Friday, July 20, 2012
I first had it in some fancy restaurant a few years ago and wondered why I hadn't been eating it my whole life! Then I went to buy it at the store and realized.... "oh, that's why." Lamb can be pricey, especially for those fancy racks and chops.
After our move to Southern Idaho, I tried to find some of the more economical cuts for curries and stews and had the hardest time finding any in our local grocery stores. I asked a few of the ladies at work if they knew where I could buy lamb and was quickly reminded that we now live in a pretty serious "Ag" community. After giggling at my city-ness, several of them said, "Chelsea, you take your truck, you go to a farmer and you buy a lamb. Then you take it to the butcher and fill up your freezer with delicious lamb meat."
I went home and told sweet hubby how to buy lamb in Idaho. He laughed and said, "No, Chelsea. That's how you buy a pet lamb in Idaho."
Friday, July 13, 2012
I recently stumbled upon the Once a Month Mom blog via Tiffany's blog, Eat at Home. The OAMM blog features monthly once a month menus that are divided into several different diets. The one that particularly peaked my interest was the "Whole Foods" menu, which features balanced homemade meals with as few processed ingredients as possible. The recipe suggestions fit easily into our low carb preferences (with great cheat day recipes like Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese). The authors gather recipes from blogs and other internet sites and adapt them for freezer cooking.