Short version: Lamb ribs, curried split peas, garlic bread, roasted carrots and green beans
Long version: I'm trying to clear some of the bulkier packages of meat out of the freezer in anticipation of having an entire steer to cram in there in a few weeks. The lamb ribs qualify a bulky.
All I did was marinate them in lots of apple cider vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper, then cook them covered for a few hours until they were tender.
Cubby tells me lamb ribs are his favorite meal, and if he had a million dollars, that's what he would buy.
We don't have a million dollars, but we do have the sheep from which we can harvest ribs. Lucky Cubby.
I doubt there are many millionaires who eat lamb ribs, anyway.
Short version: Bull and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans
Long version: The other thing I'm working on from the freezer stock is pressure-canning more of the bull meat. It's much more useful to me in the pressure-canned form, since that means it's tender. Since I had the pressure canner/cooker out, I used it after I did my canning to pressure cook about ten pounds of bull steaks.
The pressure cooker obviously seals in all the juices, so I used the liquid from the cooker to make gravy ("lots," at Cubby's request), and then just sliced the meat and covered it with gravy.
Gravy=meat juices, onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cornstarch, and milk.
I rarely make gravy, but both Jack and Cubby wish I would do it much more often. It is pretty good.
Short version: Roasted chicken, roasted potatoes, cucumbers with salt and vinegar, cow patty cookies
Long version: A. butchered another white meat chicken for me. We're down to three. I'm trying to just eat them fresh, rather than freeze them, to conserve freezer space for the steer.
Potatoes and cucumbers from the garden. Yay!
And . . . the cookies.
Cubby was looking over my shoulder a few days before when I was looking up a recipe and saw a video for these cookies. And then he chose them for his Sunday dessert choice.
I don't know why my children never choose anything basic like chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookies or something.
Anyway. The recipe is flourless, which means almost the entirely of the cookies is powdered sugar and chocolate chips. And egg whites.
There is much discussion of the egg whites, with the recipe calling for two or three depending on how dry the dough is as you're mixing it. I apparently don't have the same definition of "too dry," because I added the third egg white and ended up with something less like cookie dough and more like cake batter. That is, wet.
The dough is supposed to be rolled with your hands, but there was no way my dough/batter was rollable. So I just plopped it right onto the cookie sheets, where it promptly started spreading. And then it spread even more in the oven, until . . .