In the mood for something a bit spring-y, I made roasted asparagus and sauteed lamb chops for dinner (nothing fancy – just seasoned with a little coarse salt and dried thyme before I tossed them into a smoking hot skillet). Oooh, all I needed were morels to make the perfect spring dinner, mmm… And perfectly ripe strawberries with creme fraiche for dessert… Oh, my, I’m getting a little ahead of myself, slow down, Stephanie, slow down. OK. Just asparagus and lamb chops, and they were mighty fine. (Sigh…)
Oh, speaking of lamb…if you’re looking for a fabulous recipe for any of the upcoming spring holidays, here you go – Carol Mack’s Grilled Leg of Lamb. Garlicky with a browned, crispy exterior, it’s easy and absolutely delicious. (Recipe posted in comments, below.) Nothing beats a perfect leg of lamb for a dinner party. With rich (do ahead!) mashed potatoes and a simple vegetable like sauteed pea pods with mint, you really can’t miss. Lemon buttermilk tart for dessert? Oooh, yum!