Loads O' Lamb
Jan. 11, 2013 9:24 am
Updated: Jan. 11, 2013 4:27 pm
Earlier this year, one of my coworkers wanted to buy a lamb but wanted to be sure that she could pick it up from the butcher as an entire carcass, not cut up into individual portions of chops or stew meat or ground lamb. I assured her that would not be
a problem. They wanted their lamb immediately, but sadly, all the lambs had just gone down the road a few weeks earlier and I told her we wouldn't be able to accomodate her request until around January. "Well, put me on the list!" she said. Duly noted. Done
Last week, my husband went to his Uncle P's place and picked up our 2 lambs and hauled them down the road to our scheduled butcher shop appointment. While I was at work, I let my friend know that I'd need to forward her phone number to the butcher so they'd
call her when the lamb was ready. Here's where things got a little funny. "Ummm...Let me call my mother in law and see if she still wants it. I'll get back to you before the night is out." As fate would have it, I haven't seen her since.
This morning, the butcher called. Seems the lamb has been hanging all week and is ready to process. I guess I've got two lambs now to make an order for. Lest you think this is a bad thing, I can assure you, its not! I could eat lamb every day. My husband, not
so much. He had never even eaten lamb until he met me.( I am sure that in itself is a crime, although I am not sure what he should be charged with.) Now I am just literally spinning thoughts in my head of Braised Lamb Shanks, Marinated Lamb Chops, Moroccan
Lamb Burger, Rack of Lamb....Ahhhh! Life is good! I simply cannot wait to get that call next week that my lamb is ready to pick up!
YIKES! But, of course there is a downside to this stroke of luck! Now I've got to go clean my freezer. Where am I going to store all this wonderful stuff!
Signing off. Gonna go bury my head in the deep freeze.