bloody hell, that looks great
Is that real butter?!
TM real food at last!Hope it tastes as good as it looks. No ensure tonight :))
Now what is the private chef's menu? Is this something that you pay extra for, or are these the options for people who have private insurance? Either way, it looks delicious and I hope you enjoy it!
Wow! What a difference. I'm jealous! I hope they keep this up for the rest of your stay.Enjoy!!
No Stockholm Syndrome in sight this time TM! Hope you enjoyed it - it's good preparation for rejoining the world of real food in the not too distant :-)
Butter that's been squirted like that turns me right off...
Let's not nitpick, please :-)
This looks great. I'm also curious to know what the private chef's menu is. Is it the menu for private patients or something you can pay for separately? What a difference!
I think it may be a special meal on offer in the hospital restaurant that's open to both staff and visitors to the hospital. It may also be a choice offered to private patients in the private wing of the hospital,
TM, just a thought does this food come on the same 'food trolley' as your previous food from hell.
Do you think they have found out about your blog?
Well that looks worth waiting for - however, the question now is, are they going to keep you on this menu until they let you out, or will you come down to earth with a bump next week when it goes back to gloop and custard?Fingers crossed,Mel
The food arrives at the same time but it's cooked freshly in the hospital's small kitchen while the other food is produced in a factory miles away.
that looks really nice !!! i was a patient for a short time in an NHS hospital and i ordered my food the day before sometimes its hard because you are not sure what you fancy. do you order from a multi choice menu ,so that you get to pick what you want.
Looks like you're getting some fabulous sunlight through your new window! So glad you were able to get some real food for a change.
I guess the squeeky wheel really does get the grease.Happy for you traction man.BettyCanada
jackpot - good for youSusan
Amazing, isn't it? Nice light room, better food and yet so little time left to enjoy it. I should be out of here in three weeks, with any luck.
WOW!! Shame you had to wait so long for a reasonable amount of natural light and proper food! Amazing! Keep it up and maybe, just maybe the NHS will realise that patients NEED food they want to eat!I hope you savoured every mouthful.
Oh no TM, if you feel sorry to maybe be unable to stay in this albeit nice room for longer than three weeks, than Stockholm syndrome has caught you even despite this gorgeous salmon dish ...
Pure right of course. My reintegration into the norms of the outside world will be equally difficult as the mending of my femur and infection.
Blardyell.'Bout time you got some decent food. Congrats TM for finally getting your mitts on food which will help you get better rather than prolong the agony.Been looking forward to catching up this evening to see what you would get. It's made my evening.
You BUPA'd, didn't you!
I couldn't afford the BUPA application form.
Hey that's quite nice! Let's see if they can keep you on the private patients menu. That way your strength will be built up in no time. In the olden days all the food was cooked on site and was fresh. Progress eh?Gill
Aww, that's no fun... I'd say you've earned it. Bon appetit!
At last - decent food. Congrats TM!
wow, i had to take a double take
OHMIGOD!!! Glad you're in a room on your own! Wouldn't want to sleep otherwise having that brought in compared to the slop you were getting before!3 weeks - here's hoping! Everything crossed for you! That fruity shiraz will be warming nicely for you I'm sure! Take care TM & enjoy the much improved proferrings from mother NHS.xx
Ohooo TM super duper, bet you felt like the cat that got the cream. When do you get another go at the chefs private menu then, the colours look sharper, tastier, fresher than the muck you were getting before. Please tell me what was for pudding, puddings are my favourite ;)P.S. I love mr Tichmarsh too, but shhhhh is our secret, and I am not even going through what you are.
To be truthful, if that meal were offered to me for my supper as a fee-paying private patient - let alone as a customer in any restaurant - then I would insist on chef being hung, drawn and quartered for my amusement and his impertinence. (A side-salad comprising mere chopped lettuce and sliced tomato should be the cause of rioting in the streets, not joy in heaven.)It is - no more and no less - a decent, healthy meal, tolerably presented; of no exceptional merit but sufficient to provide reasonable nourishment, if little sensual pleasure.How far then from any reasonable standard in the NHS have we strayed, that this can be considered a cut above, something in which to take especial delight?That this supposed marvel is so far above the usual slop our poor host is served, merely argues for how low have become our expectations. Are we then become the lowest of all common denominators? We will be if we let them. 'Protest and survive' must be our motto.
I wasn't offered a pudding. Perhaps it's too much to produce just one decent meal.Peter, you are right. Our standards will drop if were fed enough muck make average food look great.
To Peter.Please tell me when in history NHS food has ever been decent. It never has been - money has never been allocated properly to feed the sick.I am glad you got some decent food TM ( shame some people are so hard to please lol). However isn't it awful that so many people still have to eat the other food.If I had my way, I would get all the hospital kitchens back, get chefs in, pay a decent wage and get food sorted.But sadly it is all about the cost and until governments realise that good food means healthier patients quicker which then reduces length of stay , things will never change.We don't need celebrity chefs trying to change the menus with weird and wonderful dishes. We need proper investment in fresh food.BTW if you are EVER released from hospital, and when you feel like it, check out Trellisk hospital in Truro.They use all local produce and do all their own on site cooking.Check out the Royal Hampshire as well in Winchester. They won an award last year - again they have their own kitchens and do all in house cooking. They offer cooked breakfasts to patients! THAT really is a thing of the past in most areas.
Oh and another thing Peter.... we are not in a restaurant and unless you are prepared to pay restaurant prices you will not have restaurant food. What hospital patients deserve is freshly cooked food which tastes and looks good. Does not need to be cordon bleu standard just tasty.That food looks fab TM - the broccoli looks green, the potatoes are not out of a tin, the salmon looks fresh. Nothing wrong with that as I am sure you will agree.
I notice we never get to see breakfast so.... are we to believe that the breakfasts are dazzling in comparison?Looked a little dry to me - is that why they put a whole sliced lemon with it?Coincidence or what? I had salmon for dinner too only I made salmon fishcakes wit mine :-)good luck for today ol' chap.
Suddenly I feel quite envious. Here I am in Venice for a few days and the Marmite was taken off us at customs. That's ruined our breakfasts!
Tell the truth TM.... you dismissed Mrs TM to the scullery... didnt ya Hope you enjoyed it, long overdue Jill, Northern Ireland
I actually filled up a little on seeing this picture this morning. For once it felt as if you were being fed like a human rather than a farmyard animal.
Mmmmm! Poppy seed roll with butter.Mmmmm
Good morning TM, pleased to see things are improving for you. Just browsing online news and saw this ... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1223173/Malnutrition-epidemic-Thousands-eat-badly-theyre-dangerously-undernourished---hospital-makes-WORSE.html#commentsLansdowner