Cause that sure seems to be about all I've been doing. Nothing too exciting although I did try a new recipe tonight which involved my first lamb shank ever. More about that later.
I finally got around to using up the leftover meatball mix that was in the freezer and had spaghetti and meatballs (of course) one night and then a meatball sub with roasted cauliflower another night. And it dawned on me I've never posted the meatball and sauce recipe so now I have and here's a link to that: Spaghetti and Meatballs. Don't know why I took pictures of both those meals cause they mostly just look like a mound of tomato sauce but I wanted to have a picture to put with the recipe so here they are.
Then one night I did that business of cooking a little can of baked beans that I gussied up and baked in my miniature iron skillet and served with two blackened hotdogs. Only thing is, this time I cooked the beans a little too long or hotter or something and they were pretty dried out. But I'll just be more careful next time cause even dried out, it was still a fun dinner (if you like hotdogs!) So no picture of that.
Moving right along, my next meal came about because I was wandering through the grocery store and saw a new product. Our stores have always had those real thin, oblong packages of various Italian meats - prosciutto, salami, capacolla (not sure of the spelling). Well, now they've come out with a baked ham that's been roasted with rosemary and garlic and, of course, I had to get that. I decided I'd make that egg strata thing I made once before so I did and I'll be updating that recipe with a few changes I made. So here's the new ham:
Easy Egg Strata) I also used this ham in a sandwich one lunch time and still have some left that I think I'll use to make a carbonara type spaghetti sauce.
And that brings me to the Moroccan lamb shank tonight. The seasonings in it were a lot different than what I normally cook with - at least in this combination - so that was fun. Here's what all the main recipe called for: paprika, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and kosher salt. Along with the onion and carrot. I'll probably post this recipe too although lamb shanks aren't always available at our stores - I don't know about other places. And when I DO post it, I'll be adjusting a few things. So here are my pictures from tonight's episode of Mary Lynne in the Kitchen. :)
So that's it for now - I'll post the spaghetti and lamb recipes shortly.
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.