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Old 04-10-2006, 01:25 PM   #1
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Whats the menu for your Easter?

Looking for new Easter menus.

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Old 04-14-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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I'm doing a roast tenderloin of beef, lyonnaise potatos, roasted asparagus and green bean casserole. SO is making paklava and a lemon pudding layer cake.
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:23 PM   #3
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we are having real kielbasi (not that turkey crap for once), sauerkraut, and potatoes; a ham; shredded beets and horseradish; potato salad and coleslaw; polish rye bread; farmer's cheese; steamed asparagus; sauteed stringbeans.
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:28 PM   #4
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Small gathering this year so we're having a prime rib roast, asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. With a first course of manicotti and a salad.
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:57 PM   #5
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It's just my husband & myself, & since he doesn't eat any red meat, that automatically rules out the usual ham, fresh pork roast, or leg of lamb.

Therefore, I usually go one of 2 ways - roast duck, with either an apricot, orange, or cherry sauce; or a smoked turkey. It works out well, because either way I end up with leftovers to be inventive with.

This year it's a smoked turkey (which is thawing as we speak), which will be served with Boursin Cheese Gratineed Potatoes, & a plain buttered medley of spring vegetables (green & wax beans, baby carrots, & sugar snap peas). And of course, the inevitable Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits - lol!!
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:31 PM   #6
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Easter is at Sis's house this year, I'm contributing leg of lamb, (which I'll bone out tommorow) and grilled asparagus. Bucky, I'm curious about the beets and horseradish. Is this a side dish or a condiment for the ham?
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:38 PM   #7
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it's a side dish johnl. like pickled red cabbage, it can be served hot or cold.

simply boil and skin a few beets, grate over a bowl, then grate some fresh horseradish into the beets. add s&p, mix, and there ya go. some people like a little vinegar mixed in as well.
i like a lot of horseradish in mine so it clears out your sinuses.
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Old 04-14-2006, 03:37 PM   #8
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We're just having the normal. Brown sugar spiral ham, green bean casserole, cole slaw, rolls and I'm not sure on the dessert yet.
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Old 04-14-2006, 03:40 PM   #9
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Sounds like many of us are having very traditional foods for Easter. We are having a spiral ham, roast sweet potatoes, squash casserole, roast asparagus, haven't decided on a salad yet. Dessert is a Zinger cake that my dd is bringing and I'm making a sour cream pound cake to serve with strawberries.
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Old 04-14-2006, 03:45 PM   #10
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dh is working on Easter, so we'll be doing it tomorrow. I told dh to let me know what he'd like but he hasn't decided yet.
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:14 PM   #11
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So far it's just ham and jellybeans - have plenty of both.

Big teen cookout here tomorrow night, and nobody coming over on Sunday (our immediate families live so far away).

Sigh.
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:56 PM   #12
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dh has decided. We are trying to make a change to eat healthier, but get a "cheat meal" every week, this will be it for this week. He's decided he wants pork chops stuffed with green chile & cheese, coated in panko. He also wants homemade french fries & kahlua mousse pie for dessert.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:50 PM   #13
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Breezy - Tell DH that pork is the 'other' white meat, lol!
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:56 PM   #14
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Lol - I've already tried that. Can't get him to eat rabbit either. I guess I should say he doesn't eat "mammals", instead of he doesn't eat "red meat".
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:07 PM   #15
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Five course menu focusing on Spring. I'll post it later when I have time.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:37 PM   #16
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Last I'd heard, my husband had to work all week-end, but tonight when he came home, he announced that he had the whole week-end off. I asked him what he wanted for Easter dinner, and he said, "Steak!"
We still have some nice rib-eyes in the freezer, and baked potatoes are easy. There's homemade bleu cheese dressing, bacon bits, and a nice bagged salad mix in the fridge.
Sounds good to me...simple is always good.
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:30 PM   #17
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I am not sure, yet. My family was going to make a bunch of ham sammies and take a drive have a picnic. But now it is supposed to snow that day and our plans have been ruined.
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Old 04-15-2006, 07:43 AM   #18
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Normally would have a roast, but we will not be around for the leavings.

We have some nice lamb shanks, big ones. They may be more mutton than lamb, but we love the taste if they are..

Then are making mashed spuds, we have some parsnips we have not used, and may mash them into the taters.

And if I get energetic, which is unlikely, will do the same with some carrots. Mashed cooked carrots mixed with mashed taters are really good.

Asparagus, probably baked.

And found some nice artichokes that will do nicely.

And that should do it.

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Old 04-15-2006, 12:22 PM   #19
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we have a very basic, delicious dinner. ham, veggies, rolls, dessert.
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Old 04-15-2006, 02:01 PM   #20
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I still don't know what salad for my Easter dinner

I haven't been able to come up with an idea for my Easter dinner salad. Everything I think about is too much or too different. I want the right thing to enhance the rest of the meal, but so far no conclusions.
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