Evening folks! I hope everyone had a fantastic Monday! Tonight I made these beauties and they tasted fabulous! So glad everyone here loves lamb. It is a great protein to add in to the mix. I had a slight injury…when I turned the chops, there was a slight oil pop, which landed on my neck and chin. Ouch! Luckily I had some Silver Sulfadiazine, a cream that helps with burn, on hand!
Herb and Garlic Marinated Lamb Chops
3 lamb chops
marinade- 1/4 cupish of olive oil, 3 cloves of garlic- crushed and chopped, one large handful of fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme, and basil), salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon onion salt
Liberally salt and pepper your lamb chops.
Marinate your chops for 30 min-1 hour in the marinade mixture listed above.
Pan sear each side in a cast iron skillet. Use as much of the herbs and garlic as possible, but in order to save yourself from oil burns, I would suggest to take it easy on the oil you add to the pan =) 6 minutes on the first side and about 3 minutes on the second (depends on the thickness; these bad boys were THICK). This is for medium rare, so if you want it more done, cook longer.
Happy Wednesday, ya’ll! We have officially made it through half of the week!
Today was a spectacular day; my class went on a field trip to a brand new Junior Achievement facility called BizTown. The students spent the day as executives and employees in miniature versions of stores (like Chick-fil-A, Home Depot, Wells Fargo, Holiday Inn etc.). They became citizens of BizTown; they were responsible for everything from tracking payroll to writing invoices to selling and promoting products. They had a chance to go around and buy products (donated from the companies) with debit cards loaded from the bank with their paychecks. It was amazing experience and the students were super engaged the entire time. Chick-fil-a provided free lunch for everyone; students, teachers, and volunteers!
This evening was cheer practice was for both girls. Late dinner, homework, and now they are unwinding from a long day and getting ready to go to bed.
We had this yummy lamb chop dinner tonight. I got these chops on sale in the organic meat section at Publix last week. I decided to give them a shot. My husband and I love lamb chops, but I was not sure the girls would. I kind of sold them when I said they were a cross between pork chops and steak. There was a lot of fat on them, but the meat that was there was super delicious! I will be buying these again, but maybe from a butcher. I served them a box of couscous and a bag of steam fresh green beans. Dinner was ready in under 20 minutes.
Cast Iron Lamb Chops
Season your chops with salt and pepper and a bit of olive oil. Take your lamb chops and put them in a screaming hot cast iron skillet. Cook on the first side, about 6 minutes. Then flip it and cook for about another 4 minutes. Rest for 5-10 minutes!