What is your Easter meal???

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2014/04/12 23:49:26 (permalink)

What is your Easter meal???

Easter is one of those holidays where so many main courses are popular....ham,  turkey,Lamb, something else? Or do you shun cooking and head for a restaurant as we will this year!(My son is finishing his freshman year at Princeton and we're going to celebrate down there with him, since Spring break for him was weeks ago!) Let's take an informal poll!! What will be your main course this holiday???
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    Foodbme
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 03:32:59 (permalink)
    We usually have a traditional Easter at home but this year, we're dining out.
    I'm recovering from foot surgery and can't stand for long periods prepping & cooking and my Bride has a bum knee and is getting a new one the day after Easter.
    We don't qualify for Obamacare so we got a good deal on a used artificial knee from a Mortician up in MT who had it on EBay and we found a retired surgeon in Apache Junction who agreed to put it in for a good price.
    But we're a little concerned.
    Seems he has a slight case of Parkinson's so we're not sure how that's gonna work out.
    Anyway, we're taking the family to the Midwestern Meats Restaurant, Bakery AND Meat Market in Mesa.
    They have an EXCELLENT home-style restaurant featuring a good old Midwestern menu and it's only $14.99 PP! (They serve Beer & Wine Too!)
     Don't laugh.
    Most places in the Valley are charging any where's from $29 to 69.00 PP and I bet it won't be any where's near as good!
    http://midwestern-meats.myshopify.com/pages/restaurant
    The owners are from Iowa so you know a Breaded Pork Tenderloin is on the regular menu along with Iowa Beef & Pork!
    http://midwestern-meats.myshopify.com/pages/meat-dept
    http://midwestern-meats.myshopify.com/pages/bakery
    This place is right in the middle of Senior Citizen Central in East Mesa and East Mesa is the "Snowbird Capital of AZ".
    There are more Midwest, Rocky Mountain, Upper Plains, Canadian and PNW Blue Hair's here than anywhere in AZ and they all Flock to Midwestern Meats during the Winter Mating Season.
    I may need to take my Shotgun with me on Easter just to get close to the place!
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/04/13 03:51:21
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 10:08:48 (permalink)
    As Mrs. Metro 'doesn't do pork' we enjoy a Thanksgiving-style Easter meal at Copeland's in Southlake, TX.
     
    Their Cajun-fried turkey with the 'Cajun-style' sides is outrageously tasty. 
     
    And, of all things to be thankful for, Easter tops the list.
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 14:46:42 (permalink)
    If it were just MH and I we would have rack or leg of lamb.  But my mother will be here and she is not fond of lamb so I guess it'll be boring ham.
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 14:55:24 (permalink)
    Apizzagaina!
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 15:06:31 (permalink)
    My favorite part of the Easter ham is the pea soup I make with the bone
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 15:52:33 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

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    Oh God,Michael...you just brought be back 50 years.....my Grandma made those Italian Easter pies...and Spinach Pizza for good friday...still love that..Crust top and bottom and spinach cooked in Olive oil and garlic in the middle...and a slice of Apizzagaina. There was also another Easter pie. It had salami in it...I forgot that one! Thanks for the memories!!!
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 16:35:30 (permalink)
    Pizza Rustica...

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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 18:52:10 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    Pizza Rustica...



    YES!!!!That's it..THANKS!!...and it looks great.
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 20:13:10 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    Apizzagaina!

    I learn something every day on Roadfood.
    Never heard of Easter Pizza Pie before!
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/13 22:54:17 (permalink)
    I've had to give up on the traditional dinner (at my house it was always ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, some kind of green bean casserole, buttermilk biscuits, and my grandma's tossed salad...or sometimes a leg of lamb) because we can't afford it and mom can't eat it any more.
     
    This year I'm doing salmon fillets with a honey-soy glaze, vegetable bundles (carrots, asparagus, and wax beans tied with leeks and roasted), pickled mushrooms, and still my grandma's tossed salad. Still working on dessert...everything I want to make is about a billion more carbs than she can have.
     
    Edit:
    HA! Found a diabetic baked spiced custard that'll work quite nicely.  
    post edited by felix4067 - 2014/04/13 23:15:40
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/14 11:34:58 (permalink)
    Having Easter Dinner at my sister-in-law's house on the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, VA. Menu (as far as I know)baked ham, green bean casserole, my wife's corn pudding, dinner rolls, sweet potatoes, tossed salad and (if I can convince someone to cook them) rutabagas! Probably have apple pie for dessert and will bring a bottle of wine from my nephew's winery: http://nakedmtnwinery.com/
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/19 10:40:20 (permalink)
    I had a challenging assignment:  make or bring a dessert and an appetizer with the following restrictions:  no dairy, chocolate, nuts/seeds, gluten, or bell peppers (and for me--no mayonnaise).  I'll post pics when I'm done.  
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/19 13:46:27 (permalink)
    ham, sweet potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise, green beans.  My sister in law and I are cooking, I'm looking forward more to the leftover ham sandwiches, and red beans I'll make with the ham bone - 
     
    Jim - I take my 92 yr old dad and his girlfriend (she's 91) to our Copeland's for lunch fairly often, his favorite is the shrimp ducky.
     
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/19 13:59:12 (permalink)
    love2bake

    I had a challenging assignment:  make or bring a dessert and an appetizer with the following restrictions:  no dairy, chocolate, nuts/seeds, gluten, or bell peppers (and for me--no mayonnaise).  I'll post pics when I'm done.  

    Good lord...what the heck did you end up making?? Looking forward to pictures, because...wow.
     
    My mother vetoed the wax beans, so my vegetable bundles will be less pretty with green beans. I was hoping for three colours, but no.
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/19 17:41:06 (permalink)
    We had Easter dinner last Sunday because of family schedules, so tomorrow we're having pulled pork.  I just put a large shoulder roast on the smoker and it'll cook until it's done, whatever time tomorrow that may be.
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/20 11:13:53 (permalink)
    This year my sister was going to make the meal, but got a virus towards the end of the week, so we're making it here instead:
     
    Boneless Rib Roast au Jus, Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans w/New Potatoes, Chunky Crockpot Applesauce, Rolls, Coconut Cake and Apple Pie w/Ice Cream.
     
    post edited by Treetop Tom - 2014/04/20 12:01:16
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/20 17:12:10 (permalink)
    As mentioned above, took the family to Midwestern Meats, Bakery & Restaurant in Mesa for Brunch. They were having hourly seating's and we went for the 1st one at 11AM. The Waitresses all had their bunny ears on and the mood was festive. We had a terrific waitress, old school, been there lady. You had a choice of a main dish - Prime Rib, NY Strip, Ham Steak, Veal, Salmon, Pork Roast that came with the proverbial green beans and your choice of Baked Potato, Real Mashed Potatoes, Yams. Also choice of Soup or Salad, Rolls and a Dessert of Apple Cobbler. The soup was excellent- Home-made  ham & bean with  fresh carrots. My Bride and Son had The Prime Rib, I had the Veal, Grandkid the Ham Steak and DIL the Salmon with a Strawberry Glaze. All of us proclaimed everything delicious.
    For $14.99 + Beverage, it couldn't be beat. Total bill for 5 with tax & tip $104.55
    Such a deal! A good Midwestern, home cookin' place.
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/20 17:30:31 (permalink)
    Boneless leg of Lamb, Mediterranean style, roasted new Potatoes, Asparagus, homemade Biscuits, Gooey Butter Cake.
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/20 22:24:01 (permalink)
    Felix - it was a challenge for sure, but I ended up making a nice light citrus chiffon pie which did not have whipped cream in it, in a crumb crust using Rice Chex, which is gluten free.  The filling was great, but I thought the texture of the cereal crust was weird.  My friends loved it though!  Here's how it looked:

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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/20 22:33:02 (permalink)
    We had maple glazed semi-boneless ham, scalloped potatoes, asparagus and fresh strawberry pie with real whipped cream.

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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/21 09:33:46 (permalink)
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    Felix - it was a challenge for sure, but I ended up making a nice light citrus chiffon pie which did not have whipped cream in it, in a crumb crust using Rice Chex, which is gluten free.  The filling was great, but I thought the texture of the cereal crust was weird.
    Did it have less flavor without the bell pepper?
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/21 10:13:42 (permalink)
    Beautiful job L2B!

    That looks like an extra-special dessert not "less" this & that!

    Down with the green bell peppers!
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/21 10:41:36 (permalink)
    Ham, always ham. Had one ham dinner at mom's with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (mom put marshmallow peeps on top!), corn, spinach, and snowflake rolls. Identical dinner 4 hours later at my brother's house. I'm all hammed out!
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/21 12:36:18 (permalink)
    love2bake

    Felix - it was a challenge for sure, but I ended up making a nice light citrus chiffon pie which did not have whipped cream in it, in a crumb crust using Rice Chex, which is gluten free.  The filling was great, but I thought the texture of the cereal crust was weird.  My friends loved it though!  Here's how it looked:  

    That looks great! I've done cereal crust, but only with butter (which obviously wouldn't work there). I have to admit I'm impressed. For a while they thought my grand-nephew was gluten and dairy intolerant, and we had a heck of a time coming up with things he could eat. Especially considering it was about three weeks before Christmas.
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    Re:What is your Easter meal??? 2014/04/21 20:36:25 (permalink)
    Haha you guys!  I was also bringing an appetizer, so that's where the bell pepper ban came in (also no dairy, nuts, gluten, etc.).  Thank you for the kind words, too. 
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