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Recipe and Design Roasted Lamb

Prep Time: 20 minutes Other Time: 2 hours 10 minutes Yield: Makes 8 servings

Ingredients • • • • • • • • • •

1 (5-lb.) boneless leg of lamb 2  lemons, halved and divided 1/4  cup  chopped fresh oregano 2 1/2  teaspoons  salt 2  teaspoons  pepper Kitchen string 1  garlic bulb, unpeeled 1/4  cup  olive oil 1  cup  low-sodium chicken broth Garnishes: roasted garlic cloves, baby carrots, radishes, lettuce leaves

Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Unroll lamb, if necessary. Rub 1 lemon half on all sides of lamb, squeezing juice from lemon. Stir together oregano, salt, and pepper; rub on lamb. Roll up lamb, and tie with kitchen string. 2. Place lamb on a lightly greased rack in a roasting pan. Separate garlic cloves (do not peel), and place around roast. Drizzle olive oil over lamb and garlic cloves. 3. Squeeze juice from remaining 1 1/2 lemons into a bowl. Stir together juice and chicken broth; pour into roasting pan. 4. Bake at 350° for 2 hours to 2 hours and 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140° (medium) or to desired degree of doneness. Remove lamb from pan; cover with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish, if desired. Cat Cora, Cat Cora, Southern Living, APRIL 2010

All-Natural Easter Egg Dye

What You Need: • • • • • • • •

White Vinegar Coffee Grape Juice Beets Red Cabbage Orange Peel Frozen Blueberries Small Wide Mouth Mason Jars

Pink - 1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar Lavender - 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar Brown - 1 cup strong coffee and 1 tablespoon vinegar Blue - Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks. Add cabbage to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove cabbage with a slotted spoon. Bluish-Gray - Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water. Bring to room temperature. Remove blueberries. Dark Pink - Cut 1 medium beet into chunks. Add beet to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove beets. Yellow - Remove the peel from 1 orange. Add peel to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove orange peel.

Instructions: Use these all-natural dye recipes made from household ingredients to create Easter eggs in beautifully subdued shades. Leave eggs soaking in the dye in the refrigerator overnight for the richest colors. Courtesy of Better Homes and