My boyfriend and I tried something new this past week. My mother graciously gave us some locally raised lamb chops that I cooked up and served with my community garden haul. I had never made any type of lamb before but since they were in steak form, I cooked them like beef steaks; I fried them in our amazing cast iron skillet with butter, salt, and pepper.
Holy lamb, they were delicious. It is definitely a unique flavor but absolutely tasty. I definitely recommend snagging a few from your local farmer if you have the chance.
Earlier in the week my BF had made a medley of roasted duck and vegetables that were delicious! Duck is also a unique flavor, one that most people actually don't like. It's pretty "game-y" and I think you definitely either like it or hate it. Luckily I really like it. And I love dishes that require minimal work and dishes and that was one, just chop everything up and mix it with your oil and seasoning of choice and throw it in the oven!
These two dishes lasted us for the week and cost us basically nothing. The lamb was gifted to us and the duck was hunted ourselves. The vegetables came from the community garden and just cost my time (worth it!). So the sum total of this week's dinners I'm saying is $0. Win!