I've been busy in the kitchen, whipping up edible "prototypes." In other words, this is a practice run for the St.Patrick's party, and also, I love to putter in the kitchen.
Publix had tiny lamb chops. Here they are before cooking.
Easy Spring Stew
Pour olive oil into a dish and coat chops on both sides. Salt and pepper chops, dust heavily with paprika, and roll in breadcrumbs.
Peel 2 carrots and 2 potato; cube. And a tiny handful of chopped celery. Drizzle with olive oil; salt and pepper. Add canned beef broth, not a lot, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
Tuck foil around the pan. Bake 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Remove foil for last 15 minutes.
I know that's a long time for lamb, but it worked. If you like your lamb less "done," precook your vegetables and add lamb later. If your veggies need more cooking, replace foil and keep an eye on the lamb.
Garnish with Italian parsley. Serve with rice and French bread. I used canned bread (brushed with butter,sprinkle with parsley).
Sugar Free Cheesecake
I'm still tinkering with this recipe, so if you bake this, proceed with caution.
Place into bowl of Kitchen Aid and beat on medium speed.
Meanwhile, find a spring form pan or cupcake pans (I used a skillet), and make a crust.
- chopped pecans
- chopped almonds
- melted butter
- many packets of Splenda, maybe 10, maybe more
Mix and press into a pan.Pour in cheesecake mixture. Bake at 350 for an hour, or until firm. Chill. Serve with whipped cream. Canned whipped cream has very few carbs. Just make sure it's extra creamy, not "lite." Lite = carbs.
Or you can make your own.
Pour heavy whipping cream into the bowl of your Kitchen Aid (or use a hand mixer), add Splenda to taste and a touch of vanilla. Whip.
This is going fast. After it's gone, I'm going to experiment with key lime, fruit, and sugar free chocolate. It looks wonky, but that's what happens with edible prototypes ...I'm too busy hacking to cut a decent slice.
Back to the kitchen.