HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!!

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2011/04/24 08:37:44 (permalink)

HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!!

Let me be the first to wish you all the happiest of Easters.Enjoy that feast(Say what are you having?) Do you grownup roadfooder still give yourself some Easter candy? Colored eggs? Any other traditions you continue?
     Have a perfect day!!!!
                                     Lee
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    agnesrob
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 09:59:34 (permalink)
    My kids (22, 19 & 16) still color eggs and in addition to their baskets I make one for my husband and I to share. I posted a picture of my Easter breakfast on the Recipes thread. Creamed eggs over biscuits, sausage and bacon.
    I'll be chopping garlic rosemary and thyme to rub on the beautiful leg of lamb I bought soon and I guess I should get started on those deviled eggs! Happy Easter!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 10:18:03 (permalink)
    Agnesrob, we still color eggs (kids are 18 and 15) and give baskets and chocolate. My daughter loves making deviled eggs from the colored eggs for an Easter snack. Son won't eat ham. Neither likes leg of lamb (I love it)...and we're turkied out...so today we're barbecuing steaks. I guess it's the start of the summer season for us!!!!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 10:33:24 (permalink)
    I have been indulging in Easter candy since it appeared on the shelves!! Because we are in the process of moving, no baskets or colored easter eggs this year. And as I have to work tonight, no traditional Easter dinner. Bob wants enchiladas for dinner, so that is this years holiday fare.I did buy a butter lamb, though!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 11:06:44 (permalink)
    Ann, My son always wants me to buy that butter lamb! The most important part of a holiday dinner is being able to share it with someone you love not the ingredients. On the other hand, my children are really big on tradition. When I mentioned maybe having prime rib today instead of lamb, my one daughter gasped and then said, well I guess that would be OK, they didn't have any lamb?  
    I ditched the prime rib idea. I'll save it for another time.
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 12:49:25 (permalink)
    I've been marinating a butter lamb from Costco in heavy fresh garlic, evoo, rosemary, put it in the fridge Thursday evening, ready for the spit tonight!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 13:25:52 (permalink)
    Wishing everyone a Loving Easter Sunday!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 20:54:22 (permalink)
    You are right agnesrob, its not what you make...I did buy a ham for a later date -.79 per lb. Chewy-sounds lovely-but I will copy your recipe with regular butter-butter lambs here end up being about 12.00 a lb!. Besides, I always have to eat the head on a roll, dont ask me why.
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 21:03:55 (permalink)
    Happy Easter Everyone!
     
    Can't move....too much lasagna
     

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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/24 23:38:44 (permalink)
    I wish I'd had lasagna instead of the fiasco we wound up with - it was just one of those days - put a smoked ham in the oven to warm - started making the rest of dinner and the power went out.  For a little over an hour.  Anyway, the smashed potatoes turned out gluey, the garlic sauteed green beans were tough and the squash dressing was dense and awful. Even the deviled eggs were weird tasting - we had an Easter voodoo spell cast on us I'm certain.
     
    Ah - but tomorrow night - it'll be lasagna and garlic bread and a nice red wine and all will be right in my world again.
     
     
     
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2011/04/25 08:51:09 (permalink)
    All of a sudden this year it was like Back to the Future at our house. My kids are 27 and 23, but this year for the first time in maybe 5 years my wife decided to make Easter baskets for each of them (and me) and we colored eggs. (My job was to rummage thru the attic to find the "Easter Box").
     
    Knowing I'm not big on candy, my basket consisted of a bag of Grandma Utz's potato chips, smokehouse almonds, and a jar of locally made horseradish mustard. Perfect.
     
    And for Easter dinner,  two lasagna's, one meat, one not.
     
    Good day all around.
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/06 08:21:33 (permalink)
    Bouna Pasqua!
     
    Breaking in a brand new kitchen this weekend.  It's officially called "The Kitchen by Kennedy".  Expertly designed by The Ancient Mariner.
     
     
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/06 11:56:25 (permalink)
    We get a papier mache egg filled with jelly beans from Bissingers's every year, Easter petit fours from Divine Delights, and a "bunny box" from Burdick's.
     
    I asked my husband what he wants for Easter dinner.  (We usually have turkey, ham, lamb or maybe Cornish game hens).  This year, he wants panfried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy.   That's unusual for us, but we haven't had fried chicken for some time, so that's what it will be. 
     
     He cooks our weeknight dinners most of the time; I'm in charge of holiday fare -- but I take requests.
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/06 13:38:21 (permalink)
    This year our dinner will consist of chips, salsa, and brats in the Miller Park parking lot while our older daughter, her boyfriend, and our younger daughter prepare their own dinner at home.  After they get done I may need to join Joerogo in the "new kitchen" boat.
     
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/06 13:47:11 (permalink)
    Happy Easter 2012 to all...Have a great day...enjoy the food!!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/06 15:12:31 (permalink)
    Nagstravia!!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/07 12:53:19 (permalink)
    Happy Easter to everyone - I've also been bad with the Easter candy but selective, just local Elmer's heavenly hash eggs and Russell Stover maple cream eggs (3 for $1 at Walgreen's) which I've built up a stash in the refrigerator.  I'm trying something old/new to go with the Easter ham, some cooked apples stovetop.  I know my mom made this with her pork roast, and am pretty sure she cooked them to serve with ham too.  Does anyone make these? 
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/08 01:19:43 (permalink)
    Happy Easter!
     
    Are you talking about what we called "stewed apples"?  They were apples sectioned, but un-peeled, cooked on the stove top in a sugar-water syrup until the syrup was the consistency of the heavy syrup on a baked apple, but the apples still retained their integrity  Some raisins could be added (like a baked apple) and/or some maple syrup added for more flavor, along with cinnamon and/or nutmeg if desired.  They can be served over ham slices as a "sauce"-type topping, or as a side dish.
     
    Here is one stewed apple recipe here on Roadfood: http://www.roadfood.com/Recipes/24/stewed-apples
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/08 03:56:09 (permalink)
    First time ever!
    Going out for Easter Dinner. Not Crazy about the idea but the Bride's not been feeling well lately and even though I offered to do EVERYTHING, she just doesn't want the hassle in the house.
    So, we decided to invite Son, D-I-L, and granddaughters to join us. Going to BRIO, a nice Italian place. It's a chain but doesn't have a chain feel to it. Nice menu. http://www.brioitalian.com/index.html
    Happy Easter to all!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/08 05:14:52 (permalink)
    5 AM- Just put two Marie Callendar's Cherry Crunch Pies into the oven for their hour of baking. At $4.99 each they were a nice dessert touch to the Ham and Yam Easter dinner coming later.
    I miss getting MC's Bakery fresh pies at our local Restaurant back in SoCal, but these do quite well with the home-bake treatment.
     
    Other wise a quiet Easter here. Basketball is over, The Derby Festival begins in two weeks. and I don't enjoy golf or Beisball on TV... So I guess it will be a yard work Sunday.   If we get passed the possible frosts next week the orchard should have a very good season this year.
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/08 10:02:31 (permalink)
    I'm busy explaining the concept of sharing to my 3 year old grandson with the full Easter basket.
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/08 10:17:11 (permalink)
    We are having leg of lamb, roasted red potatoes and green beans (or asparagus).  I did not get an Easter basket!
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/08 11:08:14 (permalink)
    6star - thanks, that's it, wish I could have thought of the term "stewed" when I was looking for recipes - but I don't remember the cinnamon.  For years my mom would serve a dish of canned applesauce with her pork roast much the same way you'd serve cranberry sauce with turkey, until  she started using fresh apples.  They were cored with the skins still on, cut in wedges, and cooked down until soft.  I figured on butter, sugar and water, but wasn't sure of what type of apple, and some of the other ingredients, but when I googled, I kept getting baked apple recipes, then I changed to "stovetop" while searching.
     
     
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    Re:HAPPY EASTER, ROADFOODERS!!! 2012/04/09 18:08:45 (permalink)
    Hope this is an appropriate place to chime in with a brief report on our Easter. 
    My eldest son brought us a 10 lb. leg of lamb raised in Columbia County, NY. (BTW,learned a new word, hogget, a lamb over 1 year old and less than two years old.) Because Gail and I are no longer up to cooking and serving holiday meals, our Easter dinner was cooked and served at our younger son's house. We had homemade bread, assorted cheeses, wine, cocktails,  the slow-cooked roast, al dente asparagus, mashed potatoes, gravy, and for dessert a riccotta tart and assorted ice creams.
     
    A simple delicious meal in the warmth of the family . What more can one ask?
     
    Cheers, John  
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