1 Pot Magic: Lamb with Orzo

1 Pot Magic: Braised Lamb with Orzo

When my mother gave birth to me, her first baby, at the young age of 24, my maternal grandparents hired a baby nurse to help her and my father navigate the first weeks of caring for a newborn. The nurse was a robust and bossy Greek woman. She taught my mother how to diaper and feed me, helped my nervous father with my first bath, and chastised my parents for letting our family dog “get to know me” by sniffing and licking my days-old cheeks. She also prepared meals for our small family, and she became an indispensable part of my first few weeks, leaving my parents with a newfound confidence about life. Although many details of those weeks have faded from memory, her legacy lives on with a recipe she gave my mother that I still use today. Continue reading “1 Pot Magic: Lamb with Orzo”