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Old 04-02-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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YOUR traditional Easter Dinner and Menu

So I am trying to avoid the Easter staple of Ham and Turkey, does anyone out there have a good Easter Sunday dinner that they make?

I am looking at doing a boiled dinner (shoulder) but again, that just falls back into the ham thing.

Ugh...

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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I do roast or bbq lamb (depending on the weather...roast this year) I have friends that do a big lasagna at Easter, I also know a family that does a big pot of pork loin and sauerkraut with polish sausage. Make what you like and make it festive!
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:06 PM   #4
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Sorry, Miss Diva. It's been so long since Buck and I had ham at Easter we're going to have one this year. I plan to serve green bean casserole, sweet potato "something," a pineapple side and something for dessert, which is yet to be determined.

Bought a nice big ham so there'll be plenty of leftovers and a nice bone for split pea soup.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:08 PM   #5
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HH already bought a ham and invited guests, so I guess we're having ham and some other stuff. Angel food cake, most likely for dessert, or maybe an angel food cake/jello/custard trifle thing to use up the 900 cups of jello he also bought.

I always like sweet taters with ham so maybe some jazzed up version of those.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:07 PM   #6
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Miss Diva..

I can't get charged up about ham this year myself. So, I am looking for somehing..just haven't got a plan...there will be fresh Aparagus and Stawberries so I am hoping someone will come along with an idea...
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:15 PM   #7
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I wish I had one. I didn't realize Easter was this coming Sunday. I plan to have a brunch but not sure what yet.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:39 PM   #8
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I bought a spiral cut ham but not for Easter dinner.

One of my daughters is joining us for Easter dinner with our granson (daddy has to work).

I'm making lamb shish kebab, rice pilaf and a tossed salad. SO is responsible for dessert. I think she's making Armenian cookies.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:02 PM   #9
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I think this is what we have agreed upon:

Rotisserie (sp, again I am horrible at this) Prime Rib with a Greek Rub
Pork Shoulder ala slow cooker with cabbage and water chestnuts
Herb and garlic corn on the cob with a lemon butter drizzle
Baked potatoes with all the fixins
Sweet baby spring mix green salad with a tangerine lime vinegrette (ranch for the kids)
Bacon and onion peas
Honey Cornbread muffins
sweet bread
and for dessert my famous triple berry white chocolate cheesecake trifle.

Still, I'd love to hear what everyone else is having. I am always open for suggestions...
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:33 PM   #10
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My children dictate the menu each year, this Easter, it will be before hand,prosciutto,tapenade,basil on toasted crisp baguette rubbed with evoo and garlic,gorgonzola cream put into belgian endive leaves and topped with toasted walnets,my dad's avocado dip and thinly sliced sour dough bread, if time permits dried apricotsstuffed with some cream cheese and walnuts then drizzeled with honey. A sprial sliced ham basted with honey,butter,cloves,cinnamon and a little oj or pineapple juice, au gratin potatoes, roasted asparagus with evoo,salt and pepper and then wrapped in a slice of parma ham and shaved parmesan on top, fruit salad, homemade rolls,chocolate cream pie and cream puffs..

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