Ingredient: Thyme


Cabbage Roll Casserole

Nan’s famous cabbage roll recipe with a few tweaks for modern day convenience. Adapted from the “Taste of Home” magazine, this one fuses lasagna with galumpkis in a satisfying way! The non-cabbage lovers in my household can’t resist it… A can of Campbells tomato soup is one of Nan’s secret ingredients, and doesn’t live on the “Staples” list in Veggiescope so you’ll have to make a trip to the grocery store, but I’m willing to bet it’s good without it, too.


Roasted Turnips

Don’t fear the turnip! This is a great side for all kinds of savory dishes. If making this during the fall season, toss a crisp diced apple into turnips during the last 5 minutes of cooking for a welcome sweet crunch. If it’s the summer season, forego the apple and use the thyme.


Ham Hocks and Collard Greens

I concede that slow cooking collard greens next to a piece of meat for hours is an amazingly delicious way to enjoy them, and totally worth the time involved. A side product is a soup base for other recipes, so it’s like preparing two meals in one! Kale, Chard, or Mustard greens (or any combo therein) can easily stand in for the collards.


Pot Roast

Pot roast is a great way to use chuck roast or another large lean cut. You can toss all the ingredients into a slow cooker and have something good, or you can take these extra steps and make it great. It’s a flexible recipe, just the way we like it! Potatoes can be added, different herbs and spices, make it your own!


Lamb Stock

Lamb rib racks are great. They are inexpensive, and make a wonderful stock for other recipes. The stock is not gamey and is a great substitute for beef stock (even preferred to beef stock as it is so flavorful). This post talk you through making an easy slow cooker stock with lamb rib racks, with a link to an Irish lamb stew to make with it.


Irish Lamb Stew

This one was a great use of lamb stew meat, adapted from Irma Rombauer’s classic The Joy of Cooking. The use of potatoes as s thickener for the stew is brilliant. We all loved it at Sunday Dinner, even the non-lamb-lovers at the table! Also included is a link for whole wheat biscuits, which I highly recommend as an accompaniment to this stew.


Beef Shank Osso Bucco

This one fro Just A Pinch was tested and shared by Fellow Springdellian Pam H. and certified delicious. Pam advocates for a bouquet garni in cheesecloth or a tea ball so as not to have to pick the rosemary needles out of your teeth along the way. Try this one today!


Alton Brown’s Shepherds Pie

Tested and approved by fellow Springdellian Holly F, this recipe differs from Gordon Ramsay’s just a bit, and includes the addition of corn and peas. If you have peas and corn in season or in your chest freezer, try this one! If not, perhaps go with Chef Ramsay’s. Either way, shepherd’s pie is a great way to enjoy your lamb!


Gordon Ramsay’s Shepherds Pie with Ground Lamb

This is a great one for those that are unsure of lamb. The recipe can be easily halved.


Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Locally sourced beef bones make for a great broth, which in turn makes for a great stew! Carrot and/or rutabaga can be used in this dish. This is a great one for using some of your fall celery and summer parsley as well. Try it with gluten-free potato squash dumplings, or the traditional kind. Allow yourself time for this one, you’re slow cooker will do the work but if you’re patient, it’ll be worth it!


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