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  1. #1
    merryb Guest

    Default Easter Dinner was...

    Out of this world, thanks to you that posted these recipes that I
    tried. We had ham with homemade fennel mustard, Pommes Americanes,and
    some fantastic baked beans (thanks to Terry "Squeaks". Also had
    steamed asparagus, Caesar Salad, & Strawberry/Spinach Salad, which was
    a big hit- thanks, Kili! For dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with cream
    cheese icing, thanks to Wayne, and Bakesale Betty's Lemon Bars. A few
    other things too, but I wanted to thank these people for posting their
    recipes that helped make our dinner great!! Hope all of yours was
    great, too. Since I post from Google, and so many of you filter it
    out, could you please help me make my thanks known?

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    merryb wrote:

    > Out of this world, thanks to you that posted these recipes that I
    > tried. We had ham with homemade fennel mustard, Pommes Americanes,and
    > some fantastic baked beans (thanks to Terry "Squeaks". Also had
    > steamed asparagus, Caesar Salad, & Strawberry/Spinach Salad, which was
    > a big hit- thanks, Kili! For dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with cream
    > cheese icing, thanks to Wayne, and Bakesale Betty's Lemon Bars. A few
    > other things too, but I wanted to thank these people for posting their
    > recipes that helped make our dinner great!! Hope all of yours was
    > great, too. Since I post from Google, and so many of you filter it
    > out, could you please help me make my thanks known?


    Ours was roasted boneless leg of lamb. I made some mint sauce for it. We
    roasted some potatoes, carrots and parsnip and steamed some broccoli. We
    were going to have asparagus but we did the shopping on Thursday to make
    sure we got some lamb before the Easter rush and I didn't want to get
    asparagus that far ahead. I forgot to go out and get some on Saturday.
    So...... broccoli instead.

    My wife's meringue shells turned out beautifully. I made some ice cream to
    serve them with and some fruit salad with pineapple, kiwis, grapes, frozen
    raspberries and banana, and chocolate sauce.




  3. #3
    merryb Guest

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    On Mar 24, 12:51*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > merryb wrote:
    > > Out of this world, thanks to you that posted these recipes that I
    > > tried. We had ham with homemade fennel mustard, Pommes Americanes,and
    > > some fantastic baked beans (thanks to Terry "Squeaks". Also had
    > > steamed asparagus, Caesar Salad, & Strawberry/Spinach Salad, which was
    > > a big hit- thanks, Kili! For dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with cream
    > > cheese icing, thanks to Wayne, and Bakesale Betty's Lemon Bars. A few
    > > other things too, but I wanted to thank these people for posting their
    > > recipes that helped make our dinner great!! Hope all of yours *was
    > > great, too. Since I post from Google, and so many of you filter it
    > > out, could you please help me make my thanks known?

    >
    > Ours was roasted *boneless leg of lamb. I made some mint sauce for it. We
    > roasted some potatoes, carrots and parsnip and steamed some broccoli. *We
    > were going to have asparagus but we did the shopping on Thursday to make
    > sure we got some lamb before the Easter rush and I didn't want to get
    > asparagus that far ahead. I forgot to go out and get some on Saturday.
    > So...... broccoli instead.
    >
    > My wife's meringue shells turned out beautifully. I made some ice cream to
    > serve them with and some fruit salad with pineapple, kiwis, grapes, frozen
    > raspberries and banana, and chocolate sauce.


    Wow- that all sounds great! What kind of ice cream did you make?

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    merryb wrote:

    >
    > > Ours was roasted boneless leg of lamb. I made some mint sauce for it. We
    > > roasted some potatoes, carrots and parsnip and steamed some broccoli. We
    > > were going to have asparagus but we did the shopping on Thursday to make
    > > sure we got some lamb before the Easter rush and I didn't want to get
    > > asparagus that far ahead. I forgot to go out and get some on Saturday.
    > > So...... broccoli instead.
    > >
    > > My wife's meringue shells turned out beautifully. I made some ice cream to
    > > serve them with and some fruit salad with pineapple, kiwis, grapes, frozen
    > > raspberries and banana, and chocolate sauce.

    >
    > Wow- that all sounds great! What kind of ice cream did you make?


    Thanks. It was delicious. I made Vanilla, but I messed up slightly and got more
    of an egg custard. My wife had used 5 egg whites for the meringues and it seemed
    like a good time to make ice cream because there were 5 egg yolks left over. The
    trick was to get out the two yolks I needed to whip up with the sugar and
    vanilla, and I was so worried about getting out two yolks that I got a little
    fixated on that process and accidentally put them in the cream, thankfully
    before it was hot. So I just beat those two into the cream and cooked them up
    with the cream and milk and then beat the rest of them to be tempered later. It
    turned out this and rich and thick.



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    jmcquown Guest

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    aem wrote:
    > On Mar 24, 11:39 am, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >> [snip]
    >> Since I post from Google, and so many of you filter it
    >> out, could you please help me make my thanks known?

    >
    > Sorry, I post from Google too, so if they filter you out, they filter
    > me out. Their loss in both cases. -aem
    >

    But neither of you post with @gmail LOL

    Jill

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Easter Dinner was...

    merryb wrote:
    > Out of this world, thanks to you that posted these recipes that I
    > tried. We had ham with homemade fennel mustard, Pommes Americanes,and
    > some fantastic baked beans (thanks to Terry "Squeaks". Also had
    > steamed asparagus, Caesar Salad, & Strawberry/Spinach Salad, which was
    > a big hit- thanks, Kili! For dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with cream
    > cheese icing, thanks to Wayne, and Bakesale Betty's Lemon Bars.
    >

    I'm glad the dinner was a success! There's a place not far from my mom's
    where you pick your own strawberries. Her neighbor told me yesterday the
    early crop of berries are nice and sweet

    Jill


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    merryb Guest

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    On Mar 24, 1:45*pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > merryb wrote:
    > > Out of this world, thanks to you that posted these recipes that I
    > > tried. We had ham with homemade fennel mustard, Pommes Americanes,and
    > > some fantastic baked beans (thanks to Terry "Squeaks". Also had
    > > steamed asparagus, Caesar Salad, & Strawberry/Spinach Salad, which was
    > > a big hit- thanks, Kili! For dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with cream
    > > cheese icing, thanks to Wayne, and Bakesale Betty's Lemon Bars.

    >
    > I'm glad the dinner was a success! *There's a place not far from my mom's
    > where you pick your own strawberries. *Her neighbor told me yesterday the
    > early crop of berries are nice and sweet
    >
    > Jill


    We won't get local berries here until about late May- June

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    cshenk Guest

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    "jmcquown" < wrote in message
    ...
    > aem wrote:
    >> On Mar 24, 11:39 am, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >>> [snip]
    >>> Since I post from Google, and so many of you filter it
    >>> out, could you please help me make my thanks known?

    >>
    >> Sorry, I post from Google too, so if they filter you out, they filter
    >> me out. Their loss in both cases. -aem
    >>

    > But neither of you post with @gmail LOL


    Bingo! Both came in fine for us that filter that way. Now, if one filters
    all 'GG', then yes, they didnt see either of them I guess.

    Thats why I dont do it that way.



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    ravenlynne Guest

    Default Re: Easter Dinner was...

    merryb wrote:
    > Out of this world, thanks to you that posted these recipes that I
    > tried. We had ham with homemade fennel mustard, Pommes Americanes,and
    > some fantastic baked beans (thanks to Terry "Squeaks". Also had
    > steamed asparagus, Caesar Salad, & Strawberry/Spinach Salad, which was
    > a big hit- thanks, Kili! For dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with cream
    > cheese icing, thanks to Wayne, and Bakesale Betty's Lemon Bars. A few
    > other things too, but I wanted to thank these people for posting their
    > recipes that helped make our dinner great!! Hope all of yours was
    > great, too. Since I post from Google, and so many of you filter it
    > out, could you please help me make my thanks known?


    Sounds like it was great!

    Our Menu:
    Mimosas made with Blood Orange juice
    Deviled eggs
    Spinach/strawberry salad (not kili's but one I got from allrecipes. So
    good!)
    Roast lamb with gravy
    Cherry stuffed ham with peach glaze
    Peppery scalloped potatoes
    Roast potatoes/carrots/onions

    For dessert our guests brought a pecan pie and an Italian easter
    cake...(brand name Baouli, titled "La Columba"...haven't cut it yet
    actually...I don't generally like the italian easter cakes....very dry.)

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    merryb Guest

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    On Mar 25, 3:18*am, ravenlynne <ravenly...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > merryb wrote:
    > > Out of this world, thanks to you that posted these recipes that I
    > > tried. We had ham with homemade fennel mustard, Pommes Americanes,and
    > > some fantastic baked beans (thanks to Terry "Squeaks". Also had
    > > steamed asparagus, Caesar Salad, & Strawberry/Spinach Salad, which was
    > > a big hit- thanks, Kili! For dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with cream
    > > cheese icing, thanks to Wayne, and Bakesale Betty's Lemon Bars. A few
    > > other things too, but I wanted to thank these people for posting their
    > > recipes that helped make our dinner great!! Hope all of yours *was
    > > great, too. Since I post from Google, and so many of you filter it
    > > out, could you please help me make my thanks known?

    >
    > Sounds like it was great!
    >
    > Our Menu:
    > Mimosas made with Blood Orange juice
    > Deviled eggs
    > Spinach/strawberry salad (not kili's but one I got from allrecipes. So
    > good!)
    > Roast lamb with gravy
    > Cherry stuffed ham with peach glaze
    > Peppery scalloped potatoes
    > Roast potatoes/carrots/onions
    >
    > For dessert our guests brought a pecan pie and an Italian easter
    > cake...(brand name Baouli, titled "La Columba"...haven't cut it yet
    > actually...I don't generally like the italian easter cakes....very dry.)
    >
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    > **** you TWOP forums.


    Wow- your dinner sounds great, too! I'm really liking the strawberry/
    spinach salad. I used the last bit of Balsamico I had, so I guess I
    will have to go up to Delaurenti's to get some more!

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    Goomba38 Guest

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    ravenlynne wrote:

    > Our Menu:
    > Mimosas made with Blood Orange juice
    > Deviled eggs
    > Spinach/strawberry salad (not kili's but one I got from allrecipes. So
    > good!)
    > Roast lamb with gravy
    > Cherry stuffed ham with peach glaze
    > Peppery scalloped potatoes
    > Roast potatoes/carrots/onions
    >

    Reminds me of a dinner party (pot luck) I once attended where all three
    guests brought potatoes (all prepared differently) and no one brought
    any vegetable side dishes. LOL It was good for a laugh at the time.

    Tell me about the cherry stuffed ham? Were they fresh cherries? What else..?

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    ravenlynne Guest

    Default Re: Easter Dinner was...

    merryb wrote:

    > Wow- your dinner sounds great, too! I'm really liking the strawberry/
    > spinach salad. I used the last bit of Balsamico I had, so I guess I
    > will have to go up to Delaurenti's to get some more!


    Here's the recipe to the one I made. It's from allrecipes.com titled
    "Springtime Spinach Salad." I used balsamic instead of cider vinegar
    because it was all I had besides the plain white I had for dying eggs.
    Also, I used blood orange segments (they were on sale at Carrefour)
    instead of the mandarin oranges and completely forgot the croutons:

    > NGREDIENTS
    >
    > * 2 eggs
    > * 4 slices bacon
    > * 5 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
    > * 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
    > * 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
    > * 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
    > * 1 kiwi, sliced
    > * 1/2 mandarin orange, peeled and segmented
    > *
    > * 1/4 cup ketchup
    > * 1/4 cup water
    > * 1/4 cup olive oil
    > * 1/4 cup brown sugar
    > * 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    > * 1/2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
    > * 1 dash garlic powder
    > * salt and pepper to taste
    > * 1 cup seasoned croutons


    > DIRECTIONS
    >
    > 1. Place the eggs in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover, and let eggs stand in hot water for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from hot water and cool. Peel, chop, and set aside.
    > 2. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium high heat until crisp and evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
    > 3. In a large bowl, toss together the eggs, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, strawberries, onion, kiwi, and orange.
    > 4. In a separate bowl, mix the ketchup, water, olive oil, brown sugar, cider vinegar, and brown mustard. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salad mixture, and top the salad with croutons.



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    ravenlynne Guest

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    Goomba38 wrote:
    > Reminds me of a dinner party (pot luck) I once attended where all three
    > guests brought potatoes (all prepared differently) and no one brought
    > any vegetable side dishes. LOL It was good for a laugh at the time.
    >
    > Tell me about the cherry stuffed ham? Were they fresh cherries? What
    > else..?


    LOL..I made it that way on purpose...I really wanted scalloped with the
    ham, but my husband doesn't like it, so we had one of each. There were
    tons of carrots in the roasted dish and with the salad I figured it was
    enough. Our guests brought store bought potato salad. yay.

    Basically for the ham, I took 1/2 orange juice, brought it to a boil
    then added the cherries, moved from heat and let them sit. After they
    were cooled I made slits in the ham and shoved them in. During the last
    10 minutes of baking I added the glaze which was peach preserves, a
    splash of orange juice and the remaining cherries that I didn't stuff
    in. Made the skin taste nice and a nice sauce as well.

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    jmcquown Guest

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    Goomba38 wrote:
    > ravenlynne wrote:
    >
    >> Our Menu:
    >> Mimosas made with Blood Orange juice
    >> Deviled eggs
    >> Spinach/strawberry salad (not kili's but one I got from allrecipes.
    >> So good!)
    >> Roast lamb with gravy
    >> Cherry stuffed ham with peach glaze
    >> Peppery scalloped potatoes
    >> Roast potatoes/carrots/onions
    >>

    > Reminds me of a dinner party (pot luck) I once attended where all
    > three guests brought potatoes (all prepared differently) and no one
    > brought
    > any vegetable side dishes. LOL It was good for a laugh at the time.
    >

    At least it wasn't all desserts!

    Jill

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