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Winter: I love the weather changes that makes me turn the heat on. I live for early evenings when it gets dark early. I love to light the candles in the living room, put a log in the fireplace, and put scented oil in the warmer. And I love the food.
Here are two recipes I love to prepare! (Excellent source for these and other Recipes – Celtic Folklore Cooking by Joanne Asala)
3 eggs, separated
6 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ cup whole milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
½ cup heavy whipping cream
Ground Nutmeg & Cinnamon
Separate the eggs and set aside the whites in a metal bowl, refrigerate. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks until completely blended and then add 3 tablespoons of sugar. Blend until the mixture is thick and yellow/lemon colored. Stir in milk, vanilla, and salt. Put this in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Whip the ½ cup of cream. Set aside. Get the egg whites from the refrigerator and whip them until you see peaks. Add the remaining sugar and beat until you see peaks. Get the egg yolk mix from the refrigerator and blend it into the egg whites, add the whipped cream.
Serve Immediately! Sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon.
3 pounds Lamb chops, lean and trimmed of fat
2 pounds potatoes
1 pound onions
½ tablespoon parsley
½ tablespoon thyme
2 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut meat into 1 – 2 inch cubes. Peel and slice potatoes and onions. In a saucepan, cover the bottom with half the potatoes, then cover with half the meat and sprinkle in the herbs. (Red pepper flakes and garlic can be added here for a kick!) Cover with half the onions. Repeat the process with the other half of the ingredients; potatoes, meat, onions. Cover with the water and use tin foil in addition to the pan lid and simmer for 2 hours. Watch for dryness and add water if needed.
I usually make this is a large crock pot and let it simmer for 2-3 hours. It comes out very thick and filling. Great for a hands free holiday meal. Just warm some bread, set out some bowls, and let everyone help themselves.
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