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Old 04-08-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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What are your plans this year? Is there a special dish you are looking forward to having? Small or large or do you skip it altogether? Maybe you have a favorite restaurant?

I love to read about others' menus and plans.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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What are your plans this year? Is there a special dish you are looking forward to having? Small or large or do you skip it altogether? Maybe you have a favorite restaurant?

I love to read about others' menus and plans.
I am a relatively non observant Jew who alternates every other year between hosting a small Seder for family and skipping it altogether. And when I say skipping it, I mean completely skipping and any and all work involved.

This year, my husband and I are leaving town the day after first Seder, and since family will be watching the kids, I'm going to do a simple and easy Seder "inspired" dinner. I'll make matzo ball soup and grab one box of Matzo for anyone who wants it. I'll make deviled eggs and I'll pick up a brisket from my favorite BBQ place. We'll go around the table and everyone can talk about why Passover is special to them. That's about it.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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im having a skinless shankless ham about 22lbs triple m brand....one of the best hams ive ever had..and maybe just maybe lobsters...

I was nominated to have the holiday dinner for the family...
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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Although I've enjoyed delicatessen eating being from the Midwest I suspect I've never sampled the real deal. I wonder why the brisket is the meat of choice.

I know why the ham is and it's not a Christian tradition but rather dates further back. It's seasonal. That ham that was salted and cured back in the Fall is finally ready to be trotted out for a taste.

I have no doubts why your family chooses you to have the holiday dinner, mainebrokerman. I've read many of your menus. No one will lack for protein.

At the Lodestar house with the tiny Lodestar family we will continue the tradition although the expectations are all on yours truly and I am unsure if either of the adult kids will continue when I'm finally too addled and tired to carry on. Perhaps Chef Daughter will cook but chances are very good it won't be a traditional Easter meal.

Here's what I've planned:

Sour cream veggie dip with butter lettuce leaves, snap peas and baby carrots. I've got a few dynamite recipes I'd rather serve but the menfolk will gobble them all up and then complain they've spoiled their appetites. LOL

The ham, of course. I have daughter get one from an old ma and pa small town butcher shop, rub it with cloves and serve it with a pineapple relish.

Potatoes au gratin with sharp cheddar and heavy cream

Steamed asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce.

My mothers twenty-four hour fruit salad with a cooked lemony whipped cream dressing, royal Anne cherries, pineapple, mandarins, red grapes and slivered almonds. The kids will make fun of it. That's a tradition, too.

I think brown and serve rolls unless I get ambitious and make some.

For dessert I'm making a new recipe for a ricotta blueberry cake decorated with macaroons served with a scoop of sherbet.

I think I'll buy some tulips and daffodils for a centerpiece this year.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:29 AM
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I am a relatively non observant Jew who alternates every other year between hosting a small Seder for family and skipping it altogether. And when I say skipping it, I mean completely skipping and any and all work involved.

This year, my husband and I are leaving town the day after first Seder, and since family will be watching the kids, I'm going to do a simple and easy Seder "inspired" dinner. I'll make matzo ball soup and grab one box of Matzo for anyone who wants it. I'll make deviled eggs and I'll pick up a brisket from my favorite BBQ place. We'll go around the table and everyone can talk about why Passover is special to them. That's about it.
That meal (and tradition) sound wonderful!
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:00 AM
 
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For me the most special thing to eat for seder night is Charoset. Sometimes I make it (using walnuts, apples & grape juice) and sometimes I buy a Sephardic ready-made version (which is more like a paste and may have it other fruit in it).
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:28 AM
 
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That meal (and tradition) sound wonderful!
Thank you. I want to keep it easy since I'm leaving at the crack of dawn the next day. No china and no Passover Haggadah this year, although we are Reform, so our Seder usually only lasts about 20 minutes, LOL.

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For me the most special thing to eat for seder night is Charoset.
I might make some Charoset as well. I'm the only one who likes it, but dealer's choice, right? Thankfully, the one person who likes gefilte fish is not coming, so I can skip that. Yuck.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:51 AM
 
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Although I've enjoyed delicatessen eating being from the Midwest I suspect I've never sampled the real deal. I wonder why the brisket is the meat of choice.

I know why the ham is and it's not a Christian tradition but rather dates further back. It's seasonal. That ham that was salted and cured back in the Fall is finally ready to be trotted out for a taste.

I have no doubts why your family chooses you to have the holiday dinner, mainebrokerman. I've read many of your menus. No one will lack for protein.

At the Lodestar house with the tiny Lodestar family we will continue the tradition although the expectations are all on yours truly and I am unsure if either of the adult kids will continue when I'm finally too addled and tired to carry on. Perhaps Chef Daughter will cook but chances are very good it won't be a traditional Easter meal.

Here's what I've planned:

Sour cream veggie dip with butter lettuce leaves, snap peas and baby carrots. I've got a few dynamite recipes I'd rather serve but the menfolk will gobble them all up and then complain they've spoiled their appetites. LOL

The ham, of course. I have daughter get one from an old ma and pa small town butcher shop, rub it with cloves and serve it with a pineapple relish.

Potatoes au gratin with sharp cheddar and heavy cream

Steamed asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce.

My mothers twenty-four hour fruit salad with a cooked lemony whipped cream dressing, royal Anne cherries, pineapple, mandarins, red grapes and slivered almonds. The kids will make fun of it. That's a tradition, too.

I think brown and serve rolls unless I get ambitious and make some.

For dessert I'm making a new recipe for a ricotta blueberry cake decorated with macaroons served with a scoop of sherbet.

I think I'll buy some tulips and daffodils for a centerpiece this year.


Sounds lovely!
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:19 AM
 
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We would have either lamb or ham, depending on the number of people. This year it will just be the two of us so I’ll probably just make lamb chops, scalloped potatoes, maybe roasted root vegetables, like golden beets and carrots, and a dessert like strawberry shortcake.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:44 AM
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Is the first Easter sans DD as she is in college overseas. So is only S/O and me. Both of us are not much in the mood because we miss DD at meal times. I asked him what he wants for food but he had no food wishes or wants. Then I got thinking instead of Easter dinner something slightly festive. I think smorrebrod, danish open sandwiches. Years ago I used to make those after travels in Scandinavia.Even bought a cookbook there which has some nice recipes for smorrebrod.Also searching online images for inspiration for this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smorrebrod
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