Sunday, 27 December 2009
Annie Walker - From Old English Jellied Rabbit To Old English Cat...
"So I thought why turkey? Why pork? Heaven knows, life is humdrum enough without doing the same thing, eating the same meals, year after year, so do you know what I did?"
Elsie shook her head, thoroughly cheesed off.
"A marvellous Robert Carrier recipe out of Homes & Gardens - old English jellied rabbit."
Elsie (flatly): " 'Ow nice."
"Oh, it was delicious! Alf!" Annie turned to Councillor Roberts (Bryan Mosley), who was standing nearby, chatting to Renee Bradshaw (Madge Hindle).
Annie: "Just telling Elsie about our jellied rabbit!"
"Ooh, yeah, great!" said Alf, not terribly convincingly.
Annie returned to Elsie: "Of course, it's the brandy that adds the finishing touch, but you can use Madeira."
Elsie (bitchily): "It's a pity your Joan and Billy weren't there to share it with yer, in't it?"
Annie: "Oh, wasn't it! I've always believed that families should converge on the good cook at Christmas time."
Annie's smile became a smirk as her talk of delicious old English rabbit gave way to a display of fine old English cattiness: "I suppose your Linda was too busy with her own family to have guests."
DING! DING! went the bell on the bar as a customer rang for attention. "Excuse me!" Mrs Walker walked away, bathed in a victorious glow.
Elsie was furious and made to leave the pub, stopping for a quick rant at Alf and Renee: "Flamin' Homes & Gardens - in a scruffy 'ole like this, with a backyard full of beer crates!"
Have any readers here ever eaten Old English Jellied Rabbit? If so, I'd love to hear all about it!