Monday, June 22, 2015

I Think the Goat's Dead


5 comments:

Harry H said...

... but there is some mint jelly and roasted potatoes left. He was a very sweetened tender goat and we loved him while he lasted.

roberto said...

Nooo. I think they are joking

Harry H said...

Yes I am joking. I don't eat goat.

My father hated lamb. He was stationed in Australia for about a year during WWII and had his fill of mutton while there. Of course part of the problem may have been with the army cooks.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

I don't like lamb. It's greasy, nasty tasting meat. I've never eaten goat. Eat cow instead!

An occasional reader said...

Here in Wales sheep are everywhere. My very first experience of Wales, having been sent here as a young man to work for a religious charity, was seeing free-range sheep in the villages raiding trash cans... It wasn't like that in the leafy suburbs of London... But lamb is still probably the most expensive meat to buy - and most lamb sold seems to come from elsewhere - like New Zealand - rather than home grown. On the rare occasions we eat lamb, because it is a sweet tasting meat - we deluge it with lashings of mint sauce as a counter-balance. But beef, pork, and chicken are the staples, and sometimes turkey. This is in spite of continental supermarkets like Aldis and Lidls that now try and tempt us with moose and ostrich, that a lot of elderly "meat and two veg" Brits find difficult to swallow - literally.

My one experience of visiting America and eating American food has left me with the impression that beef is the main staple, and eaten in huge portions. And I mean HUGE. If I hadn't been bitten by the queasy-weasy fly in Manhattan and come home a stone lighter, I am sure I would have come home at least two stone heavier!