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Lamb stew. Yeah. Uh. Kind of. But not quite.
This month's FFwD have been kind of rough. Now, the asparagus and bacon - we were cool with each other. The sardines and coconut... Well. Let's not talk about those, shall we?
But there was no way I was going to pass off a lamb stew in my house - even if I used trickery. It's a sad day when trickery isn't even going to fly.
I don't know if it's just me or not, but this is what pops into my head when I hear the word "lamb"
Yeah, I know. I know. Try getting that out of your head now... Or don't try - because trying only makes it worse.
So we went a slightly different direction - the bovine direction.
You have to understand.
You see, we kind of live surrounded by farm country. Depending on which way I drive to work I pass anywhere between five and twenty (or more) farms. For real.
One of the farms we regularly drive by is a sheep farm. Like multiple times a week. And in the spring, they have these cute little lambs frolicking amidst all the other sheep. They are so tiny and adorable. They are not for dinner; they are for romping around the field and being cute.
Don't get me started, okay?
So we used a chuck roast and lots and lots of vegetables.
Vegetables don't have cute eyes that make your heart melt - unless you leave your potatoes in the pantry for too long - but those eyes are not cute. They're just kind of creepy. Sometimes, I think they blink. Which is super creepy.
I think it's safe to say that vegetables + eyes is not a good thing unless you are planting a garden...
I couldn't find any turnips, so I used parsnips instead. And in lieu of buying a bag of carrots, I threw in a bunch of kale in a fridge cleaning moment. And while I am sure you understand the turnip - parsnip connection, you are probably somewhat confused by the kale - carrot relationship. Don't spend too much time trying to figure it out. It was a random decision. No logic need apply.
So let's recap, other than the lamb, carrots and turnips, I totally almost followed the directions.
It is the thought that counts, right?
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