Saturday

school dinners

I love a theme and this one has my tummy rumbling.

For me, a school dinner was all about the 'afters'. I have hazy memories of cheese quiche with concrete pastry, cold cottage pie and carrots, liver and bacon with lumpy mash; but they were really just a necessary evil to be gobbled up as quickly as possible so as to be first in line in the pudding queue.

Jam roly-poly, Spotted Dick, apple and rhubarb crumble all drizzled with hot runny custard. Iced chocolate squares with squirty cream, iced yellow squares with pink shaving foam, rice pudding with a dollop of jam, quivering strawberry blancmange, tinned fruit salad with Angel Delight, ice cream sandwiches with bright pink wafers, banana custard...good grief I'm drooling!

My personal favourite though was a bread and butter pudding made with marmalade and baked until crisp and toasty on top but still gooey beneath.

Deep joy, (sigh)

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Wow!!! Where you live looks wonderful. I'll be back to visit soon.

    Colette

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  2. oh yum! Those puddings sound delish!!! (not sure about the lunches though ;o)!)

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  3. HI
    What a life you are leading and how dfferent to SE22!! The world is a small place.
    Yes the blue Mountain cafe is still gong strong and serving all it's old specials and a lot more. It also has a very trendy sweetshop next door to it called Hope and Greenwood http://www.hopeandgreenwood.co.uk/ they also have a blog.
    Lordship lane now competes with W11, N1 and SE4 to become a trendy place to live, and is overflowing with little cafes and individual shops and it's winning in it's mission.
    Thanks for adding me, I will follow your blog life with envy. NZ is a place I would love to visit, but I fear it would be a place I wouldn't want to leave.
    X

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  4. Oh YES! Apple and Rhubarb Crumble! Please! With ice-cream! Your place looks really gorgeous!!!

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