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Old 04-16-2014, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I haven't cooked a big Easter meal for a while, but things pointed my way this year. This is what my two daughters and I are fixing for our 18 guests:

Ham
Pork Loin for those with high BP
New Red Potatoes cooked in margarine and herbs
Baked Macaroni and Cheese - grandkid requested
Chicken and Noodles - grandkid requested (noodles are drying now)
Green Bean Casserole
Deviled Eggs
Homemade Bread
Pistachio Salad (made with pistachio pudding, crushed pineapple, cool whip, marshmallows and nuts)
Orange Jello with mandarin oranges - brought by 84 year old aunt
Kosher Dill Pickles, Black Olives, Radishes


Appetizers:
Strawberries, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Grapes with yogurt fruit dip
Cream Cheese with Buddig Beef, garlic and green onions on crackers
Chicken Wings - with Russian Dressing, horseradish, spices rather than buffalo sauce

Desserts:
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Angel Food cake with fresh Strawberries
Peanut Butter Cookies
Pizzelle Cookies - brought by 84 year old aunt
Ice Cream and cones for the kids


Hope everyone has a lovely dinner, with many special family memories generated.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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Default What's for Dinner - Easter

Over the years Easter dinner has gone thru some changes in our family - mostly to incorporate other traditions of new entries. The biggest change was from the lamb I grew up with to ham; after that it's been all "add-ons". A roast chicken and/or salmon for the no red meaters.

We are overwhelmed with a bunch of side dishes - they all get eaten but woah - try to cut back and someone says "where's the spinach salad?" "where're the deviled eggs?" lemon meringue pie, coconut cake, carrot cake, asparagus, collards, green beans and on - - and on - - - - - So, trying to ease it back; more of fewer things instead of a spring buffet worthy of some all-you-can-eat place. What are your Easter dinner essentials?
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Lamb. Period.

But now we go to the brunch buffet at the Country Club and let them make it! Along with the roast lamb, we can choose a load of other stuff including filet, ham, asparagus, tons of other sides, too many deserts, and whatever other people want to eat from the breakfast side of the brunch. (Okay, I admit, I'll probably go get some bacon.)
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Roast lamb, tsatsiki, pastitsio, taramasalata, piroshki, tomato and feta salad, kefalograviera, spanakopita, kourabiedes and a host of other goodies.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:27 PM
 
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i may do a buffet- everyone seems to want to come here...

from lobsters, to lamb, to ham, to roast chicken..

ill have to get a head count,,they all ask what they can bring,,,,, i always say - just a smile,, and ice-cream..


they will bring what they like for sides, and appetizers...- last year we had bunny balls - rabbit meatballs that were very good!! I hope we get them again

i have 3 rules for holiday meals..

the most important one is no politics across the dinner table,,,, it erupted into a food fight one year,,not a good example for the kids..
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Hummus with pita toasts

Rosemary and garlic marinated grilled boneless leg of lamb

Greek salad

Grilled asparagus

Yukon gold potatoes and caramalized fennel with gruyere cream sauce

Triple Coconut pie
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:02 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Hummus with pita toasts

Rosemary and garlic marinated grilled boneless leg of lamb

Greek salad

Grilled asparagus

Yukon gold potatoes and caramalized fennel with gruyere cream sauce

Triple Coconut pie
Don't know what that is exactly but I would definitely eat it!
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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I just snuck a deviled egg off of the plate in the fridge. Yum! My mom always insists on making them but this is the first year in a long time that we won't all be together so I made them.

We're having brown sugar spiral ham (slow cooker), green bean casserole, deviled eggs, corn casserole, green salad, and rolls. That will make for a great Sunday afternoon nap!
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:31 PM
 
Location: CO
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Love reading all these Easter menus and imagining everyone feasting on these sumptuous spreads! This year we're going to daughter-in-law's sister's house for Easter brunch which we've never done before. The older we get the more complicated the family gets with marriages, in-laws and out-laws and everyone wants a turn at hosting. It's kind of nice not being the chief cook anymore but in ways I miss it! Happy Easter!
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Decided at the last minute to add roasted asparagus to the menu as they just came into the shops
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