I got hitched September 14, 2013 to the love of my life, Simon. I am pretty sure we had the wedding of the century…just sayin’. But, I didn’t create this blog to bore you with all the la la la love and romance. I created this blog because A) I love to cook. It is what makes me happy, but most importantly, B) we were gifted an entire lamb. Now, you must be thinking, “Aw that’s so sweet! A cute little fluffy lamb! But, what are you going to do with a little lamb in your New York City apartment?”. I hate to break it to you, that little lamb is dead. And we ate some of it on Sunday.
Our dear friend Clayton’s mom has a beautiful farm in Virginia called Woodstock Farm where she raised our edible wedding gift. A week ago, Clayton and his wife Alpha dropped off our 46 pound gift in two Glad Force Flex garbage bags (pretty sure they were the Tall Kitchen size). The lamb had been neatly butchered and separated in vacuum sealed bags and frozen. For those of you who live in NYC, you know that you are lucky if you have a normal size refrigerator. I am not one of those lucky people. How on earth was I going to fit this in my Barbie house freezer? Thank god I played a lot of Tetris growing up, because I got the majority in there minus:
– 2 Legs
– 1 rib roast
– 2 lbs of ground lamb
That being said, it was time to cook.