Lamb Chops and Mashed Potatoes

Sorry I am running behind on this post.  This week has been crazy busy. I decided to try one of those 5 hour energy drinks this morning and I have gotten more accomplished today than I have all week 🙂 I only drank half and don’t worry, I am not breast feeding. Back to the reason for the post.

So, you think making lamb chops is out of your league, eh? I have to say, I have only made them one other time and I hated them. I made them with the classic mint sauce and it just wasn’t what I wanted.  When I was menu planning for Father’s Day I knew I wanted something different. He would have been happy with Ribs or Steak but I was aiming for the wow factor since I couldn’t take him out to dinner with a newborn. I went to Costco and picked up a pack of lamb chops. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them but I knew I would figure it out. About two hours before dinner I started looking up recipes for lamb. After scanning dozens I threw my own easy marinade together.

Here is what I used:

1. Mediterranean dipping oil. I did have this just sitting in my cabinet.  We had bought it to dip bread in with another meal and I didn’t particularly like it on the bread. So, I used it on my lamb- the WHOLE bottle.
2.Three soup spoonfuls of minced garlic
3. About a tablespoon of rosemary

That’s it! Let them sit for as long as you like in the marinade. Since I started getting supper ready late I only had about an hour to let them sit.

Then throw them on the grill. Here is some information about how to grill lamb.

They were so tender and delicious and didn’t take all day! Good easy stuff people 🙂

Pioneer Woman’s Mashed Potatoes

The recipe for her mashed potatoes are under her  short ribs (which I will be making tomorrow night).  Again, I felt stupid for not coming up with this on my own! Seriously, add cream cheese and Lawry’s- it’s too easy and HEAVENLY in your mouth!