Slowly roasted lamb bones
Slowly roasted lamb bones fill my flat with deep rich aromas that can only come when there is a good amount of fat with muscle and bone.
- 800 grams Lamb bones
- Potato Sliced
- Celery Sliced
- Onion Sliced
- Carrot Sliced
- Worcestershire sauce
- Garlic powder
- Dried black peppercorns
- 1 packet Microwave mashed potato
- 1 cup Gravox gravy
- 1 cup Frozen peas and corn
- 1 cup White wine
Turn on the oven and set it to 150 °C
In a heavy baking tray add sliced onion, potato, carrot and celery
Lay the meat over the vegetables
Splash in the Worcestershire sauce and the wine and add the peppercorns and garlic powder
Cover with two layers of aluminium foil and then place into the oven for at least four hours
After four hours remove the aluminium foil and put the baking tray back into the oven with the heat turned up to 200 °C to get juices reduced
After 30 minutes remove the baking tray and allow the meat to rest for 15 minutes
Prepare the mashed potato and gravy as per the packet instructions
Cook the frozen vegetables in the microwave oven
Plate up and shoot a photograph
Eat the meal and then wash the dishes
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If you don't want your living area filled with the aromas of slowly cooked lamb fat, open your windows, but I think you're missing out.
Lamb bones vacuum packed
Lamb bones ready for the oven
Lamb bones out of the oven
Questions and answers
Why lamb bones?
Why packet mashed potato?
It’s like microwave rice, it’s quick, easy and convenient. It doesn’t taste too bad either.
Is there anything else?
Well yes. I’ve been noticing some strange online behaviour here with odd comments. Basically spam but not in the usual spam structure. No links and no abuse, but the comments seemed to be from random people who I had not reached out to and who didn’t seem engaged with the blog. When I saw it I would remove it. I thought the safest thing to do would be to moderate all comments so I had a greater level of control.
Of more concern, I’ve also had a sort of reverse problem with some good (online) friends not being able to comment and their words ending up in my spam folders. I hope by increasing the control I have over comments, this problem will be ameliorated.
This raises the issue of online trolls. I’ve been really fortunate that I can count on the number of fingers of one hand the number of times I’ve been trolled on my personal sites (including Medical Fun Facts). On the other hand, from time to time at work, I get abusive messages but that’s very different. Friends who keep an eye open for me have sent some interesting screenshots from various social media accounts. It would be inappropriate to describe these in any detail here but it’s one of the reasons why I try to be polite, friendly and courteous here. There are a few safe spaces where I can be more myself online and in those forums, it is nice to be amongst like-minded people.
When online, I usually write with trolls in mind. I’m not wanting to be controversial and if I have anything controversial to write I’ll try to couch it carefully. Even on my Medical Fun Facts blog/podcast/YouTube when I’m a bit out there, e.g., I have a strong position in favour of conventional medicine including vaccination, I try to make sure I’m on solid ground.
It remains a constant problem and what I don’t get is with good anti-spam products like Akismet, why do spammers bother. Unlike the tasty canned pork product, I hate online spam, especially now malware and ransomware are becoming more common.
If anyone has ever sent me an e-mail and I’ve not responded, I’m sorry. Unless I know you, I’ll probably delete the e-mail.
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