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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Baaah Baaah...NOT black sheep!

OK, all you foodies that are carnivores! 'Ewe' ready to celebrate a meat day? One that smells and tastes succulent, mild, flavorful, especially when roasted?

Today is...

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Lamb. You either love it or hate it. With its distinctive flavor, for many it is an acquired taste. It is a versatile dish—chops, gyro meat, or even lamb shanks, with the most popular being leg of lamb. You can cook lamb a variety of different ways, but roasting is one of the most popular methods. This dish pairs beautifully with seasonings like rosemary, oregano, thyme, or lemon zest. For something extra special, a stuffed leg of lamb shines in the spotlight with a succulent sauce served on top being the 'icing on the cake'! Carrots, roasted potatoes, and green vegetables are excellent accompaniments.

Research has not revealed the creator of National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, an “unofficial” National holiday. To celebrate National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, cook up a traditional roast dinner tonight with lamb as the main course. Bon app├ętit!

Lamb vs. Mutton...

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At one point in time they were pretty much considered the same. The history of the people using the words often portrayed the only difference. The peasants of German descent used the word "lamb", whereas for the aristocratic French, it was "mutton".

Most of us use the two terms to describe two totally different types of meat. Although both lamb and mutton come from sheep, the major difference is the age of the animal. Lamb is the meat from a sheep that is less than a year old, mutton usually after the age of two. The meat from a lamb is generally milder and tenderer, whereas mutton coming from an older sheep tends to be gamier and tougher. 

A Bit of Lamb History...

People have been eating lamb for more than 10,000 years. During the Middle Ages, farmers learned that sheep were the most productive livestock. These animals supplied wool for clothing, skins for parchment, milk for butter and cheese, and hearty flavorful meat.

 Baaah Baaah...NOT black sheep!

 How will you celebrate National Roast Leg of Lamb Day?

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