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LAMB in the place where you live! 
3rd-Nov-2015 05:40 pm
On Saturday, I pulled an ancient lamb roast out of the chest freezer, unwrapped the paper and set it to defrost in a pan in the refrigerator. Given the layer of ice on the meat, and the paper wrapping, I was expecting something that had only an even-odds chance of being edible.

Today, while working from home, I set the lamb shoulder into the little crock pot with 2 cups of water, a package of French's Onion soup mix, a large layer of sliced potatoes, and two tablespoons of barley. I cooked it on high for a little over two hours and then on low for another four.

I just pulled the roast out of the pot and shredded it on the cutting board, picking out the fat as I went. It is OMG tasty and tender and all the things that I was hoping the crock pot would do for it. Rawr. I just need to remember to not eat too much of it at a time or the fat will lay me low. (This is why the meat and the potatoes got evicted out of the broth. That broth is probably an oil slick waiting to congeal.)

4th-Nov-2015 12:25 am (UTC)
That sounds wonderful! Crock pots are a mystery to me but an attractive one
4th-Nov-2015 12:33 am (UTC)
They are great so long as you have a plan for the results. It's a lot of food for one person, which is why I specified here that I used the little crock pot. That lamb and potatoes dish is still probably five or six servings, depending on what else I put with it, but I don't feel bad if I have to throw the last bit to the dog/goats/trash.
4th-Nov-2015 12:28 am (UTC)
Curse you and your song virus!
4th-Nov-2015 12:31 am (UTC)
SPAM in the place where I live (ham and pork)!

I know Spam way better than Stand, to be sure. I've been playing the UHF soundtrack in my car as the random non-radio entertainment for a while now because I keep forgetting to move my CD sleeve back over from the truck. So yeah, lots of Weird Al in my head.
6th-Nov-2015 01:21 am (UTC)
Now face west.
6th-Nov-2015 01:21 am (UTC)
Now face west.
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