Last night Bill made leg of lamb with marjoram au jus for dinner. It was freakin' delicious. He worked all day, marinated, roasting and making HOMEMADE au jus from the pan drippings. It was amazing.
We made a salad to accompany the main dish and let me tell you - I was stuffed.
Lamb became part of my rotation after I tried it at Texas de Brazil...now granted TDB could cook up squirrel and make it gourmet; everything is THAT good - but then it solidified how much I loved it when we found our favorite Greek place.
If you live around here (Jason) or you are visiting the area try Zorba's. Even if you don't think you like Greek food - this place will make you fall in love with it and you will crave it - seriously - CRAVE IT! (they have loads of vegetarian items also)
Bill and I probably go a few times a month (another plus; it's BYOB) and split the same thing every time; what can I say we are creatures of habit. Now I'm hungry for a Gyro....damn it!
I baked two pies last night...I know you can go ahead and call me Betty.... We are having a pie contest and silent auction today at work and my pie better win... it is so flippin good. Wanna see??? You HAVE to know I would have taken pictures....(sorry for the quality - I took them on my iPhone)
- Pastry dough for a 2-crust pie
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 6 cups of peeled, cored and thinly sliced apples (see note)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Line a 9-inch pie pan with half the dough.
Combine the brown sugar with the cinnamon and flour and toss with the apples and lemon juice.
(brown sugar, cinnamon, flour)
(apples and lemon juice)
Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pie shell. Dot the butter over the top.
Roll out the remaining dough to form the top crust. Cut decorative vents in the crust with small cookie
cutters, or just slit it in a few places with a knife.
Lay the top crust over the fruit. Crimp or flute the pastry together. You may brush the surface with a little beaten egg and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if you like.
So it doesn't look all that pretty after it is baked....but it tastes good and I better win ..... I like to win....especially food related contests b/c I rock at cooking (not tooting my own horn or anything....)
Day 19: Something you miss....
Jess, My Dad, my nanny, laying around on Saturday/Sundays (no more of that with training, my metabolism from when I was a teenager (what happens to that!?!), not having ANY bills, summer, my riding boots - I can't find them anywhere!!!, my six pack...I had one once when I was 16....
What do you miss????