What's on the menu for Easter?

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2013/03/31 09:33:52 (permalink)

What's on the menu for Easter?

Happy Easter.....the past Easters our family of four has rotated meals....our two teenagers are fussy...at least my son is...no ham...er, no lamb thanks......so since it's just us, my wife suggested we go to a restaurant....So this is our first big holiday eating out. Do any of you eat out? What is on your menu, if not?
 
     AND HAVE A HAPPY, ENJOYABLE EASTER!
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 09:44:57 (permalink)
    How about a bone in smoked ham, salad, yams, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans out of the garden with onion, garlic and smoked hog jowl and home made yeast rolls
     
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 10:16:38 (permalink)
    Paul, That sounds so good!
    Lee, Over the years I have dealt with at least one picky eater and I like holiday's to be a time when everyone in the family looks forward to at least one component of the celebratory meal! For us it is a roasted leg of lamb, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise and steamed green beans. No big dessert. Candy will suffice!
    Happy Easter everyone! 
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 10:22:42 (permalink)
    PASTA!  And lots of other stuff.
     
    Happy Easter To All
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 12:09:44 (permalink)
    Oh yeah, Easter Pasta...usually Lasagna for us!!!
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 12:19:26 (permalink)
    I found out on Friday that I was making Easter dinner, and didn't have time to run to the store again. Eating out is verboten in my family, but I have no earthly idea why. Luckily, I had bought a ham since they were ridiculously cheap, so last night around midnight I came up with my menu. Never underestimate the value of a well-stocked pantry!
     
    Baked ham, sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter, broccoli-cheddar casserole, marinated mushrooms (put them in marinade just before I went to bed, then they'll be sauteed in butter), tossed salad, and Grands biscuits (I am yeast inept even if I had time).
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 12:21:52 (permalink)
    4 different kinds of kielbasa, ham, eggs, fresh horseradish, horseradish with beets, homemade butter and cheese, paska and lots of booze.
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 12:37:17 (permalink)
    gostillerz
    Where do you buy your kielbasa?  We'll be in Beaver County in April and would like to bring some back.
    Paul
    Your meal sounds wonderful! 
     
    Since it's just the two of us we're having rack of lamb, asparagus and "turned" glazed carrots and turnips.  I miss my mother's Easter cake which was white cake with white cooked frosting, covered with coconut.  Between the layers was a mixture of frosting, chopped maraschino cherries and chopped walnuts.  I made it once and it took me all day.....she could whip one up in about an hour!
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 13:18:41 (permalink)
    My gosh, gostillerz - that sounds awesome! 
    Btw, do you make the paska, too, or do you have a good bakery nearby?
     
    Had a Dutch baby pancake with blueberry compote for breakfast and taking some bbq beef sliders to a pot luck buffet this afternoon.
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 13:37:07 (permalink)
    Everyone's meals sound so good! I just had a request from one of my kids to make Yorkshire puddings like I did with the prime rib last week. Never did that with lamb before but I aim to please so I'm making them. Maybe it will be a new tradition!
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 14:34:43 (permalink)
    I cooked a beef wellington for the family. We'd done it once before, probably 12 years ago using only duxelle with no foie gras as is traditional. We couldn't find that recipe so I googled and got a recipe for 'ultimate' beef wellington by Tyler Florence. The whole dinner menu looked good so I cooked the whole thing...roasted garlic and herbed fingerling potatoes , green peppercorn cream sauce and wilted winter green salad... It all came out great..
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 15:33:54 (permalink)
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    gostillerz
    Where do you buy your kielbasa?  We'll be in Beaver County in April and would like to bring some back.
    Paul
    Your meal sounds wonderful! 

    Since it's just the two of us we're having rack of lamb, asparagus and "turned" glazed carrots and turnips.  I miss my mother's Easter cake which was white cake with white cooked frosting, covered with coconut.  Between the layers was a mixture of frosting, chopped maraschino cherries and chopped walnuts.  I made it once and it took me all day.....she could whip one up in about an hour!


    There's a butcher here that makes a few good kinds, same with a Shop n Save nearby. Sometime I make my own, but I was lazy this year. Was thinking of ordering some from a place in Parma and Piast in NY, but did get to it in time. My mom makes the paska, but I miss my Baba's.

    Oh, the butcher is Paul's Market at the corner of PA65 and PA588 which is in between Beaver Falls and New Brighton (the country part). The Shop n Save is on PA65 in Rochester. That store is really nice, they make their own horseradish and other hunky foods.
    post edited by gostillerz - 2013/03/31 15:37:33
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 17:36:52 (permalink)
    Stopped at a new Fresh and Easy grocery store the other day and saw a beautiful, 8 pound spiral cut ham for $16.  I thought that was a great price not knowing what the price should be.  I do know that spriral Honeybaked Hams cost an arm and a leg so I bought it.
     
    At the register everything was another 25% off!
     
    This ham cost a total of $12!
     

     
    Going to serve it with baked yams and roasted asparagus.
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 17:38:43 (permalink)
    Happy Easter, Everyone!
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 18:08:39 (permalink)
    And Plated...
     
    (We only had one yam!)
     

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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 19:12:24 (permalink)
    gostillerz
    Thanks for the info!  I can find Paul's Market, it's on Mercer Rd.  I never shopped at the Shop n Save, even though I lived in Rochester, my mother preferred Giant Eagle.  We will have to stop at both next time we're in Beaver Co.  Thanks!   
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 19:28:37 (permalink)
    Roast lamb, asparagus with hollandaise, mashed potatoes and Yorkshire puddings!



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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 20:02:29 (permalink)
    At the last second, the cinnamon butter was nixed, but I also found out I had to make a dessert. So...root beer-glazed ham, baked sweet potatoes, broccoli-cheddar casserole, Mushrooms Oriental, tossed salad, Grands biscuits, and pineapple-mandarin orange dessert. Yes, for two people. I'm not cooking again until Thursday.
     

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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 20:18:35 (permalink)
    Lovely dinner.
     
    Which salad dressing did you use?
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 20:31:07 (permalink)
    We went out for the first time in a while. The food was quite good with prime rib, stuffed shrimp, filet of sole which I haven't had in years and a few other things. You know it was the oddest thing though, this is a high end restaurant for our area with nice glassware etc and they served our ice tea in paper cups with the Fla Lottery logo on them. All the other drinks (don't know about soda) were served in their regular glassware.
    The noise level in the place was unbelievable and my 87 year old MIL had to turn off her hearing aids because of the background noise.
    We enjoyed the food though.
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/03/31 22:56:23 (permalink)
    Agnes - those Yorkshire puddings are a thing of beauty!
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/01 00:05:44 (permalink)
    I just went for a plate of leftovers, and ended up only eating a biscuit and some pineapple-orange fluff because I really want asparagus, or potatoes, or Yorkshire pudding. I did, however, have a couple of slices of pickled beets.
     
    I had the Newman's raspberry-walnut vinaigrette, mom did the ranch. If she was remotely predictable I could've just gotten out those two, but I've learned to just put every kind we have open on the table.
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/01 00:26:45 (permalink)
    I love choices.
     
    I would have put blue cheese on my pickled beets if I had either.
     
    Maybe a mix of the raspberry and blue cheese on the salad.
     
    I want rolls.  Rolls with blue cheese are also good.
     
    Maybe I just want blue cheese dressing.
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/01 06:29:52 (permalink)
    Kroger had Boston Butts on sale a week or 2 ago for $1.09/lb so I bought five of them, and fixed one for Easter dinner along with homemade green beans, coleslaw and potato salad.
    Very nice meal and the kids took a few leftovers home with them.
    First Easter with our first grandson who is just 4 months old.
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/01 07:20:19 (permalink)
    Great dinner at my sil's house:
    Glazed spiral cut ham on the grill
    quiches-spinach mushroom and asparagus cheddar
    fresh asst. berry salad
    baked apple pancake
    potato casserole
    salted caramel cake
    It was a lovely day.
     
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/02 15:15:48 (permalink)
    Everyone's dinners sound and look so wonderful, with time spent with family and loved ones.    My family's back east, so a few of us "orphans" went to a Zydeco dance party with a pot luck buffet.  Some of the highlights included seafood gumbo with full-body shrimps in it, pig's feet (no, I didn't try them), and lots of ham.  There were salads and a whole bunch of desserts, the most notable being homemade rhubarb and raspberry crisp and a shoofly cake.  And Peeps. I had never been to a Zydeco gig before, and it was a hoot, and totally packed, even on Easter.  Definitely going again.
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/02 19:37:44 (permalink)
    love2bake, That sounds like so much fun and delicious too!!
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/02 20:36:42 (permalink)
    That does it.  I have to buy some rhubarb.
     
    I love Zydeco music.  You can't help but keep time with your foot.
     
    Or entire body!
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/03 01:00:03 (permalink)
    YES!!!  And impossible to have a bad time when that music's playing.  I honestly hadn't even known the name Zydeco for that music, so looked it up online and got hooked right away.  Never would've imagined this was happening in Silicon Valley...
     
    Not finding rhubarb at the markets here yet.  You have it in SoCal?
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    Re:What's on the menu for Easter? 2013/04/03 01:42:25 (permalink)
    Not yet.  I usually buy it in May for Mother's Day.
     
    Bristol Farms has frozen if I just can't wait.
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