I can't remember the last time I had a roast of lamb. In the late '60's lamb was very cheap in New Zealand. In fact we bought a deep freezer as it did not cost much more to buy a whole side of lamb compared to just a leg. It was the poor man's food.
Not sure when everything changed but things have been reversed and lamb has been expensive and chicken which used to be a special meal is now much cheaper.
So I was thrilled when I saw legs of lamb on special for $10.00 a kg. I asked the kind man in the butchery department whether he would be willing to cut one in half for me which he did giving me two small roasts - one about a kilogram and the shank part slightly larger.
I roasted the smaller joint earlier in the week and last night roasted the shank end and shared it with a friend. It was delicious. The photo comes via Cro (who co-incidentally posted on lamb recently) as I completely forgot to take a photo.