Keeping 22 children fed and watered is an eternal and costly task.
And as Sue and Noel Radford prepare their weekly breakfast for their parents on the latest episode of Channel 5’s 22 Kids and Counting, the work involved in creating such a feast is obvious. .
Noel is in charge of preparing and cooking the food, as he explains: “For a hearty breakfast, as a weekend treat, we’ll have a big fry.”
To have enough food for everyone, he had to cook 48 sausages, three packages of bacon, 36 eggs, three boxes of mushrooms, two loaves of bread and nearly four kilograms of baked beans and plum tomatoes.
“This breakfast for everyone is always a slow business – it seems to take forever,” Noel exclaimed as he baked eggs in a giant baking tray, adding that it was quicker than doing it that way. in the frying pan.
The family washed down the meal with eight liters of orange juice.
And preparing such breakfasts doesn’t come cheap, as the narrator explains the meal can cost Sue and Noel around £50 a week.
After Noel finished breakfast, the kids set up a place around the table – leaving the chef and his wife at the breakfast counter as there was no room.
But that’s just the way they like it.
“What we enjoy most about being a big family is being surrounded by kids all the time – fun, laughter, happiness,” Noel laughs, while Sue adds: “Looking at the kids like them. together and the friendship and the bond between them. There’s also lovely to see.”
After breakfast, Noel and Sue were left to clean up, with the meal crockery completely filling the dishwasher.
“The next phase is cleaning up,” Noel said. “Some of them helped clear the table and the rest just disappeared but generally the two of us and one or two others were left to clean up.”
And while they enjoy taking care of their growing family, it also takes a toll.
“Sometimes it feels like we’re running a restaurant from home,” he sighed. “It’s really hard work.”
In other news about the Radfords, Sue is “very proud” after her son Luke came out as gay.
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/4407428/radfords-cook-breakfast-for-family-22-kids-counting/ Noel and Sue Radford cook breakfast for Britain’s largest family… including 48 sausages for their 22 children