My parents both told me that when they were children Yorkshire Pudding was usually served with gravy before the beef ever appeared on the table. Crafty mums in those days used to say that those who ate the most Yorkshire Pud and gravy could have the most meat, but of course anyone who pigged out on Yorkshires had the edge taken off their appetite.
|British style pancakes - big and flat!|
That wasn't the custom in my own childhood home but Mother used to make far more pudding batter than was needed and not all of it would be cooked on Sunday. Instead Mother kept it for pancakes on Monday when she would be very busy washing and ironing and would need a quickly prepared meal. She would also save any spare gravy from Sunday to eat with the first round of pancakes.
Yesterday I cooked a piece of pork for my lunch and found some pork gravy in the freezer but there was too much of it so I saved it for today. Before I went to church I mixed some pancake batter and lunch today has been delicious pancakes and gravy.
It was SOOO good. And any meal eaten whilst walking down Memory Lane has an extra savour!