I think maybe the lunch hour roasts were a carry on from the habit of going to Church or Mass in the early part of the morning and celebrating the day of rest with a roast…..a Christian tradition. I think that is the way my mother saw as the right thing to do but anyway, I tried to carry it on for a good number of years til the family had grown, but now they don't bother with it any more.
I have not cooked one in more years than I can remember!!! However, I have sometimes paid for a fabulous leg of lamb and then my neighbour has done the cooking on her Weber for us all to share and enjoy! This is a wonderful way to cook a roast and there is so little mess to clean up afterwards. The kids love the whole sharing aspect as well, which is a nice thing to teach youngsters these days!
It is a real treat for ME too, as I now live alone and I just cannot see the point of cooking a full roast just for myself! Sharing with the family next door is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal as well as engage in delightful conversation with the boys who are now 8 and almost 14. I have always had a real soft spot for this pair and I feel it is important that they see what being a real neighbour can be like.
Yes. We have a roast (lunch or dinner) fairly often. We have it most of the time when family comes over, and they might get a bit upset if we stopped doing it. My daughter's boyfriend said that my husband's roasts are " legendary ", so we can't stop having them any time soon. Sitting around the table with a nice roast, and all the trimmings, catching up and having a good chat. That is a wonderful, irreplaceable feeling.
Memories! Sunday roasts were a must in our family. It was when the family would all be home and communicate with one another (not like the grandchildren bringing their mobiles to the table, which I have banned). We often have them even though the girls have families of their own they dont have the time to spend preparing roasts so it's up to us to make sure they are fed well. They look forward to these meals. As a matter of fact, after the grandchildren finish competing in sport tomorrow, the wood fire will be lit in the bar, the roasts consumed and canasta will be played for hours.
Yum "sunday" roasts any day Any time! Since my oven has broken down I now cook a roast in the airfryer, works well enough, don't have to roast meats, most vegetables roast well too, Yum, good old fashioned hearty food!