Another Saturday night, and the foodies are at it again. On tonight's menu, grilled lamb chops, marinated in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Typically Greek, simple and delicious. Madras lentils, cooked with all kinds of spices, cumin, curry, lots of garlic and onion. Fresh salad, it's all about the butter lettuce for me at the moment, a couple of tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Done. It has me thinking what we did before the pre-packaged prepared lettuce. For a fact, we eat salad 3-4 times more often because we don't have to clean and cut it ourselves. Lazy perhaps, but healthier for sure! And to start the evening off, Dirty Martini's. 4 parts Vodka to 2 parts olive juice, shaken over ice, served with jalapeno stuffed olives. So easy and incredibly delicious if we do say so ourselves. And we do. Guten Appetit!
With all due respect, my sweet dad makes the BEST lamb chops. He gets them from his butcher friend, cut really thin. He marinates them, see the details above... hey I didn't say I invented the recipe... and grills dozens at a time. He's probably grilled a couple of thousand in my lifetime. But I think I may have finally got it. I don't actually do the grilling part, I need my dear husband for that. The next time we're together, I'd like to see if any of us can tell the difference between my lamb chops and my dad's with their eyes closed. I know just who would be around the table that would make it legit. Game on!