FAMILIES have been feasting on a Sunday roast since medieval times, but latest research shows that although it is still one of our favourite meals of the week, many people don’t want the mess and stress of it all.

But now you can enjoy a traditional roast in the comfort of your own home without even stepping into the kitchen, thanks to freelance chef Paul Lavery, who runs a Sunday roast delivery service covering Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne. And this isn’t just a basic roast, this is like Christmas dinner with all the trimmings!

The tricky bit is trying to decide what to order. You’ve got the choice of different meats such as 28 day topside of beef and Yorkshire puddings, lemon and thyme roasted turkey with sage and apricot stuffing, slow roast pork belly and crackling or a vegetarian quorn roast.

Or if you want to try something a bit different, you could choose one of Paul’s Giant Yorkshire Wraps for £7.50 (gluten free available if required) filled with your choice of meat, stuffing, crushed garlic and herb roast potatoes, roast carrots, roast parsnips, peas and a tub of gravy on the side or a Yorkie pud ‘burger’ for £6.50. You can add add Pigs in Blankets for £2 and you have a choice of goose fat roasted potatoes, mash, sweet potato mash, vegetables including roast carrots and parsnip, green beans, peas, mashed swede, braised red cabbage, cauliflower cheese and creamed leeks, a choice of different gravies plus all the condiments such as horseradish, English mustard, apple or cranberry sauce. Large meat plates are £12, standard meat plate £10.50, small meat plate £7.50 and a baby box £4.50.

The food tastes homemade, it was just about hot enough when it arrived at the door and the portions are more than generous.

So if you can’t face slaving away in the kitchen and can’t be bothered going out, this will save your Sundays. It’s a way of enjoying home cooking without having to cook at home. You just won’t be able to move from the sofa for a while!

For more details, see sundayroastdeliveries.com or facebook.com/sundayroastdeliveries1.