Roasted Rack of Lamb


Most mamas get a day off from cooking on Mother’s Day. Not this one.

I was in the kitchen, as usual. Wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. OK…that’s a lie. A warm, sunny beach somewhere sounds pretty good.

One of my favorite special-occasion dishes is Roasted Rack of Lamb. I was always intimidated about preparing it because:
(a) It is crazy expensive even if you buy it from Sam’s Club or Costco.
(b) It isn’t a lot of food, so it definitely wouldn’t feed my brood.
(c) I was scared to cook it.

But I found out in culinary school just how incredibly easy it is to prepare, so scratch that off the list:
(c) I was scared to cook it.

I also learned that while Rack of Lamb is the star of the show, you serve it with a lot of other things, like rich and creamy potato dishes, so no one leaves the table hungry. Everyone gets a proper serving size (3 oz. of meat), which turns out to be 3 or 4 ribs. So scratch that off, too:
(b) It wasn’t a lot of food, so it definitely wouldn’t feed my brood.

Now, if I could figure only out a way to eliminate (a)…


I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: