A Meaty Day

Today’s theme must be protein .  .  . or something.

A whole leg of lamb -- garlic and rosemary is de rigueur.
A whole leg of lamb — garlic and rosemary is de rigueur.

First, my gratis leg of lamb was delivered at work. Our driver put it on the front seat of my car where it stayed cool all day (36 degrees) until I took it home and put it in the freezer.  Last year it took us almost a year to cook the leg of lamb.  We won’t wait so long this time.

Our freezer is stuffed to the gills with meat and summer produce.
Our freezer is stuffed to the gills with meat and summer produce.

And my sister’s Christmas gift of Omaha steaks arrived. A dozen steaks — woo hoo! Merry Christmas.

We won't be eating this little deer.
We won’t be eating this little deer.

AND I’ve been offered some bear meat.  I’m serious — cleaned, processed, and frozen — bear meat cubes.  Should I take it and let Charlie try his hand at bear stew?

What strange meat do you eat?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “A Meaty Day”

  1. I’m a vegetarian, although I do cook meat for the family, they all call Christmas day …Turkey day .. as they know it’s the only day of the year they know for certain they will get meat at lunch time, even though it’s not always turkey LOL

    1. I could easily be vegetarian. More and more of the meat cooking chores are being relegated to Charlie who seems to really enjoy it. It all started with chicken on the grill. Jo

  2. Considering that game is often more nutritious and more humane than other things, and braising is easy and satisfying. I’d take any weird meat I can get my hands on. I bought goat when I was in college just because I was surprised to see it at Giant, and it was very satisfying except for all the bones.

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