Sunday, June 12, 2011

sunday dinner

most sundays the husband and i cook dinner together and most sundays we invite andrea (my sis only lives three blocks away). we usually invite her with no expectations but she typically brings a wonderful salad to add the the deliciousness of the meal. this sunday was no exception...

andrea's summer salad did not disappoint with arugula, strawberries, walnuts, and goat cheese...all organic and we dressed it with olive oil and amazing creamed vinegar we bought in italy.

rob and i made roasted lamb for the first time... 

it was scrumptious, easy, and we have tons of left-overs. the prep time was quick so we just sat back and waited for it to cook to perfection.

we rubbed the 6lb leg of lamb with fresh lemon juice
coated it with 8 diced garlic cloves and about 3tbs chopped fresh rosemary, in the oven for 30 minutes at 400 then down to 350 for an hour. next time we will do 45 minutes (we like it a bit more rare).
we reduced the 'tid-bits' with red wine, chicken broth, extra rosemary, chives, and onions for a nice sauce before serving.

what are some of your favorite sunday dinners?


  1. Oh wow!! That is amazing and beautiful! My meals are a bit less fancy. Hahaha! Tonight we had pulled BBQ pork sandwiches. Haha!

  2. These look amazing, YUMMY! Well, I'm on a diet now, so nothing fancy :).

  3. I made this last night for the first time. It was incredible! Just needs to be paired with something very healthy to even out all the ricotta and cream.

    That balsalmic is the best thing I bought in Italy. I think I'm hooked on the good stuff...

  4. P.S. The roast and salad look amazing! When do D & I get an invite...hmmmm...?

  5. That dinner looks amazing! I haven't been bold enough to try cooking lamb but this looks delicious. I may have to give it a try soon! :)

    Stephanie (Big Mario Life)

  6. YUM!!! This looks delish! Especially the salad!