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My Dad’s Birthday Dinner

Two weeks ago was my dad’s birthday. October 6th exactly! When he was celebrating his birthday, he was out of town on a business trip, but he did get to go out with his sister, mother, and brother-in-law.  My family usually always makes him a birthday dinner.   So we did so!  The menu you may ask!!! Here you go!

I started by making some LAMB.  Yes… lamb!  I’ve never tasted lamb, made lamb, or even touched a lamb (raw or alive!). I started by seasoning it with rosemary leaves, salt, and pepper.  Then I got my panini press back out to be doing some searing again! I used it a few months ago, for something else. Oops… I can’t remember what I used it for! Oh well! Anyway, so I did that, and then cooked it in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  Then I took that out, and put the chops (they WERE lamb CHOPS) on a plate, and covered them with foil. Then I made a sauce to go with it. I deglazed the pan with some white wine and water. Then just let it evaporate a little, then skimmed off the fat, and it was good to go! My lamb was finished. But I have more!

For the sides, everything I made, you have probably already heard about.  I will name them in case you haven’t! I made Honey Lemon Glazed Carrots (previous), Rice Pilaf (previous), Cous Cous (new), and of course, some good bread!!! Now the Cous Cous was really easy to make. I’m not going to say good, because it wasn’t, and it wasn’t a recipe in my cookbook either. But what I did was boil 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of butter, and half a teaspoon of salt. Then when that boiled, I added one cup of Cous Cous, and let it sit for five minutes! Then I FLUFFED (don’t you love that word!!?? FLUFF!!!) it with a fork… and that was it!!!! Then I think you’ve heard about everything else! So happy birthday to my daddy, and even though he didn’t get to see us on his REAL birthday, he still got a nice, home cooked meal from his favorite Junior Chef! That’s me!!


7 responses »

  1. Dana, tell your Dad I wish him Happy Birthday.

  2. Carolyn Davis (G-ma)

    Glad to see you got to fix your Dad a great birthday dinner. These dinners don’t matter when they happen, they are just special and I’m so glad you got to fix it! Sounds great!

  3. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have never had lamb before but maybe sometime…

    P.S. when will u finish your recipies??????? PARTY PARTY PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 i need to get a taste of one of your creations sometime 😉

  4. P.P.S. u need to add one of those facebook like things to your website so that i can like it. 🙂

  5. Dana: It seems we are not seeing new cooking lately! I am worried about you. Are you OK or just on strike. HA HA. I miss hearing from you and reading the latest on your blog. Hope all is well.


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