Monday Meal Review: United Kingdom

Other than the perennial baseball cap, there’s not a lot of people wearing hats anymore.  I don’t usually give the matter much thought, but this week, as we had our royal British Tea Party, I found myself wondering why not?

Why don’t we wear fancy, fussy, feathery hats? Even at the beach, it’s a rare  to find women sporting practical, wide-brimmed, shade-bearing hats.

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Where has the fuss and circumstance gone? Because, with it, I think we also lost some fun.

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Is it that we’re too afraid of standing out? Have we run out of room in our closets?

I read somewhere that men stopped wearing them because JFK didn’t wear one to his inauguration (or much at all, really). UPDATE: Snopes says this is not true. I haven’t heard any excuses for us women.

Do you ever wear hats? Why or why not?

THIS WEEK’s FOOD:

Coronation Chicken Salad [Recipe]

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What I loved most about this dish:

EVERYTHING! Cooking down the onion, toasting the spices, the sweet chutney, and bits of diced apricot…it really is a blast of flavor. I’ll definitely be making this one over and over again! It was a favorite with Ava and her friend, as well as all of us adults.

What I loved least about this dish:

Nothing. If you’re vegetarian, don’t be scared off. Just use hard-boiled eggs instead of chicken. You’ll be glad you tried it.

Cream & Current Scones [Recipe]

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What I loved most about this dish:

These were easy and delicious. So much better than buying the refrigerator scones you can buy at the grocery store (those taste more like biscuits to me, anyway.

What I loved least about this dish:

Somehow, between two adults and two kids, we ate all the scones at our tea party. Freshly baked, they were too good. S0… You might make a double batch (or use a smaller cookie cutter to make more little ones), if you have a hungry crowd.

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Comments

  1. I wanted to recommend one of my favourite foods from the UK. CULLEN SKINK is true Scottish fare: a thick and chunky soup, brimming with smoked haddock and potatoes. It’s a hearty flavourful chowder that is absolutely addictive! Sorry, I’ve no recipe to contribute but I’m sure a simple and authentic recipe is not hard to come by. Mmmm! Thanx for your global foodie info and recipes Sasha- love it!

  2. Janet Goodell says:

    I really liked the chicken, but it was a bit milder than I anticipated all week. That is because I caught a bad head cold. I will have to prepare it again when all better as I now have the mango chutney and apricots. My son says it was good (he have me the cold so no longer had it). Scones–deliciously rich. Son I and Son II each had 3 large ones. I have big kids so made big scones. These were so easy to make, I will have no excuse when they ask for them again.

    • Sasha Martin says:

      A cold really does take flavor away, as does missing the chutney and apricots – that will give your salad a big burst of flavor. Yum yum. Curious if you agree!

  3. Tea party looked fun! Nice way to entertain the kids!

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