Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Bon appetit


An old favourite...

47 comments:

  1. OMG ! It's cottage pie innit ? And they found you some peas !

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  2. Is one of those peas wearing a lifejacket?

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  3. Do they say "enjoy" when they serve it?

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  4. Cottage or Shepherds?

    In other words Cheap beef mince or Cheap Lamb mince?

    If its lamb then eat it if you have the strength

    I dont know what else to say

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  5. Cottage, obviously, given the Adsense response...

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  6. what on earth is it?

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  7. I can recognise peas on the right hand side, and presumably potato purrée on the other.
    Well, if properly seasoned, potato purrée can be delicious. But what is the brownish liquid poured over it, artificial gravy? Where I live, the traditional way to serve minced boiled potatoes is seasoning them with salt, nutmeg, hot milk and a piece of butter, and sprinkling sautéd onion rings on top. I hope your food was warm enough. And then it is already Wednesday evening, so the countdown is running towards saturday's treat your wife is bound to bring you. Until then I hope you'll be in for some more pleasant food surprises like you had at lunch though. I wish you all sorts of pleasant dreams and that you'll be able to find some rest or, better still, sleep tonight. Barbara

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  8. Eugh - comically disgusting. Potatoes, horribly insipid gravy and... more peas, dear?

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  9. Yum, looks dare I say good - however it has to taste good too - Did it ???

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  10. (Most of the adsense ads being shown to me are about how to monetize your blog).

    I hope it is cottage pie otherwise I don't know what it is and it doesn't look appetising.

    PS. How is Keith Floyd getting more votes than three of the others?
    Nigella had better watch out or he'll overtake her.

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  11. Cottage pie is a great dish but you do need good quality meat, proper stock for the gravy and maybe butter for the mashed potato. All these things were absent on cost grounds, I imagine.

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  12. Yee Gods!!!!!

    You poor b*stard!!!

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  13. bonnie and david aged 1123 September 2009 at 20:40

    yippee peas back on the menu!!!! no \nhs meal complete without them. My 11 year old son loves trying to guess the meal, dare I say it, but it loks worse than the mushed up food i used to give him when he was a baby before his teeth errupted! This meal probably looks better on the way out than on the way in. Yum

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  14. Yep, I'll go with the rest, cottage or shepard's pie. My only good comment would be that the gravy does not look as gloopy as it normally does, (can't spy any lumps in this offering). This is one of my kids favourite dishes but mine of course, as you like it, is made of quality meat, seasoning, herbs, beautiful fluffy mashed potato and topped with lashings of chedder cheese which is gilled to perfection! Also served with fresh green vegetables and accompanied with a nice rosé wine (well mine is anyway) Hubbies with a beer and the kids invariably with some kind of juice! Lunch obviously a ruse to make us think that they are sitting up and listening, alas I think we all knew that so you'll have to keep blogging like it or not!

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  15. By the way does that scientology ad bother you at all? I added Adsense to my blog then immediately cancelled it when I saw that ad. My family and friends would have thought I'd turned into some kind of freak if they had seen it and being miles away from them (around 2,000 living in Tenerife) I just couldn't risk it! I mean what relevance does that have to your blog?

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  16. Nor sure how AdSense works. Wish I had more control. Anyone know any more.

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  17. You're famous in Oz! http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/disgusting-hospital-food-gets-a-serve-on-bingo-blog-20090918-fula.html

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  18. if they took away your potaos and peas , there wouldnt be anything on your plates .maybe you should tell e1 where you are , just so we can send you decent food

    rhonda , usa

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  19. Whit?!!!

    I think it's time to start doing mashed potato sculptures - nothing else you can do with that really.

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  20. Here's some to get you started..

    http://www.daley.biz/monique/mashed.shtml

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  21. This looks even more frightening after the beautiful lunch from earlier.

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  22. Those peas need more than a lifejacket.. I think one has a snorkel and the others are watching for sharks.

    *shudder* that meal would kill me.. I hate peas and mash and gravy on anything LOL

    Hopefully the Shepherds were already dead before they minced them.

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  23. "An old favourite" Whatever it is.

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  24. Apparently the CIA once considered using peas like that in scatter bombs.

    Whatever that is on the left, it's been dead waaaay too long.

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  25. At first glance i thought they had given you just mash, peas and gravy...then noticed the mince hiding!. The microwavable Tescos Lasagne i had tonight looked more appertising then your last few meals TM!!.

    DP

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  26. the peas i recognise, these once refused are repackaged and sent out to us as ammo in the stan, the rest looks like the contents of a suez era ration pack with added brown, last nights meal du jour.
    Thanks traction man your blight has made mine seem less.
    Camp X Afgani X
    ps get well soon

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  27. My situation is a walk in the park compared to yours. Can you by any chance send us a field kitchen? Keep up the good work. We're right behind you.

    TM

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  28. T Man...If my doctor ever told me, that I might get, [enter photo],that! after unprotected sex. I'd wrap the chap in Kevlar.

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  29. I'm having flashbacks and they're not pretty. The one saving grace I had when I was hanging by the head via traction screwed to my skull and twenty pounds of water attached was that more often than not my meals were placed out of reach so I never actually got them nor saw them!! Nicole

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  30. If this is indeed 'cottage' pie then it is one of those early English types built largely of wattle and daub - i.e. mostly horse shit.

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  31. On a different note altogether, this website may give you some light relief - they are shopping for food amongst other things!

    www.peopleofwalmart.com

    It's a US site, but I am sure some of us have seen similar in the supermarkets over her.... scary!!

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  32. Brains,and they're not even fresh.

    Paula

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  33. The panini scared me, I thought you were havomg your last supper so to speak. I am so relieved to see this photo and see that you are still with us. I must go and take some more tranquillisers to stop my shaking, that really shook me up. It was you who posted the photo and not someone who hacked in from the canteen was it?
    Zoe

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  34. Is it possible to name and shame the firms that are being paid bucket loads of UK taxpayers cash to churn out this food?

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  36. Hi Traction Man, I really hope you get out of there soon, but if you do you will stop the blog, and that would be a tragedy as it is one of the funniest things around.
    Your blog has a touch of the personal... I was in hospital for a very long time with something similar to you (in my case spinal osteomyelitis), so for the duration of the sentence I was absolutely flat on my back. All spinal movement whatsoever banned while the clever medicine did the trick.
    The days were a rainbow-fringed morphine-induced blur, so communication with hospital people was impossible and food was thankfully unimportant, but after the first week or so I well remember thinking “How do I eat that bowl of soup that has appeared by my bed while I am counting the dots on the ceiling tiles?”
    After the first month or so a particularly observant auxiliary must have noticed I hadn’t eaten anything, so when the ubiquitous soup arrived it was tipped into a mug and offered with a bendy straw (the one I used to sip water) to be enjoyed cold. All nourishment had to be in a form that could be enjoyed supine, washed down with water taken through that straw (with the essence of the previous evening’s soup).
    I lived, but with a badly damaged body and (literally) half the man I was.
    PS: A message to all the pompous self-righteous lot who complain about a bit of lighthearted NHS bashing. The NHS is not free, I like most people have paid for it all my working life, so presumably the people who say it is free must have decided to make a lifestyle-choice to live on benefits. If you are a “customer” who has already paid for a service, then you should be entitled to a reasonable standard of service.
    Please don’t knock the many doctors and nurses who do a very good job. Only a few will harm you.

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  37. Hi Traction Man,

    Did you watch waking the dead on Sunday night, I've got a feeling our description and what I saw on that episode match up! Get well soon

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  38. Oh no, not the peas!
    And what is that blob to the left???
    Reminds me of something...
    Oh yes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhyRpvgm03g&feature=related

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  39. That's classic, Laura. Brilliant!

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  40. Oh dear dear TM.... it looks kinda... heres one i had earlier .... as in regurgitated! my heart goes out to you mate

    Jill
    Belfast

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  41. There's nothing for it - you'll have to get Mrs Traction to bring you in a large bottle of HP Sauce with which to obliterate all visual and olfactory traces of each offering prior to consumption.

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  42. Gloria: Alternatively they could make the food taste nice.

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  43. Hmm... make the food taste nice .... they could and they ruddy well should, I agree...

    Let's look forward to the NHS responding to that ground-breaking suggestion with the formation of a network of Task Committees charged with addressing the subject, formulating proposals, publishing progress pathways, establishing a liaisive consultation programme, staging a series of Powerpoint Presentations at which bulky women in clingy wool point at the screen while reading out word for word what's on the handouts .. before precisely nothing changes. Fab'lus.

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  44. You poor sod! i think this is the worst yet. Truly horrendous! Amazing that you keep your sense of humour and of the ridulous - your attitudes are one of the few aspects of your present life [sic] that you have control of - your blog is wonderful! When you do finally get out - write a book! Please!

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  45. I seriously thought they served you some kind of tonkatsu/pork schnitzel dish...

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