Easter Dinner Menu # 1
It took quite some time to make my selections and gather the links to all of these scrumptious menu items because I became so distracted during the search. There are some amazing blogs out there and the variety of recipe creations are without limit.
For this menu I began with the main dish as roasted ham, which has been fairly standard for our home-cooked feasts during this holiday. I found an intriguing version entitled “Sweet & Spicy Ham” found at “What’s Cookin’ Chicago?” and I decided this would be a perfect place to begin. I thought a great accompaniment would be “Potato Galette” with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes and sweet onions. Head over to “Yummy Supper” to check out the full recipe and beautiful photographs. Going along with our more traditional theme, we’ll add “Green Beans with Walnuts” to go with the pink ham and the lovely golden potato galette. (CBSop.com).
Because everything else is traditional, we are going to zing our guests with a more non-traditional salad. Check out “Recipe Girl” for the instructions for their version of “Marinated Kale Salad with Apples and Oranges.” This salad looks magnificent and I would be excited to serve this to my guests.
After this delicious meal it is time to wind down and relax with some dessert and coffee. Returning to my traditional boundaries I have decided on pie, found at “Cosmo Cookie.” Beautiful “Raspberry Pie” sounds so sweet-tangy and spring-like. When I perused the photographs of this pie on their website I was influenced by how simple and delicious this would be to set off a great meal. It isn’t too different, but it is a little more exotic than the more common fruit pies. I would like to pair the pie with some delicious “Iced Coffee” and I found one I liked at “Sugar & Cloth” because it looked so creamy & refreshing.
Okay – let’s recap!
Check back for Fantasy Menu Planning for Easter Dinner # 2….by DebraJ