I just can’t seem to avoid orange vegetables….
After five months of winter squashes I ended up putting carrots in with the slow cooker chicken.
In my defense I have no idea how broccoli or cauliflower work in the slow cooker and I had another purpose for the cabbage.
But my 3 weeks of buying other vegetables ended today….
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When I ordered lamb shanks from our new butcher I had no idea how big they would be, never having seen one in real life….
I ordered four.
Now I know better.
Two lamb shanks are plenty for a dinner for two, and, in our case, there is enough left over for lunch for mon mari.
This is my second … Continue reading.....
Our chickens appear to be getting bigger.
Back in the beginning of time, when I first started being creative in the kitchen, I used to skin and bone chicken breasts.
Yes, boys and girls, there was a time when one could not buy pre-packaged, skinless, boneless chicken breasts.
Or at least one couldn’t buy then where I lived.
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We had this over pasta.
Had I been ambitious, I would have shredded the pork and added it to the sauce.
Mon mari added sambal oelek to his.
I didn’t do that either…..
Apparently I’m easy to please.
I stirred this after about 4 hours, but if you just give it a stir 30 minutes before serving it … Continue reading.....
After I got my first slow cooker I started googling recipes (of course).
I saw lots of recipes for delectable-looking lamb shanks.
On the cooking channel Jamie Oliver was making ‘tender, fall apart lamb shanks’.
I wanted lamb shanks….. Not that I had ever eaten or even seen a lamb shank, but I wanted them.
Now there are two kinds … Continue reading.....
Calling these lamb steaks is really not correct. They are slices from the bigger end of a leg of lamb, with the small leg bone in.
The French call them ‘leg cutlets’ or ‘leg slices’, neither term being one I really want to use.
I just wanted the Food Police to know that I know that I’m not right.
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I don’t really like fruit with meat.
I’ll pass on Duck a L’Orange.
I don’t eat chutney with lamb, grilled peaches with pork chops and you will never find raisins in my beef stew.
There are two exceptions: I love lemon with just about anything, and I like apples with pork.
Actually, I was just looking for a reason to … Continue reading.....
We still have a lot of butternut squash, spaghetti squash and pumpkin to eat.
Sometimes, however, we like to take a break.
This was a partial break.
I wanted different flavors with this chicken, so I added a rib of celery and a carrot for flavoring rather than as an anticipated side dish.
I roasted potatoes and (you guessed it) … Continue reading.....