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Old 03-08-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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What's a good idea for Easter Sunday Dinner?

I have 4 grandkids, and one of their favorite holidays is Easter. I am so tired
of the same old traditional Ham, BBQ, or Roast. How do you celebrate this


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Old 03-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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I have trouble getting my 80-something parents to break from tradition...left up to me, though, I'd like to have some sliced cold turkey, some interesting bread, condiments, deviled eggs, potato salad, angel food cake w/strawberries - and go on a picnic!! But...in reality...we'll probably have ham, asparagus, scalloped potatoes, with some other sides and a dessert. An indoor, sit-down dinner. *sigh*

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Old 03-08-2006, 07:32 PM   #3
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Roast leg of Lamb

sometimes we load it with garlic and rosemary and oven roast
sometimes we butterfly it, marinate it in evoo, rosemary, onions, garlic, and lemon, and grill it

roasted serve it with roasted potatoes and veggies of your choice. a great pan sauce is easy to make.
grilled it is tradtiional to serve it with a garlic yogurt sauce tzadiki or raita

One could also roast lamb shanks or do them as a curry over spiced rice etc.

many possibilities

Of course there is nothing wrong at all with a fine roast of beef or pork if those meats are your preference.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:40 PM   #4
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We get a lamb and bbq it on the spit.
The whole Greek family and all our friends. It's quite the day.
Yummy and fun!
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:19 PM   #5
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If you want to have a meal for the kids, go with burgers, fries, mac and cheese, and whatever you like for the adults.

We traditionally had a buffet of baked ham, roast beef, potatoe salad, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, other sides that I cannot recall, various cakes and cookies, liquor, beer, wine
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I'm italian, so we have pasta (but we always have pasta!) and ham. I don't like this, I like one meal or the other, but I have to honor the "uncle", if ya know what I mean!
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:12 PM   #7
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My favorite Easter dinner, especially when small children are involved, has always been Brandied Rabbit in Mustard Sauce
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:45 AM   #8
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Yes... lamb it the tradition here. Roasted usually.
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:40 AM   #9
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I don't cook Easter Sunday but, I do have a huge brunch on Palm Sunday.I marinate a turkey,I also make spiral ham,french toast with bananas, strawberries,warm syrup and whipped cream, veggie pies- usually a broccoli with munester and asparagus and sun dried tomato with a combo of mozzarella and feta,scallop potatoes,I pick up some danish from the bakery,some bagels from the bagel store with assorted cream cheeses.Jimmy usually makes eggs to order.This year we won't be doing the belgian waffles as the machine died and I didn't replace it.OF course there's mimosas-lots of mimosas!!!
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:51 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by velochic
Yes... lamb it the tradition here. Roasted usually.
same in Germany....
or some chicken/turkey..

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