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    Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    I'm cooking an Easter dinner for my family of 15 on Sunday.
    Seems I'm always 'elected' to host holiday meals because I'm such a great cook, with all the credit and thanks to the Food Network and allrecipes.com

    Heres the menu:

    Either Garlic Prime Rib or AB's Brined Roast Turkey (we are not big ham eaters)
    Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes
    Lemon & Almond green beans
    Spinach Strawberry Salad with balsamic viniagrette
    Crusty french bread rolls

    And for the ta-da desert:

    My famous secret Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting! YUM!

    What are you cooking or having??


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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Honeybaked Ham with their sides (yum!).

    I might bake a coconut cake. We'll see how well I feel.
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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by DizDee View Post
    I'm cooking an Easter dinner for my family of 15 on Sunday.
    Seems I'm always 'elected' to host holiday meals because I'm such a great cook, with all the credit and thanks to the Food Network and allrecipes.com

    Heres the menu:

    Either Garlic Prime Rib or AB's Brined Roast Turkey (we are not big ham eaters)
    Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes
    Lemon & Almond green beans
    Spinach Strawberry Salad with balsamic viniagrette
    Crusty french bread rolls

    And for the ta-da desert:

    My famous secret Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting! YUM!

    What are you cooking or having??


    Hmm - looks like we'll be having dinner with you!

    That menu sounds/ looks fabulous.

    We'll be having a smaller dinner (just DH, my parents and me) and will go with the traditional ham. Plus, green beans w/ almonds, scalloped sweet/white potatoes, rice and possibly a green salad.

    Not sure about dessert.
    She did it!


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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Wow what a coincidence I am cooking for about 15 (maybe more) too!! It is okay we have been having Easter and Thanksgiving over my house for the last 3 years, I enjoy all the cooking.

    For dinner I'm making:
    • Honeybaked ham with my raisen sauce
    • lasagna and meatballs
    • oven roasted potatoes
    • candied yams
    • green bean casserole
    • pasta salad
    • corn
    • baked stuffed shrimp
    Desserts:
    • key lime parfait
    • bread pudding ala mode with banana foster sauce
    • chocolate mousse in chocolate dessert shells
    Appetizers:
    • deviled eggs
    • strawberry and pineapple fruit plate with cream cheese fruit dip
    • various cheeses and cracker plate

    Plus my Mom said she was bringing her rice pudding and sister in law is making Italian annisette cookies.

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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    We are also hosting Easter for our families (which I prefer than to go anywhere) Our menu:

    Honey Glazed Ham
    Roast
    Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
    Homemade Mac N Cheese (yummy)
    Glazed carrotts
    Garlic and butter fresh green beans
    Garlic rolls

    Not sure yet about dessert, I think my Mom is bringing something, and we have a tiramisu (sp?)

    I love holiday meals

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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    We are having Easter at our house for the first time in a few years. I am keeping the menu simple and light:

    Honey Baked Ham (yum!)
    Chinese Chicken Cole Slaw
    Baby Greens Salad with veggies
    Fruit Salad
    Delived Eggs

    Dessert is going to be Rice Krispie Treats and Easter candy.
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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Bar-B-Que time at Chez Oogie!!!

    New York Strips
    Bar-B-Que Chicken in Texas style sauce
    Corn on the cob
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Spinach Salad in Raspberry Vinagarette dressing
    Margaritta Cheesecake for desert.
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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spidergrrrl View Post
    Hmm - looks like we'll be having dinner with you!
    Well, come on over! Hey when you're cookin for 15, what's four more!
    But, it sounds similar to what you are having.

    OMG - everyone else's menus are making me hungry!!!
    It ALL sounds delish!
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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Magic View Post
    For dinner I'm making:
    • Honeybaked ham with my raisen sauce
    • lasagna and meatballs
    • oven roasted potatoes
    • candied yams
    • green bean casserole
    • pasta salad
    • corn
    • baked stuffed shrimp
    Desserts:
    • key lime parfait
    • bread pudding ala mode with banana foster sauce
    • chocolate mousse in chocolate dessert shells
    Appetizers:
    • deviled eggs
    • strawberry and pineapple fruit plate with cream cheese fruit dip
    • various cheeses and cracker plate
    WOW! You go all out!!!
    ~~Jodi~~
    Next WDW trip coming up 10-5-10 to 10-15-10, Wilderness Lodge Villas.




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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by DizDee View Post
    Well, come on over! Hey when you're cookin for 15, what's four more!
    But, it sounds similar to what you are having.

    OMG - everyone else's menus are making me hungry!!!
    It ALL sounds delish!
    Yes it does all sound good!

    I think I will be making pineapple bread pudding for dessert.
    She did it!


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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by DizDee View Post
    WOW! You go all out!!!

    Thanks, I know it is a lot of work but I enjoy doing it. I am actually going to start cooking tomorrow evening for my sauce for the lasagna and meatballs, starting some of the desserts and preparing the fruits, dips and cheeses for the platters. Just about everything is being made from scratch too except for the yams they are from a can

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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Just for the hubby and myself. Family is too far away...

    Just took a beef tenderloin roast out of the freezer. Don't know what else. Definitely thinking about asparagus someway. Then there is the constant war of potatoes (me) vs. rice (hubby). If I'm cooking, guess what will win?

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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Magic View Post
    Thanks, I know it is a lot of work but I enjoy doing it. I am actually going to start cooking tomorrow evening for my sauce for the lasagna and meatballs, starting some of the desserts and preparing the fruits, dips and cheeses for the platters. Just about everything is being made from scratch too except for the yams they are from a can
    I know this is last minute and all, and you're on the other coast and all..........but can I come over?
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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by frecky View Post
    I know this is last minute and all, and you're on the other coast and all..........but can I come over?

    Sure the more the merrier. There will certainly be enough food. If you can't make it I'll send you over some goodies.

    It would be nice to have friends over also. Too much of family can make me go crazy (that is why I spend so much time in the kitchen)
    Last edited by Disney Magic; 04-06-2007 at 07:25 PM.

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    Re: Anyone else cooking Easter Dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Magic View Post
    It would be nice to have friends over also. Too much of family can make me go crazy (that is why I spend so much time in the kitchen)
    Truer words have never been spoken!! We host all the holidays and everyone pitches in and brings something. So my Mother-in-law will bring some rolls (one year they were stale) and some wine (I kid you not - one year they just brought the wine-in-a-box that was already open in their fridge). My mom has in the past gone shopping with me before a big event meal and help pay for the costs, which is very nice. Nowadays, she asks what to bring and usually forgets to bring all of it! My dad and stepmom are the best - if I ask for a dessert, she finds something that complements the menu and makes it. My stepmom and I tend to just live in the kitchen until it is time to eat and let everyone else visit. It's hard when you have the only kids! My kids have cousins, but they live in Texas, Maine and Tennessee!! So, really, they don't KNOW they have cousins much.



    Back on topic - I got tired of spending all the $$ on the meal and not even getting help with the dishes, so I used Jeff's cancer as my excuse this year and we are going to a dinner buffet - at a casino!! The menu:
    Meat Lovers Favorites
    Carved Prime Rib, Carved Roasted Pig, Roast Pork Loin w/ Apple Stuffing, Huckleberry BBQ Baby Back Ribs,

    Seafood Lovers Delights
    Ginger Baked Salmon, King Crab Leg, Scampi, Lobster Fettuccini, Tempura Prawns, Cold Poached Salmon, Orange Roughy w/ Mango Salsa, Chilean Sea Bass, Steamed Opaka Paka, Chilled Dungeness Crab

    The Creekside all time favorite Chicken entrée
    Chicken Cordon Bleu
    Delicious Side Dishes
    Roasted Red Potatoes, Buttered Squash, Persian Sweet Rice
    Our Unforgettable Salad Bar and Fresh Fruit

    Our Delicious Dessert Bar and Everyone’s favorites Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Strawberries w/ Devonshire Cream
    All for $22.95!!

    Jeff took one look at the menu and said "yep, we're eating there!"
    I love my awesome crazy wonderful friends!!

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    then 10 seconds later you’d be playing like you were best friends?"
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