TUESDAY NIGHT SUPPER WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY:
Supper was devoured and the family, with appetite repleted,
headed back to my brother's house for the night. The dishwasher is slaving
on the first load, and I can sit back with a final cup of coffee. Going
back over the menu posted earlier:
I took the shoulder of lamb out of the marinate, coated
it with whole grain dijon mustard and crushed mixed peppercorns. At 4:30,
I started the roast with the oven at 400F for half an hour. Then I poured
the reserved marinate over the lamb, covered it with foil and reduced the
heat to 300F. until 6 o'clock. The garlic bread went into the oven while
the lamb rested under foil.
While waiting for supper, everyone munched on the summer
rolls I had made in the afternoon with Chinese mushrooms, bean sprouts,
bean thread, carrots, cilantro, and shrimp.