Godd bless Auntie Jean and her ilk. Most families have got one, you know, the Auntie in her mid eighties that still treats you like you are 12, but in a good way. Last weekend, Furry caught up with Auntie Jean and despite being on a pension, you NEVER leave Auntie Jean's house without some scones, or some fruit, or a sponge. We've had to pat each other down, leaving her house before, as the odd twenty dollar bill sometimes find its way into your handbag or back pocket.
The kids, all 5 of them, get a Hallmark card with a twenty in it each birthday, and we get a hundred in the Xmas card to buy then all something at Silly Season.
So, it wasn't unusual to see Furry stumbling up the drive way with a huge porto-cooler bag last Sunday.
In it was simply, the BEST lamb I've ever tasted.
Auntie Jean gets her lamb delivered to her door, from Rutherglen Lamb, and with all this talk of SOLE food, it fits the bill perfectly. You get a minimum weight of 12kgs delivered for $205. And this can be cut in various ways, the Roast Pack, the Cook's Choice... that sort of thing.
Each pack contains a whole lamb fully boned and each product is vacuum packed and labelled for your convenience. It can be frozen to extend shelf life.
The property of origin of each lamb is identified in your carton. Specially trained butchers at the Finer Food Pantry in Wangaratta and our carefully selected contractors carry out all processing and delivery in strict accordance with State and Federal food handling requirements
They also provide milk-fed lamb for the restaurant trade, Darren Daley (Sud), Sean Duggan (All Saint's) and Nicky Reimer (Bottega) being fans.
The first thing I noticed was the lack of lamb "smell", and after the Great Curly Tailed Chop Vom of Pregnancy No. 2, this is a VERY good thing, and one of the main reasons we don't eat a lot of lamb.
I marinated the cutlets in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and some tandoori spice mix and pan fried them for about 2 mins a side and served them on a salad of cos, tommies, cukes and raita.
And sat back and watched our brand spanking new copy of "Long Way Down"