Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dinner Guests & Lamb

I have only had lamb a few times, as for a long while I thought I didn't like it.  I always thought lamb was gamey, but if cooked properly, it's not at all.  I had my first delicious taste of lamb at Jeff and Alaina's place.  They put on a great dinner party!  More recently I tried the lamb enchiladas at a local restaurant, and I was again impressed.  Yesterday I cooked lamb for the first time for some special dinner guests.

I spent Friday evening baking a pumpkin gingerbread loaf with spiced butter cream, rhubarb strawberry pie and dinner buns.  

 

I also made three sauces for the lamb: a mint sauce, a cilantro mint sauce and a red wine sauce.

We started with appetizers (bacon wrapped, cream cheese filled jalapenos, goat cheese, an apricot chipotle cheese dip, and crackers):

 
 

The lamb leg was served with roasted potatoes, dinner rolls and salad.


After letting the food settle for a bit, and having a nice visit, we enjoyed dessert.  

 

After dessert we went to the live theater to see A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.  It was great!

How was your weekend?  Have you ever cooked lamb? 

4 comments:

Simply Life said...

oh that dessert looks SO good! I want a slice now! :)

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

I wish I lived in Canada closer to this meal...that is all I can say.

Kacy said...

I've only eaten lamb once or twice and never liked it, but I'm sure I would if I kept trying it. I love goat.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have only had lamb once and I did not care for it! So I don't know that I would take the time to try to make it myself!

My weekend was great, but felt so short as i traveled for work on Sunday! Hate when travel falls on a weekend like that!