Sorry I’ve been gone so long, the holidays aren’t easy around here, what with the business, the family, football, well, you get the idea…
As for the food, well, that’s why we’re here, no? We’ll dive right in with the Christmas dinner. My wife, my mother, my uncle and my aunt, three siblings and a wife, wow, what a dinner party that’s going to be. I went with a Lamb Duo, because that’s what my mother requested. The Duo consisted of Frenched Lamb Chops, and Lamb Tenderloin, rubbed in a hot, horseradish and whole grain mustard sauce. I seared the Lamb Racks and tender in a super hot cast iron skillet, and then finished them in the oven, a perfect medium rare. For sides I went with a creamy, cheesy risotto, cooked in homemade chicken stock with love for about 50 minutes. What about the vegetables you ask, but of course….slow roasted baby carrots and brussel sprouts rounded out the plate. As for the lamb, the coup de grace would have to be the black pepper jam I had in the pantry, compliments of my friend Dr Stacy in Nashvillie…an exquisite addition to the overall flavor palate of the dinner. Stay tuned for the revelations about my first attempt at head cheese.
Eat Weel, Eat Often, Enjoy it all…