Life is so hectic. I spend the weekdays rushing around after the kids. And even if I have free time, it is spent on errands and laundry (apart from the occasional break to watch The Real Housewives, heehee). The meals that I cook for my children are made quickly, and easily. Then on Saturdays we normally have a family outing and eat out. Sundays are my favourite day. It is the day we try not to make plans. We have a slow day, where we have fun at home. We play puzzles and Lego, Moozles does her homework, we watch an afternoon movie. And then, oh then, we eat.
One of my favourite British traditions is that of a Sunday Roast. Meat (usually lamb, but sometimes beef or pork in our house), potatoes (roasted or mashed), some kind of green vegetable and Yorkshire puddings (even though they are traditionally served with beef, my family loves them, especially my son who demands them with every roast).
If you love lamb, then you must try this recipe. It is so simple and easy, and you probably already have all the ingredients. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and four hours to cook. This will give you more time to have fun with your loved ones. We cook the meat slowly, so it is yummy and tender. But it also gives us more time to spend with the children and less time spent in the kitchen. Sundays are about enjoying our time as a family.
We normally buy lamb shoulder as it is my favourite part. It is so juicy and tasty. Sometimes I am silly and only buy a 0.9kg shoulder, which is enough for dinner but there won’t be any for leftovers. If you’re a family of four, get a two-kilo shoulder of lamb. Leftovers can easily be added to pasta, or turned into wraps or burritos for another night. When you are buying your lamb, or beef, from the supermarket, look for the red tractor label. This means that you are getting good quality meat. And good quality meat makes for great family dinners.