Saturday, April 14, 2012
So, without much more to do than scrub the floors (puppies and a goat) I actually flipped thru the weekly local ad paper that comes in the mail. Woohooo, Aldi had boneless leg of lamb on sale! Lamb is pretty expensive here, it's why I raise the occasional sheep here. Why do I need a little lamb? Ah, because I grew up in Chicago eating ethnic food. Greek, Bohemian, Italian foods that I miss eating. So, now I make/create those foods here for myself when I can. Out came the meat grinder, a little pork and a little beef into the bowl with the leg of lamb. That all got mixed up with rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, cumin, garlic and finely minced onion. The meat sets for a couple hours so the herbs create the awesome flavor. Since I don't have an upright rotisserie, I had to create my dish in a glass casserole pan. The texture is a little different than what I ate at the little Greek "hole in the wall" shop up north but the taste is close enough! Whip up some cucumber sauce (sour cream, grated cucumber, dill, garlic, a dash of prepared mustard) slice some onions, bake up some pita bread, slice some tomatoes and you've got what Greeks consider the ultimate fast food! Now all I have to do is hide the meat so the hillbilly I married doesn't eat it all smothered in ketchup or bbq sauce (what an insult!) Maybe next week I will make some baked Ziti....
Oh, I almost forgot! We've got baby bunnies again. The litter was born a couple days ago, there's only 3 or 4 this time (momma getting old) and should be out of the box in a week or so. 2 more girls should kindle sometime in the next couple of days.