Saturday was spent at my sister’s 60th birthday luncheon party at Fiorella’s Cucina in Concord, MA with her husband, her MIL, SILs, their grown children and their children’s kids. I got a very nice mesclun green salad with goat cheese, glazed walnuts, and dried cranberries with a lemon vinaigrette, as well as their shrimp scampi (shrimp done perfectly, but the dish was a bit overladen with butter. Still good.) Afterwards, off to one of her SIL’s houses for cake, gifts (mostly gag gifts), and chit chat. So last night’s dinner was leftovers.
Today was sleeping in after being awoken twice overnight to loud thunder with passing thunderstorms. Took a couple of lamb loin chops out of the freezer and marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic and fresh rosemary, with a healthy pinch of s/p.
Grilled on the grill pan and finished in the oven with Mrs. Miller’s mint jelly alongside. Sides were roasted baby potatoes tossed with olive oil, s/p and Penzeys’ Tuscan Sunset seasoning mix, and sauteed sugar snap peas, onions, red bell pepper and carrots with Penzeys’ salt-free Mural of Flavor.
And wine. The boyz had a cuddle nap mid-afternoon. Because that’s the proper way to spend a Sunday afternoon.