Fifteen, I can get excited about.
Unfortunately, I can't give myself too many props. I've lost the weight because I've been busier that usual, and not so much because I've changed anything.
Such is life.
I shall keep on truckin', in any case.
Today I'm sharing one of my favorite, favorite, favorite things to make. A friend of mine (*waves*) introduced me to a Brazilian steakhouse a while back. Why did I not know of these before? While I don't consider myself a big meat eater (I was actually a vegetarian for quite a few years) there is something about how those Brazilian's do meat.
Now, I don't know if lamb is a regular in many people's home - but it surely is in mine. I have managed to find a recipe that makes even the hesitant lamb tryer-outer cry 'bring on the meat!'
I won't pretend that my lamb is as amazing as the top sirloin, Brazilian, yummy goodness. It's actually more in the vein of the way Greek's make their lamb.
My husband and I went to Greece for our honeymoon. We spent a couple days in Athens and a glorious week in Santorini. We were absolutely floored by this tiny island, and can't wait to go back. We definitely didn't expect to fall in love with that place as much as we did...and we also weren't expecting the food.
I admit, I had no idea that Greek food was amazing. I don't think I had really even *had* Greek food before I went to Greece. Is that crazy??
The only thing that trumped the food, was the view. I can't even describe it, that's how amazing it was.
Crazy awesome, right? Yes - go there, now.
Back to the lamb.
Greek lamb is more of a 'fall off the bone' type of meat, rather than the Brazilian steak. I don't know about you, but I'll take it!
It takes a while to cook, but totally worth the wait. Besides, I love a dinner that I can throw in the oven and leave alone!
Braised Leg of Lamb
(You can also do a version of this with shoulder cuts - shoulder cuts are crazy inexpensive, a great dinner for a smaller family and they only take about 3 hours to braise.)
Recipe closest to mine totally borrowed from this young lady. Edited a bit.