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Old 04-01-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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No Easter menu at my house, but the Pesach Seder at my parents' house was wonderful.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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No Easter menu at my house, but the Pesach Seder at my parents' house was wonderful.
What did you have
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I have not tried either recipe before, but the asparagus tart is Martha Stewart, and the Gingerale Salad I got off the internet...The salad was meant to go with Ham, but even after I switched to roast beef, I still decided to try it. I think the tart sounds super easy and a new way to serve asparagus.

Asparagus Tart

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
Flour
2 cups shredded gruyere cheese (or fontina)
1 1/2# fresh asparagus
1 T olive oil
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 400
Roll out pastry to 16"x10". Place on baking sheet. Pierce with fork. Bake 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.
Cut asparagus stalks to fit crosswise on pastry, alternating ends, so you have a uniform row of lined up asparagus on top of the cheese. Brush with olive oil.
Return to oven and bake until the asparagus is tender. 20-30 minutes

Gingerale Salad

1 1/2 env gelatin
1/4 c cold water
1/2 c hot pineapple juice
1/4 c lemon juice
2 T sugar
1 c gingerale
1/2 c grapes
1/2 c pineapple chunks
1/2 c chopped apple
2 T crystalized candied ginger

Dissolve gelatin in cold water, stir in pineapple juice, then the remaining juices and sugar. Chill in a mold til it is partially set. Fold in fruits and chill until firm. Unmold.
That tarts sounds wonderful! The salad sounds good too and would be a great way to use up some of the crystalized ginger I bought for turkey brine that only gets used once a year.

Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:54 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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No Easter menu at my house, but the Pesach Seder at my parents' house was wonderful.
We're having matzo ball soup with our Easter dinner, in keeping with the season. Just the box kind though.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:05 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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We're having matzo ball soup with our Easter dinner, in keeping with the season. Just the box kind though.
The usual...matzo ball soup, gefilte fish (though my mom's is REALLY good), potatoes, macaroons and dried fruit compote for dessert; normal stuff!
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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My granmother used to make beautifully decorated pies which looked really wonderful - she would cut out pastry flowers and leaves, roll tiny little egg-shaped balls and glaze with egg so it came out really glossy and shiny.

She always made a creamy ham and turkey pie, with mashed potatoes, it was lovely!

She made this special meal for us kids when we visited at Easter because she couldn't afford big cuts of ham, lamb etc ... I didn't realise at the time - I thought it was much more fun than a slab of meat!

She also made a chocolate blancmange dessert rabbit on a field of grass (green jello) with smartie flowers - fantastic! And currant and sugar bags - yum!
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Uruguay
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We're going to have paella for this year
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Pancakes! You can even add a little spring like food coloring to them so they seem festive and Easter egg like. I've posted my pancake recipe on here before so you can even make them from scratch and have enough mix left over for other meals.

Top them with frozen strawberries and whipped cream.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I would say bacon, eggs and pancakes. If you have a bunny shaped cookie cutter you can make use them on the pancakes. If you have a Dollar Tree near by they have so many cool things you can fill easter baskets with.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:59 AM
 
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Home made potato salad & deviled eggs to add to your ham. Eggs (at Aldi, also) are less than $1.50, potatoes with some green onions, mayo, mustard, celery and eggs - not that expensive and you'll have plenty of leftovers. Who can beat home made rolls (flour, water, yeast a little salt/sugar)?
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