The Easter Feast

Let’s start by focusing on what I liked about our Easter dinner. I set a very nice table, don’t you think? I love getting out our table linens and china, and making some kind of centerpiece. The side dishes were our standard family favorites: roasted potatoes, carrots, and brussels sprouts, pan-fried asparagus, cherry cola Jell-O, and mini croissants. Nothing terribly fancy, but dependably delicious. And the dessert was great. I tried a new recipe for a lemon curd swirl cheesecake with a homemade strawberry sauce. It took hours to get the whole thing made yesterday, but it looked and tasted great, so it was worth it. Those are all good things about our Easter dinner!

You may have noticed I didn’t mention the lamb. Despite the fact that I followed the recipe exactly (a recipe I have successfully made in the past, for the record), the lamb was way overdone. I don’t care what anybody who was at the dinner table said…it was not good. And since that was supposed to be the star of the meal, that was a huge disappointment to the chef.

Anyway, I’m going to try to focus on what I liked about the meal. And maybe not make lamb again next year.

The 2016 Easter Feast

Of course a holiday means a family feast!

I went with a primarily gold and white table again this year…I think it’s very Easter-y. And as always, our new Paschal candle was the centerpiece:

This year’s menu was a little bit the same as last year’s, and a little bit different. We had roast lamb, a lovely trio of vegetables (asparagus, carrots, and brussels sprouts), roast potatoes, Jell-O “salad” and some mini croissants that were a huge hit!

For dessert, there was a choice of carrot cake or French silk pie…two of my favorites:


We have enough leftover lamb to enjoy gyros for dinner tomorrow…it’s a feast that keeps on giving!

Tasty Tuesday–Gyros

Since we had leftover Easter lamb, I decided to try making gyros, complete with homemade tzatziki sauce. I was quite impressed with the end result!


A Feast for a Festival Day

This year, I decided to try something new for Easter…I made lamb!


We also had a variety of vegetables (including not only green, but also purple Brussels sprouts!), roast potatoes, and our favorite Jell-o “salad”:

For dessert, I tried a new recipe for a fruit and ice cream cake:


I love any opportunity for a special family meal!