Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lamb Chops and Laundry

I haven't done a food-nerd post in a while, and I am getting a little heady with all of these writing challenges so I am taking Sunday off. Ok, I lied, I am still working on an crazy Indie Ink challenge and I am stumped so I am finding other things to do. Like laundry. 

(And watching Dirty Dancing. This level of cheesy is still SO good, even after all of these years. Hold on, this is the kissing part in his cabin. ((Biting fist)))

I hate laundry. It requires you to stay home and that is something I rarely do. It also requires you to pay attention to it, which is also something I rarely do for long. 

Our formerly decrepit and world traveled washer and dryer had a buzzer that attempted to shock you into action, with it's rude bleating. 

GEEEEET-UP. (That's it) If you ignore miss this rude shout-out, it's over. You'll never go back.

Our new fancy-pants washer and dryer is quite a pair who spring forth a little chime which seems to say:

"Hi there sunshine! If it's not too much trouble, perhaps you could switch your laundry out so we can deliver it in all of its fluffy goodness soon! Doodle-de-deet-de-doot. Yeah!" (jazz hands)...

But I still ignore miss it. This makes laundry take a long, long, while. 

So I have grounded myself to the house today, chained to the happy campers in the laundry room and since my chain drags to the kitchen, I am going to a tried-and-true lamb chop recipe, along with as many vegetable from my food co op basket as possible. I am thinking broccoli flash fried in the skillet. Rice or potatoes? My upcoming beach vacation says Neither! Fruit. Fine then. 

Here is the recipe. It's soooo easy and a little spicy...just like The Onion.

Ooops...forgot the laundry. *sigh*

  • YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chops)
  • COURSE: Main Dishes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • (4-ounce) bone-in lamb loin chops, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup peach preserves
  • Preparation
  • Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl; rub spice mixture evenly over both sides of lamb chops.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add lamb chops to pan, and cook for 3 1/2 minutes on each side. Brush each chop with about 1 teaspoon preserves. Turn chops over, and cook for 1 minute. Brush chops with remaining preserves. Remove from heat.


Random Girl said...

Yummy! Those look delicious! I wish that someone would come cook those for me as I have no motivation to spend any time in the kitchen today. I am glad that your washer/dryer are so damn polite! Have fun being a domestic goddess today love!

Rosa (please roll the R) said...

i used to dream of being Baby...oh who am i fooling...i still do....pork looks good...too bad i don't cook...maybe you could make it for me! now thats thinking!

Danger Boy said...

Oh my word...thank you for sharing! I must try this. EFFING YUM.

The Onion said...

These ARE Effing yum, give them a whirl. Easy too. We had a lamb chop delay, so I am making them eat them tonight if it kills me. Otherwise, they are going to kill US. They have been in the fridge too long.

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

What? You have to pay attention to laundry? Really?

See I usually throw a load in the washer then a few days later when I have no clean undies left I will start sorting the dirty clothes to wash and then I will go "What? No clean undies in the drawer, and only a few dirty ones in the hamper? Where in the hell are all my undies? Have my prayers been answered and I finally have a stalker stealing my undies?

DOH! In the washer! That's right! "

Ah, a day in the nerdy life

Shoot, I should made that a post instead of a comment! :)

Nicki said...

I LOVE your food nerd posts. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Also, hungry.