Alex Budman: Roast lamb with Meg and Ned
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Once we decided that this would be the Scrumptious St Andrews Christmas special, Megan and Ned rose to the challenge; and decided to make a wicked good Christmas feast. The menu included:
Roast leg of lamb
And for dessert… a delicious apple cobbler.
To accompany this feast, we decorated the dinning room with tesco value decorations. The overall result was a feel good atmosphere with a truly scrumptious menu.
Megan and Ned made it look easy. From preparing to serving the meal, they were never without a drink or smile, showing that cooking, even for big groups of people, can be fun and a time to try new recipes or variations of the old ones.
So if for some terrifying terrible nightmare reason, you are put in charge of your family Christmas/ Hanukkah/ festivis/ kwanza dinner, look at this video, have a sip of red wine, and remember that you can do it! Sugar and spice, you are so nice, and some culinary risks result in delicious outcomes (or disasters… either way, you can joke about it later).
Have a wonderfully scrumptious holiday! Enjoy your time away from the bubble… and see you soon!
These recipes were done without set measurements (megan and ned are that good!) .. but here is the jist. Attached are good recipes if you want a clearer description of how to exicute these delicious items.
Roast Leg of lamb
Salt and pepper
Preparation of Lamb:
Salt and pepper both sides of the lamb leg.
Cut the garlic cloves into spears.
Cut slits into the meat; insert the gartlic and rosemary (this will infuse into the meat and make it delicious!)
Slice potatoes and boil them in milk. Keep potatoes in boiling milk until they are almost soft.
In a separate pan, make the cheese sauce.
Out in cheddar cheese, Boursin cheese, extra thick double cream, and butter.
Then, the fun part, assemble! Layer the potatoes, and put the cream sauce in between each layer. On your top layer, put a thick amount of cream sauce, and top with cheddar cheese to give it a nice crust.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 360 degrees F.
Written by Alex Budman, bystander columnist