Chinasa, a friend of mine, heard that I sometimes make 3-course meals for my friends. She told me I was her friend and therefore, she was entitled to her own special 3-course meal – as a special friend🙄. After much back and forth, I realised she was right, and decided to make her an easy recipe. I of course warned her that she would be fed to insanity but as usual, she didn’t believe me.
After much back and forth, I realised she was right, and decided to make her a 3-course meal. I of course warned her that she would be fed to insanity but as usual, she didn’t believe me.
One of the reasons I love Chinasa is because of her adventurous spirit. She is always ready to try new things. So it was not an issue when I told her what I had planned to prepare and she readily agreed to it.
I started with Shepard’s pie. It is really easy to prepare and I had made it before. Its basically mashed potatoes and fried veggies with your choice of protein. In my case, I used beef. This whole package is then baked under high heat, with the mashed potatoes acting as a blanket over the fried beef veggie.
Chinasa is a smart girl. She didn’t take too much of it for she knew that more was coming. She was right as the main course came immediately after.
I got myself lamb shoulders, I soaked it in brine for about two days and smoked it for up to 9 hours. At the 8th hour, I put some herbal plants in the charcoal to make the meat more gamy. I didn’t end there, I then grilled the lamb with spices and herbs for another 30 minutes. The aroma alone was memorising, not to talk of the taste.
I chopped the lamb shoulders into little pieces. I didn’t know I could chop meat up to the point where I could remove flesh from bones. I guess the meat was just too tender.
I decided to have the meat with ramen. Chinasa had never tried ramen before, so I wanted to give her a taste of Japan. I sadly didn’t totally achieve that because one of the main stuff in ramen is eggs. I don’t let eggs, I just cant stand the smell. I didn’t tell her though. What Chinasa doesn’t know….
Chinasa was bloated at this point but she was strong enough to move on; brave girl. I brought out the dessert and she almost died. I made plan vanilla cake and used whipped cream as the frosting.
It wasn’t just any kind of frosting. I blended some Oreo biscuits and incorporated it into the whipped cream.
My record sill holds. I fed someone, the person enjoyed the meals and left my house bloated. What an awesome day.