You don't think it can get any worse TM, then it surprises you once more, what is it, why is it pink, did it taste better than it looks?.What is the token yellow thing amongst the carrots. I hope you have good teef to tackle desert.Was thinking it might be roast beef and yorkshire puddings today, or maybe that is too much to ask.
Re was roast lamb on offer but I would never again trust NHS roast meat. The chicken escalope was interesting. I had an Ensure supplement instead.
This looks like another failed practice run for xmas lunch. Let's hope things improve before then (and that you will be tucking in to the real thing at home with Mrs TM).Ice hockey puck again for pud then. Oh dear!
That just looks disgusting! What a shame they couldn't even get some colour in to all those breadcrumbs! I am so glad I am not in hospital! I really am. We have just had a burger from a well known chain. Not my favourinte food but when rushing between activities kids have to eat! Much as I don't really enjoy them seeing what you have been offered makes me thankful for the burger and fries we have had. Well, TM, have you tried all the flavours of ensure yet? Are they chilled or 'room temperature'? We are having roast chicken later if you want to join us?? (sorry! LOL!)Keep up the campaign!
Okay, a pink chicken escalope, interesting indeed, Ensure sounds a much better idea.
I am very concerned that one one those potatoes appears to have a rather nasty suspicious looking dark area (possible melanoma). TM I think you should contact the Dermatology Department immediately to do tests.Or maybe they have already!
sorry..'one OF' Brilliant blog TM
Pink 'meat', soggy uncoloured breadcrumbs .. .. .. if I was cynical I'd suggest the NHS is saving money by reducing the heat allowed to cook the lunches. Obviously I'm not at all cynical .. ..
That looks not only tasteless and visually horrid - it also looks TOTALLY DRY.It's crying out for butter or gravy or mayo - anything. Dry boiled potato, breadcrumb thingy and carrots - URGH.
I bet you're counting the days till your next smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel (if not the hours).Hang in there.
@Plato: Excuse me, but this is supposed to be a piece of meat coated in breadcrumbs and fried, so it would not go with any kind of liquid, because that would make it loose its crunchyness. (Sadly enough, having been reheated the NHS way, it would have lost it anyway). I second you though on the way the potatoes are served; I think they would have been improved if they had been made into a salad, peeled and cut into slices and mixed with small raw onion cubes, salt, oil and vinegar.
That's one of those crazy paving stones from a garden centre, isn't it? The thing next to the stones and the boiled goldfish. Or is it boiled bits of terracotta pots.Ohh wait! I see the associations .. a master stroke from the menu designers. It's the Capability Brown school of cookery and the Suburban Fishpond menu.Hmmm, nul points I'm afraid ..
I think the outside needs a transfusion as it is anaemic.The interior is however nicely coloured... ICK !I know what the problem was. They cooked them inside out then realised their error.WV- Sqduckle (I kid you not !) .. NHS name for a chicken schnitzel ?
I just can't get over that you get that same roundish thing covered with yellow gel for dessert, day in and day out...
Didn't you have that meat/breadcrumb thing last Sunday? After such a good run mid week; what a shame.
I probably did have it two Sundays ago. The same menu comes around every 14 days in rotation. The alternative was a hospital roast lamb dinner. Frankly I'd rather eat elephant faeces than I would tackle a hospital roast. It's a weapon of mass destruction. Plutonium is more appetising.
chicken escalope???? God help me please, I must go to the opticians this week and fast.Take care,Ruth
I don't know what you are complaining about - you'd have a lot more to complain about if I was in charge of your catering - just ask my husband and children whose gloomy and defeated expressions say it all when they get a plate of grudgingly-prepared gloop slammed down in front of them, having had to endure a shrill diatribe on why it's unfair that I have to do all the cooking.I could easily be in charge of NHS catering with my track record; I could easily sling horrid things together and hurl them onto an unbreakable plate because that's what I do on the days when I'm not suffering from an attack of the vapours and my unfortunate brood have to microwave their dinner for themselves. I can tell you, my lot would be v. thankful for the stuff you are photographing so expertly and about which you are writing such an amusing blog.Keep up the good work oh inexplicably-cheerful-under-the-circumstances Traction Man and think yourself lucky that when you get out you won't be going home to my home-cooking.
Mmm that second one looks like pink bathmat in breadcrumbs.That's disgusting!
looks more like a furry tongue !!! how gross
I've found more appetising objects under fridges. That middles one looks like a crumbed insole.
this pudding really looks like an amoeba or some fascinating animal living in the deep seas. It really is quite artistic.