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Easter Menus, y'all!

So I have been informed:

Ham
5 Cup Salad (something with cool whip, fruit and things like that, bleh)
Mashed Potatoes and Extremely Salty Gravy
Green Salad
Rolls

I get to bring something to go with, something vegetarian. Probably some sort of vegetable side? (No asparagus or mushrooms).

Ideas?

What are you guys making?

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  1. im assuming the ham thru the rolls is whats already taken?

    and you need ideas?

    and im assuming with the y'all your going southern menu?

    u need mac and cheese...a good homemade one..
    sweet potato...either baked with butter and c/bs...or casserole..
    cornbread..
    call me old fashioned...but i like green bean casserole...
    and dressing

    dessert? pie? or a crumble of some sort?

    i also like to make my g'mas cucumber salad...

        1. re: MellieMag

          OK, When I first read this I exclaimed, "YUCK!"

          Then I googled it and quickly became intrigued -- just the type of off the wall dish I'd like to try out on my in-laws (of which my MIL is a very good cook with a great palate).

          So I cooked it, using tips from online comments to reduce the sugar by half, and to use one can cubed and one can crushed pineapple. So, 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup flour, both can contents (drained) and 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese. Tossed together and put into a pyrex pan (Living on the edge, I know) and topped with two rounds of crumbled Ritz Crackers. Dot the top with butter and bake at 350 deg for 40 minutes.

          Darned if it wasn't the hit of the evening! Fabulous suggestion MellieMag!

          1. re: stomsf

            LOL - I saw that post and didn't want to ask, but now I'm intrigued as well. There's no cream cheese or anything else to bind, just the flour? Was it sweet or savory or both?

            1. re: biondanonima

              No cream cheese. The flour and the cheddar did a pretty good job of binding, it certainly didn't fall apart. It was a classic casserole.

              In talking with my S.O. we agreed that the full cup of sugar would have made the dish too sweet. It had a hint of sweetness but that was well balanced with the salty buttery flavor from the ritz crackers, and the sharp cheddar cheese. Almost cobbler-like in consistency, but not cloyingly sweet at all.

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          What are you guys making?
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          We're having friends over so it will be a "feast."

          I am planning:

          Shrimp cocktail
          Deviled eggs
          Garden salad
          Turkey breast
          Kielbasa
          Pierogi
          Mashed potato and gravy
          Sweet potato casserole
          Fresh asparagus
          ChruĊ›ciki
          Pashka (if I don't screw it up)

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          1. re: al b. darned

            where and when?
            :-D

            im hungry already...

            1. With that menu, I'd lean towards a green bean dish. I don't know why, but that just goes well with ham and potatoes...'cept I prefer ham and sweet potatoes over regular potatoes..... Good luck with the not-so-great items you have no control over. Just to save yourself, you could always bring some deviled eggs to get you thru. ;*)

              1. Leg of lamb, on the grill
                wild rice pilaf with carrots
                asparagus
                butter lettuce salad

                Whatever dessert can think of in the next few days. Will be looking through Dorie's books.

                Lots of apps made by guests. Deviled eggs for sure.

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                1. re: rabaja

                  Sounds wonderful, rajaba. I wish I was having lamb:)