This is what I’m making this year . . . a tried and true success from last Easter. I decided last year to go zooming out onto the skinny branches and make leg of lamb for Easter dinner. The reason this is definitely skinny branch level is that I have no real clear idea of what lamb is supposed to taste like. This is an ok situation on a normal experimental family dinner night – but when you’re having company and it’s Easter and you’re cooking something you’ve only had once or twice before and you aren’t totally sure what it’s supposed to turn out like . . . that’s some stress. Last year I was further thwarted by having an oven that had no clear identifying marks to tell you what the temperature was inside there. So as I was shopping around for recipes and I came across a grilled leg of lamb – I jumped at it. And as it turned out it was supremely good! Plus it had the added Read More
I can’t believe we just haven’t put up one single post about Easter yet. What a crazy ball drop. I have been gathering up the menu items and thinking, thinking about where I will put everyone and how. My dishes will be perfect, even if I don’t know where the tables will go.
I bought my Easter lilies today, and they are still simply buds (I want them to be out on the day). I usually just cut the stem and take off the lower leaves and put the lilies in a tall white vase. It is very striking and it gets them out of the dirt. They last just as long and look gorgeous. Not that I have anything against the dirt. I just like them in a vase. I can fit two stems in one vase,Â so I usually have a really pretty Easter lily show that will go on for some time.
Someone suggested that we toast Easter for a full week after the fact. I’m all for that though I don’t have enough champagne in the house. But I did buy some sparkling wine to serve with dessert. We do a very simple Easter menu: ham, several kinds of salads (pasta, green, potato, and this year a cabbage and grape salad that one of the guests will bring), rolls and deviled eggs, and of course, jello of some sort or other. Rachel will do dessert for me and Heather can make a fruit platter look like it is leftover from a photo shoot.
I know a bunch of you must cook leg of lamb. Some of you may be serving prime rib. I’d love to hear your menus, so pop a comment up with your ideas. We still have time! And happy Easter planning.