Trading a Leg for a Leg!
After going to a local Cash n’ Carry store (groceries & restaurant supplies), we picked up this handy “reserved” sign. And we used it for a special guest who was coming over for dinner.
We decided to take a “not-so-great” situation (bum leg) and turn it into a fun night. We’ve yet to entertain with a wheelchair in our backyard, since we’ve lived in this home. So we rallied the troops (our kids) and we all pitched in to be available and cater to our guests.
I always say, “HAVE A PLAN,” right? And of course you are all wondering what I served!
Leg of Lamb
My plan consisted of cooking a leg of lamb (birthday gift for hubby, sent by our WI friends back in June, recipe, here), and used what fruits and veggies we had in our garden. My friend Hoppi, has always told me that mustard is the secret ingredient to cooking lamb. YUM!
And who’s this crazy guy with swimming goggles on? It was my daughter’s idea to get goggles for her Dad, whose eyes were burning and crying over the potent onions! Maybe we should market these!
After dinner, we headed inside to a more relaxing environment (for Mr. Wheelchair) – that was our favorite part. Talking, sharing and loving our friendship with this special family. We’re so thankful for the recovery of our friend Jason, from his freak accident, and for the progress that he is making.
Trading a leg for a leg (bum leg for a leg of lamb) was just what the Doctor ordered!
And we were glad we made it happen. Cheers to great friends!
(Yes, our kids each had to try out the wheelchair! And what dessert did I serve? SIMPLE vanilla ice cream with strawberries on top, served with a warm Ghirardelli white chocolate sauce).
My friend Selena just wrote a beautiful post on Meals with Friends in her home. You can read about it, here.