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Old 03-20-2007, 08:38 AM   #1
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Wink Easter

I can't believe Easter is two weeks from this coming Sunday !
What are you special plans,? We always have ham, mashed potatoes, candied yams, corn casserole, hot rolls and pie or cheesecake. Easter Egg hunt for the grandsons, giving out each a special filled basket ! Nice day !

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Old 03-20-2007, 09:20 AM   #2
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we will have roast lamb (possibly boned and stuffed with spinach and feta) lemmon garlic and rosemary basted. roasted potatoes carrots and parsnips along side, possibly salad or fish or both as a starter.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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Complete menu is incomplete. But will certainly contain fresh Asparagus and fresh Strawberries....
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
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Pretty much everything you mentioned Barb L. I may have to work this year though.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:37 AM   #5
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Growing up we always had pretty much the same meals when it came to Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas so we all tend to stick to that because it reminds us of those warm holidays with mom and dad. Personally, I add a few new dishes to the mix though.

I know for certain one of my brothers is coming down from MI...his children too if their mother has to work (its her weekend). I'm so hoping my other brothers will be able to make it too...I miss them so!

Cola Basted Ham
Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Honey
Herb Dressing
Chicken Noodles with Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
Scalloped Corn
Buttered Corn
Green Beans with Bacon & Onions
Deviled Eggs
Relish Tray
Rolls
Apple Pie
Chocolate Pie

Not sure yet what my extra dish to add to the mix will be yet. Last Thanksgiving I made the Sweet Potato dish and it was a huge success that I repeated it at Christmas and then some.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:18 PM   #6
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We are completely undecided! Everything is likely to be closed up here, otherwise we would go away for the weekend. Chances are we'll have a lamb chop meal as an acknowledgment, but we'll be eating pretty lightly otherwise I think, not least as my birthday is the week before so we'll push the boat out then I guess!
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:44 PM   #7
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We pretty much ignore "American" Easter and wait for Greekster.
This year we're even celebrating that a few weeks later than normal.
We will do the lamb and all the side dishes, eating outside picnick style.
25-30 happy people.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:15 PM   #8
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I'm torn... it's a traditional family meal day (not Christian, but raised that way... so I do like to keep the family day thing going)... but my bday happens to fall on Easter this year... and I HATE to cook on my birthday! *sigh*
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:09 PM   #9
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Like Uncle Bob, complete meal is incomplete at this point. Ham, for sure, and possibly green bean casserole. I had it for the first time on Thanksgiving and really liked it. It'll just be Buck and me, so it'll most likely be pretty casual and sparse by some people's standards.

What I'm really hoping for is some nice mild weather so we can open some doors and shoo out the stale winter air. Tomorrow may be the first day of spring, but our area weather hasn't gotten the message. The daffodils have, though.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:19 PM   #10
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I usually have Ham, Lamb chops, (some of my people will not eat lamb for anything) asparagus, spinach salad with strawberries, sugar snap peas and potato salad. Oh yeah, deviled eggs cause it's Easter. My mom makes the best pies so she usually brings one. We don't have any little kids this year so the egg hunt will be missing. (Sad)
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