Saturday night – 04/25/2015

Smaller than usual gathering this week with one family away.

Menu
Braised lamb shank with cardamon and orange
Risotto
Carrots and fennel with warm spices
Homemade Focaccia

Lemon Squares

Notes
8 gathered for dinner this week (7 adults; 1 kids).

The recipe I used for the lamb called for a 2 hour cooking time. Sadly that wasn’t sufficient to get the meat to pull apart tender. I used the pressure cooker with 2 shanks at a time (with about a cup of the braising liquid); 15 minutes under pressure seemed to complete the task. I may try to make a smaller version of the recipe with just the pressure cooker. We like the flavors a lot.

Ted made the risotto, he with the patience to stir and stir and stir. He also made the focaccia, a no-kneed variety that rose very high in the oven. Very tasty.

I made the lemon squares using a couple of different recipes as guides. The base to filling ratio was a bit off however they tasted great.

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