Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Two Lambs for Easter

Lamb Number One is this beautiful rack of lamb. A splurge but it was just the two of us this Easter and a ham would be too much. A leg of lamb would not be much better. But a rack -- perfect for two people. Fixed the Barefoot Contessa way with a marinade of Dijon, rosemary, garlic and a wee bit of Balsamic and then roasted at 450 for 22 minutes.
Real garlic mashed potatoes and some fresh roasted asparagus accompanied the first lamb of Easter.
The second lamb was a cake. Not made by me but bought at a bakery in the city. It came complete with decoration except for the pansy which was from the garden.
This lamb, along with the dyed eggs made the centerpiece for Easter dinner for the two of us.
And when we sat down to eat -- both lambs were on the table at the same time. Along with a bottle of Penfolds chardonnay. Husband Jim's choice to accompany the first lamb. Coffee accompanied the second one.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a lovely dinner. That cake is just the cutest thing! laurie

Deanna said...

What an awesome lamb.

Nancy Yoakum said...

That is such a cute cake, and what a lovely touch with the flower! I saw a real cute bunny cake at a bakery I was at up in Liberty...should have taken a picture for show-n-tell. I made some orange ricotta cupcakes that my co-workers will benefit from the extras!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely meal. The lamb cake brings back childhood memories.

La Bella Cooks said...

The cake is amazing! What a darling little face it has!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your lamb turned out much better than ours. We did a roast from Patricia Wells Bistro cookbook and, shame on us, overcooked it just a little. Your cake is darling.
It's so cool that we both write a food column. Seems we have a lot in common.

Carol Murdock said...

What an exquisite table setting and meal for Easter shared by two!
It rivals the tables of Natchez!
Thank you for visiting my Porch, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!
Do come back and I shall be returning here also!

Barbara said...

What a lovely Easter meal. The cake looks real fun and yummy.

Your Frittata looks good enough to eat!!
Thanks for your visit and comments.

pve design said...

Oh how lovely. I cooked a french recipe 'Gigot de Sept heures" - and it was tender and delish. I love that lamb cake - my Mom has a mold and we would make that every Easter. So fun to decorate and to eat!

Judy said...

What a nice blog you have! Your Easter dinner looks spectacular. I do lamb chops all the time for hubby and me, we love them. Thanks for visiting my blog. Would love to exchange links with you. I'll add you to my blogroll if you add me to yours. Let me know.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love rack of lamb and Ina's recipe sounds wonderful.

The cake lamb is adorable!

L Vanel said...

Very Pretty!