Goat Chops

Goat Chops

Have you ever told someone they are going to have goat chops for dinner and then watched their reaction?

“Goat Chops?   … uh… Goat?  Chops?”

Yes, that is how the sister missionaries reacted when I told them we had a surprise for dinner.  They wanted to know what the surprise was, so I told them a few hours in advance.   Goat chops.

Speaking of goat chops, they are quite good.  I’d classify it as having a texture like beef (a little more tender) and a mild beef-like flavor.  I like them.  I’m ready to try a different cut of goat now.

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Goat Chops

In church today Elder Clay came to our sacrament meeting.  I think this was a surprise visit from our area authority.  It was high council Sunday so the two high councilors talked, and then Elder Clay talked.

Elder Clay talked about people being called to callings in order to prepare them for greater things.  He mentioned counselors in bishoprics and presidencies where the people called have great potential.

Elizabethe stayed home today because of a headache.  She was just waking when I came home from church, but still had a headache.

We both enjoyed a nap and then it was time to get up and begin preparing dinner for the sister missionaries.  Since none of us had eaten goat before, I think everyone, especially Elizabethe, were anxious about eating goat.

What do you do if you don’t like it?

I heavily marinated them in olive oil, garlic, thyme, lemon peel, pepper and salt.  I figured if they had a strong flavor, these herbs would mask it.

Turns out goat is a very mild flavor.  In fact, the thyme nearly overpowered the meat.  In any event, it is something we would all eat again.