FFF ... was always the best day of the week. not because it was a TGIF or work finishes early (FEF) or school was over for the week.(yee haa) Well not really.It was... FAST FOOD FRIDAY.
The chippy. I don't know what you call it where you live. The Fish Shop, Chip Shop, Fish and Chicken Bar... whatever. But fast food, no cooking, just pop to the shop, hand over the dosh and there you were. MMM.
Thinking about it now, I shudder (well not really, but I should) dripping with, well dripping, (no polyunsaturated stuff when I was growing up) batter golden and crispy, chips slathered in vinegar, enough salt to block the drains, and if you were feeling flush, a pickled onion! And mushy peas.
I'm drooling. And wrapped in Newspaper. So not only did you catch up with month old news, you got lovely black hands, greasy, covered in newsprint, and perfect to wipe over someone else's coat! And you could walk home munching!
What you ate stayed the same, but the name changed. Fish and Chips, Fish Supper, Two and a One ( 2 fish, one bag of chips) One of each...
Then it became curry night. AFTER the pub. ( fish and chips got relegated to Saturday lunch time.) Or a chinese take away. (Chinese curry and chinese chips after a beer, was one of the highlights of a Friday)
What you ate depended on how much you'd drank, and whether the darts team had won!
Sometimes, it was go home and cook a fry up ( now I'm baulking, the thought of cooking the full monte at midnight!) You knew how much you'd had to drink, depending on how many greasy pots and pans you found the next morning!
Why am I rambling like this? No idea really, I realized it was Friday. Where we live there's no takeaways, and the Chippy only opens until 9pm, and we don't go to the pub or play darts on a Friday anyway, so it's all immaterial.
But it still is FEF for DH (as I worked in tourism, my friday could be any day so not the same feeling of joy for me), and we do enjoy a glass or two during the evening. And still often have curry... but either from that very well known 'takeaway' Raven's Kitchen lol, or (shh M and S)Old habits die hard, and I just wondered, if anyone else has a special Friday treat?
Enjoy your weekend, thank you for reading ( if you made it to the end..well if you didn't you won't get thanked because you won't have seen this)
And do comment if you want. then I know I'm not muttering away to myself, and I haven't quite lost the plot!