I love the turkey. I look forward to it all year. But, the truth is Thanksgiving isn’t just about Thursday. It’s about eating extremely well from Tuesday to Sunday (oh right, and being grateful for our blessings). I’m all about the open faced turkey sandwich with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce for lunch Friday and Saturday, but that still leaves several meals available for good stuff. So in no particular order, here’s a list of the top 5 non-Turkey meals that will impress your mother-in-law, while not taking seven hours to prepare. And by non-Turkey meals, I mean meals featuring Lava Lake Lamb.

1) Grilled Lamb Chops with Curried Couscous & Zucchini Raita (Replace Shoulder Chops with Loin Chops)

2) Grilled Lemongrass Lamb Chops with Herbs (Loin Chops)

3) Mustard and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb (Rack)

4) Ketchum Grill’s Lamb and Wild Rice Meatballs (Ground)

5) CK’s Spicy Lamb Vietnamese Salad (Ground)