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Old 03-23-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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Easter dinner

I grew up with ham being our Easter dinner. My husband grew up with lamb. This year I went with a leg of lamb because we just barely ate the last of the ham from New Years. I'm trying to remember how Mom did it. She used to stab it with a paring knife and then put in a clove of garlic. Salt and coarse ground pepper on the ouside. This is NOT the first time I've roasted a leg of lamb, but it has been a decade or so.


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Old 03-23-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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Well, that's it, Claire! I love rosemary so I push a leaf into each hole along with the garlic. You can sprinkle some on top or just lay a couple of stems over the roast.

Roast at 350 until the internal temperature is 145, for it to still be pink inside. Let rest before slicing.

mmmmmm wish I had some!


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Old 03-23-2008, 07:56 AM   #3
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Yep, also toss a bit of fresh rosemary into the slits.

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Old 03-23-2008, 08:17 AM   #4
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i'm doing a pork rib roast, roasted with potatoes, carrots and onions, will pull a bread out of the freezer and yesterday i made a simple chocolate cornstarch pudding with fresh milk. that may be it!
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:06 AM   #5
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DH's partner and one of his daughters are joining us,also the usual kids and babies..so we are really having lots of veggies. I took several dozen spears of asparagus and wrapped them in bundles of 3 with proscuitto, when I got them all done I made a mix of buttered bread crumbs, finely chopped parsley,parmeasan cheese, some onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper, the zest of one lemon and it's juice this I put on top like a stuffing.Will roast them in the oven. There is also corn on the cob in foil, with butter,thyme,salt and pepper to grill,baby artichokes,with parsley,garlic,evoo and butter..We are having a seafood salad, a fruit salad, a shredded carrot, pineapple bits, golden raisins alll mixed with some sour cream and a little mayo, green salad with chopped parsley, a little mint and cilantro, avocado, thin sliced red onion and grape tomatoes with a citrus vinegrette.There is a very large spiral cut ham, wheat rolls, and scalloped potatoes with parm, and a mix of white cheeses plus an herbed,garlic cream cheese mixture, some cream, butter and salt and pepper..Desserts, chocolate cups willed with ice cream and brownies and ice cream..plus lots of colored eggs for the kids to find
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:11 AM   #6
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I'm roasting a chicken in my rotisserie, rosemary/shallot new potatoes, roasted asparagus, spinach salad with blood orange vinaigrette.

I wanted lamb so I may stop by Claire's house for a nibble!

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I got the last of the Butchers Reserve Beef Prime Rib Roast at Vons two days ago. It's frozen so it's thawing. Shallot bleu cheese mashed potatoes, creamed baby peas and pearl onions [like gramma used to make] a special treat for the bread part of the meal via a special person in here sent via PM yesterday, my version of Capital Grills bleu cheese walnut iceberg slab salad, and a smaller version of lemon meringue lemon supreme pie like at Bakers Square. DH loves it. Won't be fun figuring out the ingredients and how to minimize them but I'll figure it out. He'll love it when he gets home from work. Yep, he had to go in today, sick boy and all...

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Well, since we don't do Easter until the Greeks do... tonights dinner will be a giant salad
and a few bites of left over pasta from last night.

We can't wait for Greekster!! That will be a Greek feast.
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Chop Sui and Chinese pork.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:27 PM   #10
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Don't really celebrate Easter here. But do enjoy any cooking holiday.

Going to try my hand at chicken or salmon/spinach/mushroom crepes w a white sauce - Roasted artichokes, grapefruit salad, & have a chocolate cheesecake ready to go. Wanted to make lemon/cheese tartlets with strawberry fans - but may have to wait till next time.

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