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Food Monday ~ Ploughman’s lunch

A ‘Ploughman’s’ lunch was very popular when I was young free and single. I would meet up with a friend at a pub not far from the office for our weekly chat over a Ploughman’s washed down with a soda water & lime juice. Back in those days I would not drink alcohol until the day’s work was over.

I swapped the cheese and butter for the salad items that my friend did not like.

Ploughman’s lunch

lettuce leaves – washed
tomato
cucumber
salad dressing
sharp cheddar cheese
Branston pickles
Wheaten or crusty bread & butter

Break lettuce into bite size pieces, tomato cut into wedges, sliced cucumber. Drizzle salad dressing on top.
Add wedge of cheese, Branston pickle and crusty bread.

I still like that type of lunch when I am here at home, but the contents vary with my mood and the contents of my fridge.

Some of the ingredients I add for variation:

honey roasted ham
pate
chutneys
sweet pepper rings
radishes
spring onions.
olives
gherkins
fresh uncooked peas
grapes
sliced apple, pear or orange segments
walnuts, pecans or pine nuts
sunflower, pumpkin & seseme seeds
croutons
crisps/potato chips