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I have cramps, ugh.

So around noon, I hauled myself to the kitchen and loaded one of the enamelled iron pots with:

Two frozen lambshanks
A box of chicken stock
A generous slosh (1/8 C?) dried onion
1 C chopped frozen celery (We've taken to chopping all the celery when we buy it and freezing what we don't immediately use. I love raw veggies in warm weather, but can't get excited about them in January, so right now celery=cooking celery.
I would have added 1C chopped frozen carrots, but we're out.

Then I added
1T Penzeys's Lamb Seasoning and
1/2 T Maharajah curry powder,

(I could have gone with 1/2 T lamb seasoning and 2-3 T Maharajah, but I wanted richness rather than spice, this time.)

Put the lid on, turned the oven to 300F, and wandered back to my book.

At 5 I started rice with a bit of lemongrass and cilantro, and added two large handsful of wax beans to the broth around the lamb shanks. I may add a big bunch of baby spinach right at the end; it's basically cooked as soon as it hits the hot liquid, so. And I've been trying to get our vegetable consumption up.

Meanwhile, supper smells promising.

Date: 2016-01-22 11:12 pm (UTC)
graydon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] graydon
That certainly sounds like it's going to be food.

Date: 2016-01-23 01:18 am (UTC)
graydon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] graydon
I hadn't run into "hogget" in a context outside the first/juvenile shearing before, so that took me a moment.

(I mean, there's dedication to knitting, and then there's Going Too Far.)

Yay, EXCITE!

Date: 2016-01-23 12:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mmegaera
It has always seemed wasteful to me to buy a whole head of celery when 99% of the time I only need one or two stalks for a recipe (I don't like raw celery, no matter what the season). So I chop the celery, put each ribsworth into a baggie, then put all the baggies in a Ziploc and throw it in the freezer. That way it's pre-measured (and not all frozen in one big lump) and ready to go whenever I need it.

Harimad

Date: 2016-01-23 02:12 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
For things that might clump together, I freeze on a flat surface, then dump into a bag.

Date: 2016-01-23 12:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] raaven
Sounds delicious. Also, I am going to steal the celery-freezing trick.

Date: 2016-01-23 04:28 am (UTC)
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
From: [personal profile] krait
That sounds delightful, :) I had lamb curry last night, and now I want more!

Warming food for cold weather

Date: 2016-01-24 04:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] james_g4clf
Nothing like a nice warming curry in cold weather. We had murgh aloo matar last night (chicken thighs with potato and peas).

And seafood risotto the night before. http://www.jbryant.eu/recipes/SeafoodRisotto.htm

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