It’s All About…

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The last few days have been good, and boy, have I accomplished things!

First, our Anniversary was a good one. I bought everything I would need to make a rolled boneless butterflied lamb roast.

Since I had never done this before I sat down and looked on Youtube for Ideas, but nothing was what I wanted. I could see it in my mind, so slowly I chopped onions and celery, and garlic and started to saute them with butter. I added Rosemary, Thyme, and then a seasoning called Greek Lamb Seasoning that I got from Penzy Spices.

My kitchen smelled like savory Rosemary. After the spices and herbs were soft and fragrant, I added about 2 cups of Pepperidge Farm Stuffing and a little water.  I then set this aside to cool. Once cooled I added a beaten egg.

I suppose I should have known, but the butterflied Lamb was full of fat. So I trimmed as much fat as I could from the inside, and then used a mallet to tenderize the meat. Then I took the cooled stuffing, spread it onto the lamb, and then using plastic wrap from under the lamb, I rolled it as tightly as I could and tied it up with Butcher’s Twine. I placed it onto a rack in a roasting pan lined with parchment paper. I brushed the top of the lamb with olive oil and sprinkled the the lamb Seasoning.

I put the roast into a preheated 425-degree oven. I let this cook for 20 minutes and then turned it down to a 375-degree oven and using a meat thermometer, cooked the roast until the temperature reached 155-160 degrees. I took it out of the oven and covered it with a towel and set it aside.

Really, it was so easy and delicious! I will make this again as we both enjoyed it!

My next accomplishment has nothing to do with food, but I am putting this under the category of “Everything a Woman Should Know”.

The handle of my toilet broke again. I attempted to fix it with a Universal Handle. What I discovered was, that a Kohler Toilet can’t use a Universal handle. I ordered from Kohler and this morning I installed the pieces necessary to fix my toilet handle! It has worked beautifully!

You know, I wish they had offered classes in basic plumbing, woodworking, and electric work. I find myself rapidly heading toward my 65th birthday wishing that I knew more about these things. Of course, back in my day women took home economics and the guys took shop. Meanwhile, I have taught myself many of these basic skills.

The Taxes are done and mailed, and tomorrow I will catch up on all the doctor’s appointments I missed while caring for Jack.


One thought on “It’s All About…”

  1. Today boys and girls take both, if it’s offered. I hated home ec with a passion. I didn’t like sewing, and we never got to cooking. I would’ve loved wood chop.

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