Saturday, March 11, 2017: Dinner No. 80: Dessert First! With Rack of Lamb, Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Veggies.
March 12th, 2017 by Kate

Alex is making dinner so I (Max) made dessert before hand, and I so want to eat it now.  I made a Bouche Noel (yes I know it’s not Christmas, but we didn’t make this at Christmas and I have been craving it ever since). It is actually pretty simple: 1) make vanilla sponge cake; 2) let cool; 3) make chocolate butter frosting; 4) frost cake and use fork to make frosting look like bark and 5) EAT! The only problem is that I have to wait to eat it until after dinner. Here is the final product…can’t wait to try it!

20170311_174436(0)  yuletide log

And here are the steps for making the yuletide log.

  1. separate 4 eggs
  2. beat egg whites with sugar
  3. whisk egg yolks with vanilla
  4. gently incorporate yolks into beaten egg whites
  5. mix flour/salt/corn starch together
  6. sprinkle flour mix on top of egg mix and fold
  7. bake, let cool and frost.
  8. the frosting recipe is secret (but has a lot of butter!)

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So I (Alex) was in charge of the rest of dinner (dessert was pretty amazing, I have to say:) but my lamb was pretty good too!


For the rack of lamb, I (Alex) first made a simple marinade of chopped garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper and olive oil.  I let the lamb marinade in that for 2 hours. Then I covered the bones with aluminum foil and cooked them at high heat (400 degrees) for about 10 minutes, and then 300 degrees for another 10 minutes.  Then I let them rest for 10 minutes.

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For the mashed potatoes, mom and I peeled a bunch of yukon gold potatoes, boiled them and then mashed them with LOTS of butter.  They were delicious!

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Finally for the roasted vegetables, I cleaned and quartered brussel sprouts and asparagus and drizzled them with olive oil and salt and pepper.  I roasted them before I cooked the lamb and then just heated them up again right before serving.

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