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Chamin for Shabbat

Chamin for Shabbat recipe, eat well on universal credit

I’ll not bother to type this recipe out in full, you can find it here if you are interested.

Part of the issue is that although the recipe looked interesting, we didn’t read it to the end before embarking on cooking it! The sentence we missed was “ Drop the meat patties in as it boils, cover, and place on a hot plate on low heat until Sabbath lunch. “ In other words, to avoid as much work on the Sabbath as possible, this recipe requires a very long and slow cooking process……

We should have known better really as we both commented that some of the processes seemed a bit odd. But trustingly we cracked on…..

We started this on Sunday and eventually ate it yesterday.

But, and it’s a big but…..

Whoever took the photograph clearly realised they had the same problem as we encountered. When it is finally cooked what you are left with is the least photogenic brown stew with meatballs loitering under the surface. Even the Kidney Beans had given up the ghost and disintegrated. They clearly corrected this in a similar way as us to rescue the photograph. We’re guessing that they added a tin of Kidney Beans and fresh chopped Tomatoes right at the end of the cooking process.

We resorted to adding a tin of Kidney Beans, various chopped herbs and the zest of a Lemon to try to brighten it a bit and add texture. However whatever limited flavours this dish could once have had, had effectively cooked out.

It was OK, but certainly not an outstanding success and certain not worth the extended cooking time. But you can’t win them all I guess…...

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Really? This is a Government Employee?Dear Jody,
                 Firstly I thank you for your reply. Although I found is somewhat difficult to understand. I would expect a reasonably level of literacy from a Government Employee.
Please see below:-
Your message “ Hi Antony,
If they wasn't able to do that for you, you can download it off the website and if you put in the search bar uc50 and its the top one that you can download and complete. 
Kind Regards Jody “
I would prefer this to have been phrased:-
“ Hi Antony,
If our department or our sub-contractors were unable to assist you with this, you can download it from the website. By inserting “uc50” in the search bar you will find the 24 page full colour .pdf file. If you could possibly download and print this we will reimburse you for the cost involved, as this is clearly our mistake.
Kind Regards Jody “
I did not receive your form. Possibly because your system caused us to be homeless and living in a tent for 8 weeks? No postal service etc. I will however complete your form and walk a 3 mile round trip with a heart condition to drop it off at Job Centre Plus York. I'm sure it would be much more convenient for me to die on the way. 
However, with the assistance and in partnership with various charities we visited 10 Downing Street yesterday to deliver a petition against UC. We sincerely hope it forces change and makes your position as an employee more tenable and doesn't lead to the system you have to enforce killing too many more people.
As we only receive £430+ a month and the cartridges for the printer cost us £48 I think it only fair that you reimburse us. I can provide the WH Smiths receipt.

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