Sunday, February 4, 2007

Traditional English Meal (blood not included)

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A few weeks ago, after only two weeks of being in England, we were invited to a ward member's house for dinner. We were excited to get to know this older couple, but we were also kind of nervous because we didn't know what to expect for dinner. Before we left Utah everyone warned us about the English cooking and told us to steer clear of anything with "blood" or "pudding" in the name.

As we drove to this couple's house, we tried to prepare ourselves to be grateful and polite. I made up my mind that I would eat whatever they matter what. For those with a weak stomach, read on at your own risk :) (j/k)

While we waited for dinner to cook, the couple's granddaughter brought out a list of what was on the menu for dinner. Most everything on the list sounded great--baked chicken, roasted potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, roasted parsnips. One thing on the list though made me a little anxious--Yorkshire pudding. There it was...pudding. Immediately, my imagination kicked in. What was this pudding, and where is Yorkshire anyway? Does it have anything to do with strange animal body parts?

Well, anyone who knows what a Yorkshire pudding is knows I shouldn't have been worried at all. A Yorkshire pudding is like roll, but tastes more like the pastry part of an eclair. In all honesty, the meal was DELICIOUS! So good, in fact, we've made the same meal at home twice since. So anyone planning on coming to visit, pack your bags and come hungry!

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