Every Friday morning we gather the lads round the tables in the multi function room and assign the tasks for the day. On a Friday though this means who will be chopping, cutting or peeling which particular vegetable, salad or fruit. This is because every Friday we prepare, cook and sit down to eat a two course meal. Everybody takes part in the preparation process, some will help with the cooking, and the others with the clearing away and washing up.
This week we went Mexican. Gary like to chop the garlic and onions in to fine slices, whilst John, who cant use a knife, peels the carrots. Half of them he gave to the other John to chop finer, but the rest he continued to peel for carrot shavings to go into the coleslaw. Chris tackled the cucumber and courgettes, whilst Alan bravely took on the chillies, as well as the better behaved mushrooms. Brian quietly peeled and chopped up several apples which were to go into the rice, milk, raisin and sugar mix that would create a large, belly busting rice pudding.
Needless to say the queue for service was noisy and loud. Tacos were slapped on offered plates and the spicy mince ladled on top. A colourful array of salads jewelled the table which were used to decorate and fatten the rolled up tacos. Needless to say seconds were on order, but even that didn't deter them from devouring ladles of rice pudding with warmed cream.