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Old 04-11-2009, 03:06 PM   #21
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Easter looks a lot like every other "feast". We do a turkey, stuffing, usually oven roasted potatoes, although I get nagged for mashed every so often. Then there is usually either asparagus, green bean casserole, brussels sprouts or something of that nature on the table. I will likely also do a steamed veggie (carrots with some dill maybe?) and my Dad's coleslaw. Dessert is usually pie and Easter chocolate melted down to dip strawberries into.
OK, our menu is finalized.

Turkey & Stuffing
Oven roasted potatoes
Spaghetti squash tossed with butter some fresh basil and chopped tomatoes
Green bean casserole (cuz I love it)
Joes Famous Coleslaw
NY Times bread if I get my butt in gear today
Chocolate fudge pie with whipped cream and raspberries
Strawberries with melted Easter bunny to dip in.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:13 PM   #22
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I guess we are going to my son and daughter in law , I don't have to cook. :-)
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:15 PM   #23
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will need to thaw a roasting hen, gonna do in the oven. have yellow squash and asparagus fresh to cook. may or may not make a starch side dish. cute little cupcakes i made for easter .
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:34 PM   #24
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Tradition. When our mother was alive, she preferred lamb. Why? I never asked. Just knew it was one meal that tasted different than all the rest. So, that is what they want and I am the only one who prepares the meal. Isn't very hard except when cleaning up. Then she always had carrot salad and mashed potatoes with gravy. I know my lamb never does taste as good as hers but they don't complain, they know better. At least not until they have eaten the meal.

Hope you all have good day and enjoy your meal. What more could you want?
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:04 AM   #25
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salad of blanched green beans and marinated grilled shrimp with orange dijon vinaigrette

roasted bone in leg of lamb over carrots and parsnips: salt pepper inserted garlic slivers in the lamb as well as rubbed with rosemary. yogurt/mint Tadzhiki

roasted red potatoes in dijon garlic rosemary wet rub

roasted Roma tomatoes with basil garlic and olive oil s & p

roasted asparagus with herbs de Provence

one of my guests is bringing desert

Portuguese Salao bread

Carmenere and Sauvignon Blanc
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:13 AM   #26
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My family consists of my Dad, my sister and my hubby. We usually get together and Dad takes us out for dinner on the Sunday, but with my sister wrecking her leg, and her and DH on different schedules, it is difficult. So, Dad is taking us all out to brunch on Monday. Tomorrow I am having a small dinner just for the three of us. Actually it will be at lunch before DH goes to work.

It will be the family favourites - Ham, scalloped potatoes, mustard glazed carrots, salad and broiled pineapple. For dessert I am doing a diabetic/gluten free fruit crisp.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:52 AM   #27
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Well, I had to work late today(Saturday) so I will be cooking for myself on Easter. Frankly it's a relief. I have been around people everyday for 2 weeks and I am ready for a break.

I will roasting a sirloin roast on a rack, baked sweet potato served with butter and brown sugar, vinegar based slaw and croissant rolls. I have a nice Cabernet in the rack I may open. Apple pie for desert.

OK, it isn't traditional but it is things I like!

Oh, for appetizer I have some fresh pears I will be slicing.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:55 AM   #28
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roasted garlic mashed potatoes
sage butter roast turkey
roasted yams
prosciutto wrapped asparagus
and good old angel food cake for dessert! fresh strawberris and fresh whipped sweat cream
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:59 AM   #29
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It is also difficult to decide on your cooking menu for lunch or dinner specially when everyone has different taste. I love Indian food, my kids love Italian and my husband loves Mexican. I normally used to search google for different kind of food all the time and that works out good for me. Choose the best and please everyone with little bit different taste in the food.
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and good old angel food cake for dessert! fresh strawberris and fresh whipped sweat cream
that's what i ask fer fer my b-day!
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