In case you haven’t noticed by the lagging number of blog posts, it’s already been a hectic holiday season. After a quick scan of the calendar, every weekend is filled with preparations, get-togethers, work functions, etc. So, the problem is what to do when you get home. My first instinct when I get home is to crash, throw on Netflix, and throw myself at a bag of chips until I fall asleep. Not exactly creative, so I’m trying to grab inspiration wherever I can get it, even if it means embracing ingredients that normally don’t scream “delicious!” to me.
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One of the few drawbacks to living in an apartment is the fact that we don’t have regular access to a Grill. The communal Grill is a block and a half away and not conducive to private grilling sessions. I’ve had to look longingly at grilled recipes, especially when they call for steak. However, a lot of indoor cooking recipes for red meat fall in the “put in a pot, let stew for three hours,” which isn’t exactly light summer fare. But sometimes, the need for a piece of red meat knows no bounds.
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I had been wanting to cook something new for a while; I’ve been trying to eat healthy lately and it’s meant a lot of skinless chicken breasts and salmon fillets. I scoured Julia Child’s recipes, consulted my Jacques Pepin, checked to see if we had brandy, artichokes, or swiss chard, and was this close to seeing how much a tank of liquid nitrogen for frozen tomato puree pellets would cost when Tony casually mentioned how much he loved meatloaf growing up. Huh, meatloaf? That sounds complicated.
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I know that I am in that this a blasphemy here in Pork Central, USA but I have to say that my favorite meat would have to be lamb. I could do a whole blog devoted totally to lamb and other sheep related meat products. Naturally when I first noticed lamb sliders on the bar menu at Manchester’s grill (see http://wp.me/pAgIi-2T and http://wp.me/pAgIi-bE ) I was pretty excited, and I have been a fan of them ever since. So, I thought I would try my own home made lamb sliders.
Lamb slider seasoned with curry powder
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Tagged bar food, burgers, cooking at home, curry, home cooking, lamb sliders, Manchesters