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Old 03-25-2016, 07:52 AM   #1
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What's your Easter Dinner?

Happy Easter to everyone.

What are your plans for your Easter Dinner.
I am having 2 of them, The first one is with my 93 yr old Aunt. She is the only one left on my dad side and just got home from a 3 month stay in rehab after being sick, She is doing great.

I offered a few ideas for Easter dinner, including the typical ham dinner but she pick with great determination a Chicken barbeque picnic. We are having a indoor picnic with Barbeque chicken, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, fresh baked rolls, and an orange pound cake with mix berries.

The second dinner is with the hubbie, Roast beef, mashed potatoes,- corn (his fav)- roasted asparagus,- dinner rolls and for desert hubbies fav whip cream cake. The famous chocolate wafer cake you know the one off the yellow box. His request at every holiday

Hope the Easter bunny is good to you.


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Old 03-25-2016, 08:05 AM   #2
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I'm having my daughter and her boyfriend over for dinner on Sunday. We're having a butterflied leg of lamb roast, salad, and oven roasted Brussels sprouts. I wasn't too keen on the sprouts because it's something I eat often, but she absolutely loves my recipe. I offered her several veggie alternatives before finally capitulating.

I'm also going to attempt a low carb version of egg custard pie for dessert. Egg custard was an Easter tradition of my grandmother's. I loved it when I was a kid, but haven't had it for years.

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Old 03-25-2016, 08:13 AM   #3
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My mom and her husband are coming for Easter dinner. She's bringing a ham and asparagus and I'm making scalloped potatoes, a wilted spinach salad, and French bread rolls.

Not sure what to do for dessert. Pound cake sounds good. Maybe I'll do a Meyer lemon version.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:17 AM   #4
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No guests for Easter dinner this year. I'm not sure what I'll cook. I have some turkey breasts and thighs in the freezer. I may roast them for a mini turkey dinner.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:00 AM   #5
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A miniature ham dinner with all the trimmings.

This is the first year that I did not buy a ham, it almost killed me to pass up all of the great deals but I'm determined to keep the leftovers to a minimum.

Ham steak
Cauliflower Gratin
Maple glazed carrots
Cabbage salad
Pickles, olives, horseradish
Mixed berries with cream

It sounds like a lot but all of the amounts are just enough for dinner and a round of leftovers on Monday.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:42 AM   #6
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We are a ham family. Along with this we will have ---

Scalloped potatoes, Dx
Cheesey Potatoes, Jr
Roasted carrots, me
Buttered corn, also me, now that I read this idea above.
Grilled asparagus, BIL
Another veggie, Nephew
At least 2 salads,
Sliced fresh pineapple, by ?
Store bought pie, SIL
Home made pie, Niece
Strawberry short cakes, a SIL
Candy -for the kids in all of us.
Pretty sure there will be more + appies, as no one comes empty handed.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:23 PM   #7
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Brandied rabbit in mustard sauce with maple orange glazed carrot stuffing, and maple mustard roasted sweet potatoes and shallots
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:32 PM   #8
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It will be just the two of us for Easter dinner. I'm doing a two bone rib roast, the Chef John way. It's never failed me yet. I'll serve the Au Jus in our individual butter warmers. The SC will have a loaded baked potato and we'll also have roasted asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, and glorified salads. Mixed berries with whipped cream.

I hear you Bea! The definition of eternity is two people and a ham.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:22 PM   #9
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I hear you Bea! The definition of eternity is two people and a ham.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:57 PM   #10
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Isn't that the truth! I'd get a ham, but my freezer is already so packed I don't think I'd be able to find room for freezing the portioned out packages.

I'll be going over to my daughter's for Easter dinner. We usually have pretty much the same thing that everyone likes - baked bone-in half ham, scalloped potatoes, yams, asparagus, biscuits, and pie. I usually end up taking some leftovers home, just enough for a meal or two for one.

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