a very naughty tease, you know, Dandelion.

Maybe we could serve pis-en-lit soup?

ad said...

Eats, roots and leaves...

For the non veggie main someone may lay on a rotisserie or summat like for the occasion.

Dandelion said...

Loving it! I knew this was my fave blog

stitchwort said...

Sorry about the delay replying - bread and cheese is about as traditional as you can get. So a "ploughman's".
Unless you want to be really traditional, and go for cabbage and beans!