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May 18, 2014 6:02 PM Subscribe
What can I, a simple vegetarian Yank, bring to a regular English Sunday dinner?
posted by tchemgrrl to Food & Drink (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Some friends of ours have given us what amounts to a standing invitation to their weekly Sunday dinner, which is incredibly generous. We expect that we'll be going pretty regularly. We've been a few times already and it's a great spread, with roast meat and vegetables, stuffing, and gravy, according to them a pretty traditional English Sunday thing (They're from the UK.).
So far, we've brought alcohol and/or a storebought dessert, and I'd like to do more without straying too far from the tone of the meal. But my knowledge of traditional English meals ends somewhere around Harry Potter and a bit of searching only shows the foods they're already serving. What can I make that will feels like it fits in? Side dish, beverage, or dessert, I'm up to hear about any of it.
I'm a decent cook and baker and will usually have plenty of quiet Sunday morning for food prep. I'm vegetarian and wouldn't mind something that rounds out the roasted vegetables, but there are no other dietary restrictions that I know of. The kinds of things that are already well in my repertoire that I've been thinking of, all made from scratch: bread or rolls, a vegetable quiche, a vegetable/phyllo dough pie, some kind of salad (but what?), strawberry shortcake, poached pears.