Lamb and mac

Roast leg of lamb, macaroni and cheese, and summer vegetables

Roast leg of lamb, macaroni and cheese, and summer vegetables

We’re still applying ourselves to a lot of leftover meat, including this lamb roast. This is the last of it. Kevin made dinner tonight: a box of cheesy shells that he cheesed up extra, and warmed up the vegetables and lamb. Husbands who cook, rock.

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Ras al hanout lamb

Roast lamb, mac n' cheese, root vegetables

Roast lamb, mac n’ cheese, root vegetables

I grabbed a jar of ras al hanout spice on impulse today, and used it on the boneless leg of lamb I was planning to roast for dinner. I thought I used a generous amount, but the flavor was still mild. With the lamb roast I served leftover rutabaga and friends, glazed carrots and parsnips, and macaroni n’ cheese.

January 17: Lamb Vindaloo (In a Pressure Cooker!)

I'd say it's Vindaloo-esque. And my first thrilling date with a pressure cooker.

I’d say it’s Vindaloo-esque. And my first thrilling date with a pressure cooker.

New mantra in the house: Pressure cookers are slow cookers for people with procrastination problems. I realized a little too late that we could have lamb tonight. Why? Because Brady is at the firestation, and he hates lamb, so I never get to make lamb. Luckily, I remembered that somewhere in the hoarder’s mausoleum that is our garage, there was a pressure cooker.

After horrifying my daughter by spending 30 minutes rearranging 14 years of accumulated crap in the garage – including the unearthing of tutus that she probably didn’t want to picture her step father in, and great clouds of dust from years of Burning Man – I found it. It was under the chair that was under the wire book-case that was under the paddle boards that were under the tents. It took both of us, but we got it.  Continue reading