Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Welcome Dinner

Okay, I splurged. My Beloved was headed home from four days on the east coast with daughter Sarah and her little family - when I saw the beautiful lamb chops, I couldn't resist. He's a sucker for lamb chops.

Fresh asparagus - oh, yeah. Gotta do it at this time of year, so precious and so brief is the season. And a nice little roasted spud, another favorite of his. But, how to make the whole meal just a bit more special?

Cookiecrumb had made an interesting soup that I read about on her blog that weekend, and somehow it hit a live switch. It seemed a little like tzatziki, what with the creamy buttermilk base and cucumbers - and what's better with lamb than tzatziki? Nuttin', that's what.

Tzatziki recipes read a little like the ingredients for a facial mask - cucumbers, yogurt, lemon juice - and it might just work on my growing network of wrinkles but, for now, I was thinking sauce rather than night cream. I made Kalyn's recipe for tzatziki because she claims it's the world's best, except instead of either dill or mint, I used both. It was splendid, really splendid with the lamb. The tart of the yogurt was perfect with the richness of the chops. I like to think it was like giving myself a facial from the inside out. My Beloved was in lamb chop heaven.

When your sweetie has been away for even an overnight, it's heartwarming to greet him at the door with a big hug and a smooch, for the dog to twirl and wag with delight and for dinner that night to be something really special. Maybe it's pandering to his male ego and, as a liberated woman of the 21st century, I should expect him to make dinner but I guess I'm a retrograde softie. Just glad he's home.




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Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

I LOVE Tzatziki. And, if you want to have some fun, make it then drain it overnight. You can roll little balls of it to spread on crispy bread.
That looks like a wonderful, wonderful welcome home darling dinner :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Flattered to be an inspiration. I adore the idea of using both dill and mint with your lamb. Though I've never been a lamb with mint type (wouldn't you know it?).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  
Blogger namastenancy said...

You know you are a die-hard food blogger when the ingredients for tzatziki remind you of a food mask.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

BTW, I liked yor remark about "facial mask." Reminded me a bit of:

- Took it from "beauty product" (I mean, come on! Buttermilk, cucumber and pear?) to "food." -

Sound familiar? Thought so. :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Ms. Mouse, gonna try that spreadable idea - interesting!

Cookiecrumb, I have never liked the mint _jelly_ - ugh, but fresh mint? Bring it!

Nancy, turns out that idea is not original to me. I plagiarized. See Cookiecrumb's next comment.

Cookiecrumb, I owe you an apology. I had an idea as I wrote those words that that image came from you - even opened up a new browser window and went back to double check the post on the soup, thinking it was there, but didn't find it. I didn't think to go back in the comments to the post you commented about (which I did read that day!) and forgot that's where the idea was lurking. Mea culpa! I cheerfully plagiarize but I usually do give credit where it's due.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

You didn't need to pull down your remark! No frosty feelings, honey. Just proud to be your little suggestion box.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  
Blogger Greg said...

I second the emotion about tzatziki..What a wondeful way to be welcomed home.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, I'm glad to have that endorsement from a fellow guy. ;-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, I should pay more attention to that little voice that says, "That's too clever for you to have thought up! Musta been CC."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  

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