So I studied up.
I rubbed on herbs and poked in garlic slivers, mostly following Simply in Season.
When we came home from church, the house smelled wonderful. . . but the lamb was rather rare for my liking. It was, thankfully, tender and flavorful.
I served it with mint jelly made specifically for this purpose; I was not a fan of the flavors together, but my husband and kids really liked it. In fact, I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with the rest of that mint jelly. Can't face it on toast in the morning or with peanut butter. . .
roast leg of lamb
baked potatoes with butter
steamed spinach with butter and lemon
Friday:put lamb in fridge to thaw
bring mint jelly up from basement - so pretty
rub lamb, set on timed bake
wash potatoes, place in oven as well
wash and steam spinach
light candles because these are the dark days (I love that phrase, "dark days")
I divided the leftovers for the freezer in three ways: one bag of meat chunks, another bag of meat chunks plus a little bag of pan drippings (I'm thinking shepherd's pie), and the meaty bone for soup.
Specifically, dark days ingredients, all local and where noted, organic: organic leg of lamb, organic garlic, organic potatoes, homemade mint jelly, spinach, butter