The Cooking Runner

Lamb because of a screaming kid

The thought at the grocery store at 4pm, after work, ad-mist a screaming kid (not mine, my future children would never do that!) “God I need a glass of wine”…and then I saw lamb chops in the butcher case… Broiled herb lamb chops with tarragon smashed potatoes, and roasted maple glazed acorn squash…boom… dinner.

I am that good…

I just randomly think of amazing dinners, with a perplexed look on my face, while staring at raw lamb chops…(the butcher at Meijer better not blow my cover!)

Got home, poured the wine in the decanter, because a red has to breath to be good (or so I have been told)… and I needed a glass Then I put all the groceries away!

Herb Lamb Chops

Parsley, thyme rosemary and sage…Equal parts of all 4

4 lamb chops

Ground Pepper

Olive oil

In a shallow casserole dish, pour enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Sprinkle all the herbs in equal amounts. Using a pepper grinder, grind three turns of pepper on to the herbs. Place the lamp chop in the herbs, then flip to coat both sides with herb mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, place the lamb chops in a parchment paper lines baking dish. Broil on high for 3 minutes each side. This will give you med rare done-ness. If you want them done more add a minute or so to each side. Watch carefully!!!!

Smash Tarragon Potatoes

3 medium size baking potatoes

fresh tarragon

1 shallot

truffle salt

Microwave potatoes until mushy…( I hit the potato button 3 times since I have 3 potatoes…what has this world come to?), cut into pieces. Add a little Brummel and Brown (or butter)  and mash. Chop a tarrgon and shallots, and add to taste. Sprinkle a small amount of truffle salt.

Roasted Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash cut in half and cleaned.

1 tablespoon of Brummel and Brown or butter

1 tablespoon real maple syrup

Cut a small flat spot on the bottom of each half so the halves don’t roll around. Be careful not to cut into the squash, you want a “bowl”. Place the halves in a parchment lined baking dish.  Put a tablespoon of Brummel and Brown or butter into each half and 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup into each half. Place in a 350* oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, using a spoon, spoon the butter and syrup mixture over the top edges of the squash. cook another 15 minutes. Allow halves to cool a little before eating.

ATS sat down at the table and asked, “what’s the occasion?” My response “Because I love you and I am writing a food and running blog.” ATS, “<a small laugh> I love your Blog”. Me: “hahaha you are so not funny…”

After a rest day to recover from the dunes, I have a hill workout tomorrow…I will let you know how that goes because this Malbec is amazing!

Wine:

2011 Trivento Reserve Malbec Argentina

Enjoy folks!!!

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