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    Easter Menus!!!

    Charmie777
    Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:55 pm
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    Easter countdown banner





    Easter is such a special time!

    There are family gatherings!

    New Clothes!

    Easter egg hunts!

    Church services!



    And of course, the big Easter meal!!!



    When the big Easter meal is to be at your house, you spend WEEKS planning, replanning, and fine tuning!!!! Don't you? I know WildFlour and I do!!!

    What are your menu plans for Easter?? Do you do HAM? or LAMB? or FISH?
    Is your dinner sit-down fancy, or buffet-style casual?
    Do you color your eggs in creative ways? Or make your own Easter candy?


    Here are some ideas to help you get started...

    Easter Sunday Dinner by Wildflour...featuring:




    Bunny Bread W/Dip in Tummy!


    Deviled Egg Chicks!


    Kelly's Cheese Potato Casserole


    Easter! from Charmie777, featuring...


    Margee's Deviled Eggs


    Lemon Lovin' Asparagus


    Easter Story Cookies



    Last edited by Charmie777 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:50 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Charmie777
    Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:56 pm
    Forum Host
    Share your Easter menus, plans and ideas here!!!
    SarasotaCook
    Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:22 am
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    Just me and 3 friends. Low key. We will be hopefully sitting on the porch, or at least the sun room. Nothing fancy, no special table. Simple and casual. I will still have my good china out, but nothing elegant for me. I am all about casual, comfortable and easy. TV will be on or music, and everything will be relaxed here. We may fish a bit, maybe hit the pool or jacuzzi. It's FL!!

    To start ...
    Sarasota's Healthier Deviled Eggs W/Ham and Capers
    and ...
    Mediterranean steamed shrimp. My own recipe: Steamed shrimp which finishes in a marinade of sun dried tomatoes, olives, Greek seasoning, olive oil, vinegar, roasted red peppers & lemon. Served chilled.

    Leg of Lamb ...
    My own recipe again, with a marinade of red wine, garlic, rosemary, dry mustard, olive oil, and peppercorns. Marinated all day and over night, so almost 48 hours. Then roasted with onions around the side and a little broth in the pan - that's it. Not difficult, nothing special. It is good as is.

    Served with NO gravy, but a creamy mustard horseradish sauce on the side

    On the side. Minted peas, simple and easy
    Roasted asparagus with a light hollandaise sauce
    Simple scalloped potatoes (no cheese - that is not scalloped potatoes to me)

    Dessert ...
    Lemon cake with a fresh minted 3 berry sauce

    Lemon martinis and a minted mojito
    Dessert wine and a nice crisp pinot noir with dinner
    Charmie777
    Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:22 am
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    Sounds great SC!!!! I wish I could sit out with you and go fishing!!
    SarasotaCook
    Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:16 pm
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    We could make it very formal but why. It will probably be sunny and nice, so with my friends I make it casual. Even with parents - we did sit at the dining table, or on the porch, but dinner was still relaxed

    But I will make sure that the asparagus is fresh from the market; the peas also fresh; and the potatoes with a good farmers market milk. So even though it is casual, I will use the best ingredients to make sure everything is really good. For the shrimp, I picked up some colossal shrimp last week on sale. Yes, frozen but for 6.99 for colossals ... they will be great. That is when I like to spend extra for good food, but still keeping it simple.

    Welcome to come C, always extra!
    duonyte
    Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:10 pm
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    I am not sure what we are doing, but I will definitely make a stuffed egg recipe that my mother used to make. I need to measure the ingredients and post the recipe, it's not one I've seen here. Usually I make lamb but we'll see. Asparagus or whatever veggies look nice at the market.
    highcotton
    Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:17 pm
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    Ordinarily, I host all the big holiday meals. But my precious new granddaughter will only be a month old on Easter Sunday, so I'm thinking maybe we'll be traveling to them instead of them coming to us this year. icon_smile.gif

    I'll still cook, of course, to relieve DDIL of that. She'll undoubtedly contribute some dishes since she's turning into a whiz-bang in the kitchen, but she can relax and just do what she's comfortable with instead of having it all on her shoulders..

    We go all-out for Easter in terms of china/silver/crystal and my antique rabbits and flowers galore. But the menu is mostly 'picnic' food, and the ambience is totally relaxed. Hey, you're welcome to come in your Bermuda shorts. icon_smile.gif These are some of my favorite recipes for this special meal:

    Potato Salad With Chipotle Peppers(A Man's Salad)

    Roasted Asparagus

    Broccoli Salad #181

    Strawberry Cream Torte
    Charmie777
    Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:07 pm
    Forum Host
    highcotton wrote:
    Ordinarily, I host all the big holiday meals. But my precious new granddaughter will only be a month old on Easter Sunday, so I'm thinking maybe we'll be traveling to them instead of them coming to us this year. icon_smile.gif

    I'll still cook, of course, to relieve DDIL of that. She'll undoubtedly contribute some dishes since she's turning into a whiz-bang in the kitchen, but she can relax and just do what she's comfortable with instead of having it all on her shoulders..

    We go all-out for Easter in terms of china/silver/crystal and my antique rabbits and flowers galore. But the menu is mostly 'picnic' food, and the ambience is totally relaxed. Hey, you're welcome to come in your Bermuda shorts. icon_smile.gif These are some of my favorite recipes for this special meal:

    Potato Salad With Chipotle Peppers(A Man's Salad)

    Roasted Asparagus

    Broccoli Salad #181

    Strawberry Cream Torte

    Broccoli Salad #181 sounds fantastic! Enjoy your grandbaby!
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:59 pm
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    I am still planning and I am not sure what some of the dishes will be. I am trying to keep it simple. I'll be filling in the blanks. But so far......

    Bloody Mary Ala Ina Garten
    Beer & Wine
    Soda for the kids

    My 2 Sisters & SIL bringing:
    Deviled eggs
    Crudite Patter with Gramma G's Blue Cheese Spread
    Fruits Salad or Platter
    Dinner Salad
    Some Side TBD
    Whipped Garlic Red Potatoes
    Baked Mac & Cheese W/ Gouda for the picky kiddies

    Roast Beef Tenderloin With Red Wine & Shallot Sauce I do not follow this exact recipe for the beef tenderolin but I love the shallot sauce.

    Lemon Curd and Berry Trifle
    Lemony Sunshine Cupcakes
    Charmie777
    Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:37 pm
    Forum Host
    I am not hosting Easter this year and I've been asked to bring a vegetable side dish and a dessert. Looking at all these menus to get some good ideas!
    Charmie777
    Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:39 pm
    Forum Host
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour wrote:
    I am still planning and I am not sure what some of the dishes will be. I am trying to keep it simple. I'll be filling in the blanks. But so far......

    Bloody Mary Ala Ina Garten
    Beer & Wine
    Soda for the kids

    My 2 Sisters & SIL bringing:
    Deviled eggs
    Crudite Patter with Gramma G's Blue Cheese Spread
    Fruits Salad or Platter
    Dinner Salad
    Some Side TBD
    Whipped Garlic Red Potatoes
    Baked Mac & Cheese W/ Gouda for the picky kiddies

    Roast Beef Tenderloin With Red Wine & Shallot Sauce I do not follow this exact recipe for the beef tenderolin but I love the shallot sauce.

    Lemon Curd and Berry Trifle
    Lemony Sunshine Cupcakes

    mmmm Lemon Curd and Berry Trifle sounds divine!!!
    Your whole menu sounds great!
    2ChinaGirls
    Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:47 pm
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    Still a work in progress...number attending will be anywhere from 9 to 15. We are also very informal, much to the horror of my 85 year old mother. The menu is fluid right now, but I don't expect many changes to what we have already, probably just additions.

    Beverages: white wine, red wine, beer

    Appetizers: a work in progress. DH and I both agree that we will NOT ask my sister to bring appetizers since we get the SAME two items at every event and we cannot face them one more time!

    Main: baked ham; will probably make a couple of sauces to go with...Any sugggestions?

    Ina Garten's fennel and potato gratin; super simple; mix sauteed onion and fennel with thin sliced yukon golds; add in heavy cream and grated gruyere and bake for 90 mins...amazing!

    Green beans; fresh, quickly blanched; cook off some diced pancetta; in the drippings add shallot and garlic and probably balsamic vinegar; add back the beans and toss quickly.

    Green salad with dried cranberries, sliced almonds and various other veggies; tossed with the eater's dressing of choice

    Maybe some small rolls if someone would rather make a small sandwich with the ham.

    Dessert will be store bought since my mom insists on bringing something and she is no longer capable of cooking.
    SarasotaCook
    Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:50 pm
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    Some fantastic menus!
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