Sunday Roast is really a British thing, I’m sure, but it’s still something we do here in Aus on occasion, and it’s something I love, although we don’t usually wait for Sunday. Roasted potato is one of my favourite foods. I usually make extra, so I can eat them cold the next day.
When I was a little kid, my nan (Dad’s mum) would do a Sunday Roast for lunch sometimes, and we’d all go over for it. It made for a lot of people, as my Dad has 5 brothers and sisters, and about half of them were married with kids then (all are now). My great uncle and aunt, and my great great uncle used to come as well. She used to make roast red meat, but I can’t remember which, and there was always gravy, roasted vegetables (parsnip, potato, carrot, pumpkin and onions), and peas, and there was usually something with custard for dessert.
Now we usually make it for dinner, and I usually do it on a week night, especially when it’s cold outside. I make either a bought Vegetarian roast (thank you, Sanitarium), or I make a nut roast wrapped in pastry.
This is a quick hit, as it won’t have a recipe, and doesn’t require a lot of explanation. I used store-bought Sanitarium Roast, and I’m sure you can find a recipe for roasting vegetables if you don’t already have one. Really, it wasn’t my best effort – Sunday is a busy night for us! I didn’t even make gravy! It was falvourful and warm nonetheless, and the Sanitarium Rosemary and Mint roast is really to tasty on its own that it doesn’t need the gravy.
Did you have roast on sundays when you were little? How do make a roast now? Ddi/do you go all out with gravy, white sauce, mint, and apple? Or do you modernise, and roast your vegies with olives, tomatoes, and spices?