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T -8 days til' Easter dinner...

chelleyd01 Mar 30, 2007 03:30 PM

Okay, Hounds, I want to have a non-ham Easter dinner. We really don't have a whole lot of tradition, other than a boatload of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. Here is what I can't pull off because someone will whine: seafood/fish, peppers, onions (unless I can mince them to nothing with my processor and cook so he can't see them) and mayo (very limited unless its in a deviled egg which he thinks is ranch dressing!!!).

What are your Easter dinners going to be? Anything I really should try? I try to do alot in advance so I am not a crazy person all weekend long.

Thanks, Hounds and have a peaceful holiday!

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    catsailor RE: chelleyd01 Mar 30, 2007 04:06 PM

    We've always liked a cold Easter dinner. Yes, we do serve a ham, but also potato salad, deviled eggs, chicken salad, olives, cold veggies, some good bread, etc.

    1. QueenB RE: chelleyd01 Mar 30, 2007 06:12 PM

      We're having turkey, stuffing, some vegetable, and strawberry cake for dessert.
      Just going to be Mr. B and I, so we're keeping it simple.

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        winebarb RE: chelleyd01 Mar 30, 2007 06:32 PM

        leg of lamb, roasted asparagus,geen beans almondine,roasted potatoes and because i'm italian a first course of some kind of pasta

        1. Emme RE: chelleyd01 Mar 30, 2007 07:21 PM

          I'd recommend doing a roasted chicken, but do yourself a favor and brine it.

          I also love the simplicity and reward of popovers (herbed or cheesy), but these really go better w/ something like pot roast or brisket. If you don't mind meat, consider doing a simple brisket studded/stuffed with garlic cloves, and surrounded with potatoes, carrots, and onions (just don't let the boy spy them!) to roast together. Serve w/ popovers and maybe creamed spinach or corn... If that's too heavy roast some asparagus and/or grean beans. Trifle (made w/ raspberry jam) or biscuits w/ stewed peaches and whipped cream for dessert or sticky toffee pudding... can you tell I'm of British descent?

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