"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2008, 08:21 AM   #1
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
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.

__________________

__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 08:36 AM   #2
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boston area
Posts: 2,488
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!

Lee
__________________

__________________
QSis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 08:56 AM   #3
Head Chef
 
auntdot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,418
Yep, also toss a bit of fresh rosemary into the slits.

Enjoy.
__________________
Before criticizing a person, walk a mile in his shoes - then you are a mile away and you have his shoes!
auntdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 09:17 AM   #4
Executive Chef
 
bethzaring's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern New Mexico
Posts: 4,600
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!
__________________
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
bethzaring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 10:06 AM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
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
Happy Easter

kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 10:11 AM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
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!
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 11:21 AM   #7
Executive Chef
 
LEFSElover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ...lala land..............
Posts: 3,670
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...

Happy Easter again to you all............
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	prayinghandstag.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	43.8 KB
ID:	3646  
Attached Images
 
__________________
...Trials travel best when you're taking the transportation known as prayer...SLRC
LEFSElover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 01:15 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
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.
__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 01:21 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
YT2095's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Just left of Europe and down a bit.
Posts: 3,875
Send a message via MSN to YT2095
Chop Sui and Chinese pork.
__________________
So long and Thanks for all the Fish ;)

YT2095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #10
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,783
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.
__________________

__________________
*amy* is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.