Tuesday, 13 March 2012

SOL: 13.3.12


My mother is visiting my sister and my hubby and I are going to have dinner with mum and my sister's family. I was emailing my sister and asking her what we would have for dinner and what did she want me to bring. She said shall we have a stew.  No thank you.  Hubby cooked me stew tonight.  I asked Hubby what he wanted for dinner with my family.  He said, "I want a Nanny Mary roast!"  My sister thought that this would be a great meal to have.  

For some reason my Hubby has always loved my mother's meals.  He has no idea why he loves her cooking.  He never says he loves my cooking (I’m laughing to myself). After awhile he said he loves the old people cooking. You can't beat them.  I asked him what he means but he really can’t explain.

I can remember early on when we were first dating he would often ring my family home and ask me what’s for dinner.  I’d tell him and the next minute he would be pulling up my driveway.  One day when I was at his mother’s home she aplogised for him calling me and asking me what’s for dinner.  She was quite upset.  I just laughed.   

On the menu at my sister’s house will be:
·       Roast chicken
·       Stuffing
·       Roasted potatoes
·       Roasted kumara (sweet potatoes)
·       Roasted pumpkin
·       Broccoli and carrots with cheese sauce
·       Gravy
Hubby and I are bringing the dessert and we will probably bring pavlova with strawberries and cream.

It will be great to see my mum and my sister’s family.  I love eating meals with my family because it’s a time to enjoy each other’s company while sharing a scrumptious Nanny Mary Roast.


  1. Sounds amazing! I love the kind of cooking that keeps everyone around the table to talk, share and laugh. Sometimes it's even peanut butter and jelly as I'm sure you know. Thank you for a great post.

    1. Thank you. Meals are a great way to share and laugh with family and friends.

  2. There's nothing like a home cooked meal. Family gathered and sharing a meal that is made with loving hands. Love your post tonight!

    First Grade Delight

    1. We seem to be so busy now a days and it is good to take the time and share a home cooked meal.

  3. Sounds like you will have plenty to eat. I hope Hubby gets his fill of the "old people cooking."

    1. We certainly will have plenty to eat. I have to giggle at his "old people cooking" comment. And, I'm sure he'll get his fill...

  4. I love the descriptor "old people cooking." It's so not clear and perfectly clear all at once. I hope you enjoyed the dinner and the time with your family!