Monday, March 7, 2011

I Hate Myself Today...

We are having lamb chops for dinner.  We never usually have lamb chops for anything.  I am a self professed flexitarian.  I try to avoid meat most of the time.  We did not eat one bite of meat last week.  We had grains and lentils and veggies and pasta.  I was so proud of this achievement.  But...I threw it all away at Fresh Market's unbelievable meat counter on Saturday.  The butcher talked me into them.  My husband gazed longingly at them.  I thought of how they would caramelize beautifully in a pan on top of the stove with olive oil and garlic and finish off beautifully in the oven.  I thought of them resting while I deglazed the pan with white wine and then made a lovely sauce of shallots and herbs and butter and a dash of dijon mustard.  I thought of potatoes au gratin along side of them.  I gave in. 

Dinner will be lovely but...

I hate myself today...

You can buy this cute lamb chop at


  1. And this is why I don't eat lamb. They're too cute.

    Love the first pic. :D

  2. I bet they'll taste delicious. I don't think I've ever cooked lamb, actually.

  3. They do taste yummy but I don't want them to...

  4. :(

    If I hadn't seen those pictures, I would have been the first to grab a knife and a fork to dig in. LOL

  5. Sorry Missie...I really am...lambs are just too cute and cuddley...I am evil...LOL...

  6. LOL, I couldn't eat them. Never could. I guess I had too many lambs and sheeps as stuffed animals as a kid, lol.