So after the fantastic English Breakfast to start out my day, hung around for a while and headed into town for a couple of hours, managed to pick up a pair of casual shoes, a couple of pairs of work trousers and a pair of jeans from next.
I mainly planned to buy work shoes and work trousers, so the rest is a bonus, was a bit late though, and living in Malaysia I’m really not used to all the shops closing at 5.30pm sharp..and all the cake shops were closed so I didn’t manage to get my cream cakes 🙁
Headed home and mom started up dinner, another masterpeice of classic simple English cooking.
Start out with some nice fresh beans, take the stringy bits off and chop up some carrots..
Roast some lamb chops in a cake tin, until the rind is crispy and the chop is still juicy..
Slice some potatoes fairly thinly, put a layer of milk in the bottom to stop them drying out, put a little salt and pepper on each layer, microwave them for 10 minutes, then stick them in the oven with the chops.
After the chops are out of the cake tin, pour in some hot water, mixed with corn flour and a bit of beef or chicken stock and boil it up till it’s nice and brown and thick from the meat juice and fat..
Serve it all up on a plate warmed under the grill (yes we warm our plates here, if you don’t, it’s so cold the cold plates cool the food down quickly).
Take some mint sauce (made with fresh mint from our garden and malt vinegar)
Pour gravy all over and an ample serving of mint sauce with a touch of salt..
A lot of people ask me what English food is like, “Isn’t it boring?”, well this is what it’s like..
Actually you can’t really get anything like this in resturants, UK is all about home-cooked food, and no, I don’t think it’s boring anyway 😉
We didn’t have any dessert after that, was kinda full.
Next up…Mom’s bday lunch 😉
*EDIT* Sorry these are lamb chops, not pork chops, I got confused, pork chops are much bigger and are served with apple sauce, lamb chops with mint sauce!