My food magazines seem to pile up quickly these days so to encourage myself to sit down long enough to look at them, I make a small pile and carry them from one room to another thinking their physical presence will be a reminder. It’s not an effective plan on most days for obvious reasons, such as, I’m busy doing other things?
But last Friday the sun unexpectedly graced us with its brilliance burning through the June Gloom, and I found myself daydreaming out the windows instead of doing the dishes, listening to the dribble of water from the fountain on our patio my husband diligently worked on to get the large spout at the top to run well enough to fill the smaller ones. Will wonders never cease. It’s a nice sound that distracts me from the traffic just over our wall and watching the hummingbirds trying to bathe themselves in it is hilarious. I haven’t been able to get a shot of them yet, but give me a few weeks.
I give in to the urge to go out and sit in the warmth. The sun feels good, so I relax a bit and begin to thumb through the magazines remembering how much I enjoy the summer issues. Everything is fresh and the recipes are relatively uncomplicated.
It’s not long after I’ve had some time to make a mental list of my favorites that I email my best friend and invite myself and husband to dinner at her house. It takes a bit of arm wrestling to get her to agree to let me make the entire dinner, but she loves the recipes I mention, so dinner it is.
I make a quick run to the store for ingredients, do some easy prep, and everything is ready to pack up and take to her house for a night of food that comes one dish at a time — with wine, of course.
When’s the last time you grilled lamb? This recipe is truly delicious, and quite easy to make — even at the last minute.