I have gotten into the habit of cooking for the week instead of one day. Sunday is my day to cook. All the food is currently in the oven roasting away and I have settled down on a cold Denver day to a mug of strong coffee spiked with a little cardamon, cinnamon, and nutmeg. And a 55% cocoa chocolate bar with orange peel. I figured I’d share a little bit while I relax.

There is some kefta-style gyro-spiced lamb cooking. Good stuff. Lots of oregano and garlic, along with some cumin, salt, pepper, dill, lemon juice and lemon peel. I’ll mix of some tzatziki to go with it later. We have fresh mint and a gorgeous cuke just waiting for that.

EDIT: Here’s a photo with the tzatziki:

Gyro

Right next to the lamb, there is a medley of root vegetables including beets, rutabagas, turnips, a parsnip, onions, garlic and my secret spice mix all tossed with some olive oil. Beets are great, but man, they stain everything including the other vegetables. It’s kind of purpley and seasonal looking, though. And the whole thing is amazingly delicious. I know what you’re thinking: root vegetables, ewww. Trust me on this one. Try it once and you’ll want to do it over and over.

And here’s a photo:

Vegetables

Also somewhere in there is a 4-pound pork loin generously spiced with salt, pepper, garlic, dill, rosemary and thyme. It’s wrapped in apple wood-smoked bacon for the extra layer of awesome delicious goodness.

The pork didn’t turn out as pretty as the other food, but it’s just as tasty:

Pork Roast

To accompany all that is some cauliflower that I will steam up later to add some vegetables into my diet. Finally there are a couple of cans of beans to make into a salad with homemade vinaigrette. Should be a good week of feasting.

What’s on your menu?

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