Mother's Day Lunch Menu
My husband and I are having our families (7 of us total) to our house on Sunday for a Mother's Day Lunch. I was thinking of serving a roasted leg of lamb with some roasted asparagus but I need some more sides/carbs, etc.
Any and all ideas would be much appreciated!!
Potato gratin is a wonderful side dish with lamb and the best part is that it profits from making in advance and being re-heated.
Cream of mushroom soup would be great (maybe too much if you do the gratin) this time of year with homemade chicken stock, several kinds of mushrooms, fresh & dried, and some snipped chives on top.
This is also artichoke season and hot or cold chokes with sauce would make a great appetizer salad with lamb. TJ's has 4 medium chokes for $2.99 this week, planning to make some tonight with hollandaise sauce.
I agree with iheartothippo about a soup course, but I'd suggest pea to continue your spring celebration. Frozen petit pois work great if you can't find the new crop. A little mint in it, and a tiny pile of crab in the center if you're feeling a bit extravagant.
This salad looks so lovely, but I can't believe you'd find watermellow this time of year. Maybe so, but if not, I think cantaloupe or honeydew could stand in.
Something with strawberries for dessert? Maybe just chocolate-dipped whole berries stuffed with sweetened cream cheese.
Rosemary or saffron rice. Maybe a butternut squash soup (chilled if you live somewhere warm)? I love butternut squash with just about any meat except chicken (but that's possibly because chicken is my least favorite protein anyway). And I always make roasted potatoes with parmesan too . . . if you bake them when the lamb is in the oven as well it really enhances the flavor. Good luck! Please post when you figure out your menu! I was considering cooking my mom a Mother's Day lunch when I see her, though that won't be until the weekend following Mother's Day, and ideas are always welcome :-)