It’s Valentine’s Day and we gave up going out to celebrate years ago. The food is usually mediocre, even the best restaurants go off menu and over book. It’s a nightmare. We’ll have a low-key, peaceful dinner at home with Grilled Lamb Chops.
I marinated the chops in olive oil, with a generous dollop of Dijon mustard, a splash of balsamic vinegar, a handful of roughly chopped garlic, a couple of branches of minced rosemary, salt and pepper. I’ll grill these to medium rare.
On the side we’re’ having sweet potatoes with goat cheese and creamed spinach. I’ve prepped both ahead so all I have to do is heat them through before serving to keep the cleanup minimal. After all, cleaning the kitchen isn’t very romantic!
Eric won’t get home until 8pm and having the prep work done in advance and the grill preheated means I can have dinner ready in 15 minutes. While the chops are on the grill, I’ll reheat the sweet potatoes and spinach and we’ll be eating at 8:05.
Happy Valentine’s Day!