With my wife out of town, the cooking is left to me. As discussed in previous posts, I am a functional cook. I know how to make a few things and would not starve left to my own devices. My wife is the artist. Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything: The Basics has recently been my go-to cookbook for learning more of the culinary fundamentals.
The standards for lamb are high at our house. Lebanese food is one of the primary influences on my wife's cooking. Bittman's recipe is simple: preheat the oven, rub the lamb chops with garlic and cook. They took a little longer than the book suggested but that is to be expected in our oven. Daughter was pleased, said it reminded her of Mama Ayesha's in DC (see this post). High praise, indeed. And really, so easy - worth remembering.