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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

We're Hoping for a Lamb-like March

March is a weather predictor
Everyone has heard the 
"in like a lamb/out like a lion 
in like a lion/out like a lamb"
folklore about March

But the lion and the lamb is not the only one March is famous for --

A dry March and a wet May?
Bill barns and bays with corn and hay.

As it rains in March so it rains in June

March winds and April showers?   Bring forth May flowers.

Do you believe them?

Not to tempt fate,
but hopefully, it it is "lamblike" at Linderhof
then March will come in "like a lamb"
For by the time it's March 1
we're often tired of winter.

To insure "lambness",
we often serve lamb for March 1

Some of our favorite lamb dishes --

Rack of lamb
(a splurge)

Lamb shanks

Lamb curry
(usually made from leftover leg of lamb)

Lamb chops

French lamb stew
with lemon risotto

I have a new recipe for a long slow cooked bone in leg of lamb
That I'm really wanting to try.
Perhaps that will be our March lamb!
But it will have to be a company meal
For there's too much lamb for the two of us.

At Linderhof, anyway, March will come in like a lamb!

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.


Sarah said...

Martha, our February is ending with cold temps and strong winds, so will be interesting to see what March brings. We could use April showers. Actually we'll take the rain whatever month. It's bone dry here!
We like eating lamb here too!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I oohed and ahhed through each of these photos. If lamb is on a restaurant menu I order it because we don't have it at home. (hubby doesn't like it)
The sad part is, with all the sheep farms in Ontario, New Zealand lamb is sold at the grocer.

Bernideen said...

Your blog was one of 5 I featured this week on "Open House". Your dishes here look wonderful!

On Crooked Creek said...

Divine appeal to your Lamb dishes, dear friend!!!
Yes, March here on our side of the Prairie has come in quite calmly,too! I look forward to the change of Seasons, once again! One of the truest joys of living in Kansas is experiencing the Four Seasons...and sometimes...all in the same week!