Yes, a full and complete Lamb Dinner with Chris. The occasion? I don’t know. Maybe “Just Because”. Here Oma Robin holds him the day after(?) he was born. Or is she still holding him after delivery? Anyway, a cute baby boy! And his birthday is just past. 24 years! So it makes this photo 24 years old! So on with the dinner. Enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed the dinner. Everything Chris – and us – like! Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. Cheers! Oh! And Yes. Most of the ingredients of this meal were grown or raised locally. The lamb was a Felzien Farms lamb. Veggies from the Boise Farmers Market. Etc.
Don’t get me wrong. Robin and I really do like to eat out. And we do! But we also like to prepare our own meals – from scratch. And we do! But there comes a time when we really need to look at what we eat. The amount of processed foods that are consumed is phenomenal. “… Imagine if, just for one day, we all chose to buy only fresh, whole, real, sustainably-raised or harvested food, food that heals both our body and our environment. If we only buy foods without labels, foods that come from nature, and avoid any food made or processed in a factory or altered from its original state [GMO]. Imagine if we cooked and ate all those meals at home with family and friends (or made them at home and brought them with us to work or school)…”. (Mark Hyman, M.D.) Here is a good article on The Power of the Fork. It is not difficult to prepare a meal as pictured here in these two photos. In 45 minutes, you can be sitting down to a scrumptious, home cooked meal. The photo above is Broiled Lamb Chops (could be Pork Chops), Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and a Green Salad. The photo to the right is Broiled Lime Curd Mahi Mahi, Mango Salsa, Waldorf Salad and Carrot, Asparagus and Onion Medley. Prepare a meal that you control what ingredients to use, like we did here. Not some pre-packaged or pre-prepared boxed food.
Try making your own dinner just one day a week and start with Sunday, April 7. Read the article that is linked above. You may not agree with all of it – I don’t – but the one quoted statement that is used above, makes a lot of sense. To me. probably the most powerful statement in the article is this one: “Imagine if we cooked and ate all those meals at home with family and friends (or made them at home and brought them with us to work or school).” Just imagine. Thanks for listening and think seriously about April 7 and preparing your own meal that one day.
The other day, while my computer was at CastleRock Computers here in Boise getting a severe upgrade, I came across swordfish at a good price and the quality was superb. The photo here is the swordfish getting ready to be placed under the broiler. Here is what me made.
Broiled Lime/Orange Swordfish
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes (Rice Family Farms, ID)
Balsamic and Current Reduction with Brussels Sprouts
Broiled Felzien Lamb Chops
Steamed Brussels Sprouts
with balsamic vinegar and blood orange olive oil reduction
Fresh Green salad
tomatoes, carrot strings and baby spinach with Homemade 1000 Island Dressing
2009 Indian Creek Winery Tempranillo