No point in asking you to guess what today's lunch is... you'd never get it in a thousand years. The mashed potato and the water-logged vegetables are easy enough to guess, but that brown lump of soft tissue covered in something purporting to be gravy would never yield up its secret. This I can reveal is a Vienna Steak. I can only imagine it takes its name from the siege of Vienna in 1683 when the Ottoman Turks surrounded the Austrian capital and tried to starve the citizens out. I imagine rats, cats and dogs were all put to good use in feeding the population. This particular steak is supposed to be pork and beef mince mixed with onion and formed into a tasty steak. Mince is a euphemism for fat and gristle and I can honestly say it is the most unpalatable thing that I've ever put in my mouth. In fact, it was so bad I even took a close-up shot of it to show you.
Looks good, doesn't it? The menu awarded it a smiley face symbol which means it's high in calories (fat is, of course, high in energy) and it also had an S next to it which means it's soft enough to cut with a fork. That's how meat should be, isn't it?
Thank goodness for the tinned pineapple chunks for dessert, otherwise this meal would have been inedible. Actually, I'd forgotten how much I hate tinned pineapple. I thought it might have been fresh. You'd think I would have learned after all this time, wouldn't you?