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A Mother’s Day Dinner to Bring Smiles!

Most of us, including our mothers, love roast leg of lamb. But many are intimidated by cooking this delicious dish. In fact, it’s very easy, takes you very little actual time, although there’s a good deal of time that it spends in the oven. Anyway, here’s how:

2-1/2 to 3 lb. leg of lamb

One or two bulbs of garlic
A good handful of fresh rosemary
1 or 2 Myer lemons and EVOO

Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees

Take a half dozen cloves of garlic, peeled, and slice each into two or three slices.

Strip as much of the leaves of rosemary off the stems as you can.

While the oven is heating, cut slits about an inch deep every couple of inches all over the lamb. Then, into each slit, put a slice of garlic and as much rosemary as you can squeeze into the slits.

Rub the whole roast with a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil.

Place on rack in roasting pan and put in oven for about an hour and a half for medium rare lamb. Check temperature with an instant read thermometer. It should be about 145 degrees for medium.

If you’d like, you can add some potatoes, carrots and onions to the bottom of the roasting pan, giving you a complete meal with your leg of lamb surrounded by the vegetables.

When you take the roast out of the oven, be sure to cover it with aluminum foil and let it stand for at least 30 minutes to reabsorb its juices.

A perfect appetizer for this would be a shrimp cocktail, and dessert could be lemon or lime sherbet surrounded by fresh strawberries or blueberries…or both!

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It’s Time to Celebrate National Margarita Day!

No one knows just who made the first Margarita, but we do know that they originated in the 1940’s and rapidly became one of the most popular cocktails in America.  So tomorrow, Feb. 22 is the time to drink a Margarita toast the day.

Herewith, a couple of versions of the drink for your enjoyment:

SauzaR Gold Margarita
Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts SauzaR Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part John Dekuyper & SonsT O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
Ice, salt and orange for serving

Classic Margarita

2 ounces tequila made from 100 percent agave, preferably reposado or blanco

  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt for garnish
  • Mix together over ice.

 Moisten rim of glass with lime juice. Dip into salt. Gentlely pour cocktail into glass and drink!

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Preparation

Combine tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Moisten rim of Margarita or other cocktail glass with lime juice or water. Holding glass upside down, dip rim into salt. Shake and strain drink into glass and serve.

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Sweets for Your Sweetie tomorrow!

Here are a couple of loving cocktails to fix for your sweetheart tomorrow evening:

Spicy Romance

1 1/2 parts Black Cherry Vodka
3/4 part DeKuyper  Orange Liqueur
3/4 part Fresh Pomegranate juice
1/2 part Lime juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
Dash of Angostura Bitters

Shake all with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.  For a little more
romance, add a splash of Champagne.  Garnish with a thin sliced lime wheel
floating on top.

Amore

2 parts  Vodka
1 part tonic water
1 part peach juice

Mix ingredients, pour over ice,  and garnish with raspberries & sugar.

 

 

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Valentine’s Shopping with Appetizers !

Thur, Feb 7,  5-8PM,  is a chance for you guys to get a Valentine gift for your sweetheart.  Steel Magnolia’s Antiques Mall  says they have              – “What  A Girl Wants ! ”  Valentines Day Special Shopping, Open House with complimentary appetizers  800 Habersham (Corner of Gwinnett) Savannah GA 31401, www.stealmagnolias.com

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Valentine Chocolate at The Mansion

If you love chocolate and you love Valentine’s Day, “A Night of Chocolate at the Mansion” should give you a bit of heaven on that sweet day.  There will be plenty of hors d’oeuvres both light and heavy, music and of course, a bar, with chocolate flowing all night long.  A joint project of The Mansion and River Street Sweets, the evening will begin at 7 pm at The Mansion on Forsyth Park; cost of $50 per person or $90 per couple.  So bring your sweetheart or maybe meet one there, but have a wonderfully chocolatey Valentine’s !

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Papillot closed for three weeks

Chef Herve and Ann-Marie are off  to his native France for a three- week vacation.  “I’m counting the minutes and seconds till we leave,” said Ann-Marie a few days ago.  We wish them a wonderful time, a wonderfully happy new year!  And we at Savannahbest are counting the minutes and seconds until Papillot’s re-opening on the 23rd of January!

 

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For a super lucky year!

In most of the world, there are special dishes to eat on the first day of the New Year, which are said to bring good fortune in the 12 months ahead.  And in a great deal of the America, this food is some form of beans, greens and pork.  The beans are said to bring luck, the pork to give you health, and the greens to offer money.

 

Beans and Greens for New Year’s Day

 

Kielbasa, Chorizo, or Andouille sausage.  1 whole sausage, cut in pieces

Beans – 1 can each  black eyed peas, lentils, red kidney beans

 

Greens –  2 large bags frozen mixed greens

 

1 quart each beef broth and chicken broth

 

1 or 2 lg. cloves garlic

 

1 med. Sized onion, halved

 

Directions:   The sausages are usually sold fully cooked. If not, after cutting them up, microwave till close to fully cooked.  Cut sausage into one or two-bite pieces. Place in large soup pot. Add beans, greens, broth, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for an hour.  Enjoy a wonderfully lucky year filled with good fortune, health and wealth!

Will serve 6 hungry people.

Note:  I use three kinds of beans because each was the favored one in one of the places I’ve lived—Red kidney beans in New England, Lentils in Italy, and Black Eyed Peas here in the South.  But obviously, you can use any or some or all of them as you wish.

 

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