No, no disasters, only the first fall evening I made a fire in the kitchen wood burner. Nothing like wine, cheese, food and kids on a Saturday night.
Grilled lamb chops, grilled baby carrots, brown butter/garlic mashed potatoes with fresh ceasar salad. I’m all in on this one, and have flexibility to try different ideas with lamb flavor. Love this dish. This go ’round was garlic, thyme, rosemary and olive oil, made into a paste and rubbed in the chops.
I’m feeling confident in my scratch ceasar dressing skill. I have no idea why any restaurant would settle for something out of a bottle….
This wouldn’t be The Inefficient Kitchen if I didn’t leave out one sort of vital piece of the meal – a red wine/mushroom sauce I wanted to make for under the potatoes.
A combination of cooking a separate meal for 3 hungry young ladies (I know, crazy thoughts) and a late grill time made me accept fate and say, “Screw the sauce”. It all worked out, and I try not to sweat the small stuff.
Pandora “The Hold Steady” radio station was the prep music and “Ryan Adams” was the dinner choice. Good tunes all around.
I went with this Pinot Noir for dinner – I approve, quite nice 🙂
Be well, have fun in your kitchen. I hope you create smiles.