This rather suprised me, as I've been out of the nest for nigh on 20 years now, and that was straight into self catering (which, I hasten to add, was something of a steep learning curve). I've cooked a wide range of different dishes, from the complex and impressive, to the simple and warming. I've made sauces, soups and sorbets, and stewed, grilled, baked and fried every kind of fish and meat I can think of.
But I've never roasted anything by myself. Sure, marypcb and I have worked together on plenty of roast meals together, but she has had responsibility for the meat... But last night she had work to do, I was at a loose end, and we'd just picked up a rolled, stuffed joint of meat at our local Waitrose.
And it was easier than I thought. Just stick the meat on the trivet in the roasting pan, set the temperature, and leave it in the oven for the appropriate amount of time. All very painless. I'm not sure now why I'd never done it before. I'm certainly going to do it again...
Next: my first cake.