Send Me a Care Package from the UK!
I just returned from England late Saturday and the last thing I usually comment about is food
I mean, I like food (who doesn't?) but at 5'5" and 115lbs, I'm not what you'd call a foodie. And Britain isn't known for their haute cuisine, either.
Being a lifelong tea drinker (no coffee, plz!) I was completely charmed by their 'Sweet Cream Tea' which is a pot of tea, a scone with sultanas accompanied by clotted cream and fruit jam. I was told that I favour 'builder's tea' because I like it strong and sweet.
By the time I'd sampled Treacle pudding with Bird's custard sauce I was completely won over. (Did I mention I have a sweet tooth?) No, I didn't have the chance to try the Spotted Dick (and it's not an STD). Their biscuits are far superior to ours. I even loved the bangers (sausages). Yes, me, who probably hasn't eaten a greasy American sausage in the past decade, actually sampled a 'full English Breakfast' as well as the classic 'Fish and Chips' with mushy peas. I did pass on the 'blood pudding' but had a small taste of it
pretty decent, but I couldn't get past the name, blood being one of the ingredients.
So my care package list is as follows:
Yorkshire brand Tea
scones, clotted cream
biscuits, especially custard creams
Bird's custard sauce
Bangers and British bacon
and of course, mushy peas
Invite me to tea across the pond. I'll be right over -
remember, strong and sweet
suits me nicely whether it's food or anything else, hehe.
Oh, one last thing
do check the box to be certain there are no house spiders in it!
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