Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bah

I bought a leg of Australian lamb on Thursday. 6lbs for a tenner can't be bad; after hosting a dinner party for four and five days of fricassée, curry and cold cuts, I have just put the bone to simmer for some flavoursome stock. 

The dinner party was very pleasant: with the lamb there was mash (potatoes from Saudi) and wilted spinach (from Lebanon), all washed down with vast quantities of South African claret and some good conversation. 

I am not as a rule the most sociable of people. At most parties I would be the one standing by the door wondering if anyone would notice if I went home now and listened to Verdi. But although I have to agree that I'm a bit odd, I don't wish to be thought aloof, so it was nice to have company and thank you to those who came. We'll do it again. But not too soon.

5 comments:

Rarareen said...

Five days? My God, you're thrifty. Sounds a very pleasant affair. Halfway between aloof and gregarious... alarious, just like me!

Simon M Hunter said...

Not really thrifty, R; there was just so much meat on this leg, as the actress said to the bishop.

Rarareen said...

I wouldn't like to see that after five days on the go.

Simon M Hunter said...

As I say, only the bone was left.

Rarareen said...

Hell's bells...