Can see it now - stuck on a fork, and starting - '' pea soup and sippits '' If there was mixed grill, the fridge had had a clean out!
On some Bankboats the apprentices were given the task of typing the menus, and we prided ourselves on the little flourish at the end, just after cheese and biscuits, looking like this --------------ooo OOO ooo------------------
Always had a problem with the fry-up left out for the App & Mate on nights in port, nothing to fry it on, never knew how to fire up the galley stove, used the heavy duty pantry toaster...that was an art in itself.
All new ships were provided with little clear plastic clip-type menu holders with the houseflag embosed on them with 'Bank Line' under the flag. I don't recall that replacements were ever requisitioned and I imagine that these were good souvenir items for snaffling along with the crested teaspoons! The end result was, as has been said, a menu card held out on the end of a fork!