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  1. #1
    Judy Haffner Guest

    Default Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?


    Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    here for dinner later in the day.

    Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.

    Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    anything special? For sure I have to make my Hot Cross Buns, and
    probably will either have a light lemony dessert, or maybe just lemon
    meringue pie. Might make a decorated cake for the grandchildren. I'm
    just in the thinking stage right now, and might change my mind on a few
    things.

    So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?

    Judy


  2. #2
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:59:44 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:
    >
    > Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    > weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    > usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    > here for dinner later in the day.


    Your Easter Sunday is more involved than mine

    > Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    > always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.


    We always have lamb... if I am in charge of the meal and I usually am.
    >
    > Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    > anything special?


    No.

    > For sure I have to make my Hot Cross Buns, and
    > probably will either have a light lemony dessert, or maybe just lemon
    > meringue pie. Might make a decorated cake for the grandchildren. I'm
    > just in the thinking stage right now, and might change my mind on a few
    > things.
    >
    > So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >

    I'm eating at home and haven't given Easter a thought yet. Thanks for
    the head's up on how close Easter is!

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  3. #3
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:59:44 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:

    >So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >
    >Judy


    I am not sure where I will be yet..but there is a chance I will be in
    Thousand Oaks, CA. Not sure if I will be working or not..but if not,
    I may just fix myself an Easter dinner.

    At that time of year in southern Cal, the strawberries are in really
    just coming into full season. So I expect them to be on the menu
    somehow in some springish dessert. Maybe not shortcake, but something
    to showcase them.

    I will have to get to one of the glorious farmers markets there, to
    see what is around. Chances are high that asparagus will be widely
    available... so it may be on my menu in some form or another.

    If I can find green garlic, I will probably get some of that to use
    maybe in a soup. Or maybe little souffles..

    Lamb. I love lamb. So maybe something with lamb..not sure what yet.
    And little new potatoes should be in the farmers markets as
    well..really new potatoes.

    I cannot really plan a menu until I know what is happening.. I might
    scale it way back anyway, as that type of menu really requires
    guests.. Anyone in that area of southern Cal?

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  4. #4
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?


    "Judy Haffner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    > weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    > usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    > here for dinner later in the day.
    >
    > Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    > always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.
    >
    > Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    > anything special? For sure I have to make my Hot Cross Buns, and
    > probably will either have a light lemony dessert, or maybe just lemon
    > meringue pie. Might make a decorated cake for the grandchildren. I'm
    > just in the thinking stage right now, and might change my mind on a few
    > things.
    >
    > So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >
    > Judy


    We don't really do anything special except that if we are at my parent's
    house there will be dessert. We only have dessert on special occasions.
    Well some of us do. I very rarely have dessert, ever.

    Hopefully the eggs will come out right this year. For the past two years
    they were inedible because apparently I didn't cook them for long enough.
    When they are cooked right, my husband and daughter will have boiled eggs
    for breakfast. That's another thing we rarely have.

    No clue what we will be eating if we go to my parent's house. Everyone in
    the family has different dietary needs and restrictions so it is next to
    impossible to come up with something we all can eat. My mom has done ham
    some years but I won't eat ham. I just bring my own food when there is ham.



  5. #5
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On 3/21/2012 12:24 AM, sf wrote:
    > On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:59:44 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    > wrote:
    >>
    >> Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    >> weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    >> usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    >> here for dinner later in the day.

    >
    > Your Easter Sunday is more involved than mine


    Same same.

    >
    >> Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    >> always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.

    >
    > We always have lamb... if I am in charge of the meal and I usually am.
    >>
    >> Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    >> anything special?

    >
    > No.
    >
    >> For sure I have to make my Hot Cross Buns, and
    >> probably will either have a light lemony dessert, or maybe just lemon
    >> meringue pie. Might make a decorated cake for the grandchildren. I'm
    >> just in the thinking stage right now, and might change my mind on a few
    >> things.
    >>
    >> So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >>

    > I'm eating at home and haven't given Easter a thought yet. Thanks for
    > the head's up on how close Easter is!
    >


    I don't know what we're doing yet. Holidays are always family but this
    year my brother and his family are going to his in-laws for Easter. My
    sister is very sick and we don't know what she's doing yet, but she
    might not come for family dinner. That leaves mom and me and we might
    just go out to eat.


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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    My parents always served us Bunny rabbit stew when we were kids so I
    continue the tradition.

    http://archiearchive.files.wordpress...nal-poster.jpg

    -sw

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:59:44 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:

    >
    >So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >
    >Judy


    Same as we've had for the past 46 years and what our parent and
    grandparents made for 20 years prior to that. Ham, potato salad,
    apple sauce. .

    Little planning involved.


  8. #8
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:54:21 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >My parents always served us Bunny rabbit stew when we were kids so I
    >continue the tradition.


    I've got a couple bunnies in the freezer-- but I've got to wait until
    it is just my son and I to eat them. Not much chance that mom and
    daughter will take a road trip on Easter sunday--- but you never
    know.<g>

    >
    >http://archiearchive.files.wordpress...nal-poster.jpg



    My wife got married at 38 so for years she *that* aunt to her 15
    neices and nephews-- the one that shows up with a carload of presents
    to every occassion. 35 years ago, with a carload of kids and
    easter stuff, one fateful Easter morning she smushed 'the easter
    bunny'. I'd like to share that poster with her, but I'm afraid she
    isn't ready for it yet.

    Jim

  9. #9
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:59:44 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:

    >
    >Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    >weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    >usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    >here for dinner later in the day.
    >
    >Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    >always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.
    >
    >Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    >anything special? For sure I have to make my Hot Cross Buns, and
    >probably will either have a light lemony dessert, or maybe just lemon
    >meringue pie. Might make a decorated cake for the grandchildren. I'm
    >just in the thinking stage right now, and might change my mind on a few
    >things.
    >
    >So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >
    >Judy


    What's there to plan. Easter is the day for Eggs. Colored Hard boiled
    eggs, marshmallow eggs, whipped creme eggs, and more eggs. The Easter
    bunny lays all those eggs and expects us to eat them. That's what I do.


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    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On 3/20/2012 11:59 PM, Judy Haffner wrote:
    >
    > Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    > weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    > usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    > here for dinner later in the day.
    >
    > Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    > always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.
    >
    > Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    > anything special? For sure I have to make my Hot Cross Buns, and
    > probably will either have a light lemony dessert, or maybe just lemon
    > meringue pie. Might make a decorated cake for the grandchildren. I'm
    > just in the thinking stage right now, and might change my mind on a few
    > things.
    >
    > So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?


    Nothing fancy this year. Can't afford a really good ham so we're having
    a ham loaf. There's this place up in Butler, PA (I hope it's still
    there) that makes an awesome ham loaf. I'm not that crazy about ham
    loaf in general but this one is really good.

    We will also have scalloped potatoes and a salad of spinach, romaine,
    and strawberries with a homemade poppy seed and sesame seed dressing.
    My aunt is making all this at her house. She may also make Italian
    Easter bread but I'm not fond of that. I'm bringing dessert - an Orange
    Chiffon cake (from the old Betty Crocker cookbook. It's a favorite of
    mine. Been making it for 40 years, but I haven't made it in a while
    and I'm craving it.

    Kate


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    Until you bite their heads off.
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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:49:20 -0400, Kate Connally
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm bringing dessert - an Orange
    > Chiffon cake (from the old Betty Crocker cookbook. It's a favorite of
    > mine. Been making it for 40 years, but I haven't made it in a while
    > and I'm craving it.


    I love Betty Crocker recipes from the old red/orange book. They
    always turn out just they way you expect them to. Have you ever tried
    making the Two-Egg Yellow chiffon Cake on pg 109? I'd try the orange
    version if I knew someone besides me would eat it. I've made the
    applesauce cake on pg 104 in the past - it was easy & delicious.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  12. #12
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    sf wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:49:20 -0400, Kate Connally
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm bringing dessert - an Orange
    > > Chiffon cake (from the old Betty Crocker cookbook. It's a favorite of
    > > mine. Been making it for 40 years, but I haven't made it in a while
    > > and I'm craving it.

    >
    > I love Betty Crocker recipes from the old red/orange book. They
    > always turn out just they way you expect them to. Have you ever tried
    > making the Two-Egg Yellow chiffon Cake on pg 109? I'd try the orange
    > version if I knew someone besides me would eat it. I've made the
    > applesauce cake on pg 104 in the past - it was easy & delicious.


    I must have an older (or newer) copy...those pages/recipes don't mesh. Mine
    is a 1978 copy.

    Gary

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 06:32:55 -0600, [email protected] wrote:

    > What's there to plan. Easter is the day for Eggs. Colored Hard boiled
    > eggs, marshmallow eggs, whipped creme eggs, and more eggs. The Easter
    > bunny lays all those eggs and expects us to eat them. That's what I do.


    The same idiot who posts all the trolls.

    -sw

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    Judy Haffner Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?


    sf wrote;

    >I love Betty Crocker recipes from the old
    > red/orange book. They always turn out
    > just they way you expect them to. Have
    > you ever tried making the Two-Egg
    > Yellow chiffon Cake on pg 109? I'd try
    > the orange version if I knew someone
    > besides me would eat it. I've made the
    > applesauce cake on pg 104 in the past -
    > it was easy & delicious.


    I don't have the same edition you have apparently. I received mine in
    1958 for a wedding shower gift, and was my "bible" back then, as learned
    all the basics about cooking from good ol' Betty Crocker, and still
    often refer to it today.

    A lot of the recipes are probably the same in most of their earlier
    editions. I have made the Two-Egg Chiffon Cake, and I wrote above it,
    that it wasn't very good, but sure don't remember now. I have made the
    regular Chiffon Cake in there with the 9 eggs, vanilla extract and lemon
    rind, and also the Orange Chiffon, and both are excellent. My favorite
    cake of all is the "New" Maraschino Nut Cake. My mother's favorite cake
    was always the Black Midnight Cake, and then I'd make my own Seven
    Minute Frosting for it, and made a thick chocolate sauce and drizzle it
    over the top and down the sides. It was so rich, it would make my toes
    curl, but she loved it. I never made the Applesauce Cake, as that is one
    of my least liked cakes (that and Carrot Cake) but made so many other
    cakes over the years from there, and many of the cookies are favorites.
    Still use the Dumpling recipe in there every time I make them.

    Judy


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    Judy Haffner Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?


    Kate Connally wrote:

    >We will also have scalloped potatoes
    > and a salad of spinach, romaine, and
    > strawberries with a homemade poppy
    > seed and sesame seed dressing. My
    > aunt is making all this at her house. She
    > may also make Italian Easter bread but
    > I'm not fond of that. I'm bringing dessert
    > - an Orange Chiffon cake (from the old
    > Betty Crocker cookbook. It's a favorite
    > of mine. Been making it for 40 years,
    > but I haven't made it in a while and I'm
    > craving it.


    Yes, that Orange Chiffon Cake is wonderful, but hard to beat TNT cake
    recipes from the BC Cookbook.

    I love scalloped potatoes made from "scratch"...not the 'junk' stuff
    from out of the box. I love the spinach-strawberry salad with a tangy
    poppy seed dressing. Mmmmm that sounds SO good about now, as do the
    potatoes. Ham just doesn't "ring my chimes", but we have a big bone-in
    double smoked one in the freezer, that was a Christmas gift, so been
    saving it for Easter, when had family here to help eat it up. If I
    'must' eat ham, that one isn't too bad.

    Judy


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    Judy Haffner Guest

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    Julie Bove wrote:

    >Hopefully the eggs will come out right
    > this year. For the past two years they
    > were inedible because apparently I
    > didn't cook them for long enough. When
    > they are cooked right, my husband and
    > daughter will have boiled eggs for
    > breakfast. That's another thing we rarely
    > have.


    I've never had trouble with eggs not turning out right when hard boiling
    them. I start them in cold water, and boil 10 minutes from the time the
    boiling starts. Drain immediately and rinse several times under cold
    water, and let sit awhile before coloring them (if that's what you're
    doing with them) and then just crack them open and eat.

    >No clue what we will be eating if we go
    > to my parent's house. Everyone in the
    > family has different dietary needs and
    > restrictions so it is next to impossible to
    > come up with something we all can eat.
    > My mom has done ham some years but
    > I won't eat ham. I just bring my own
    > food when there is ham.


    Gee, holiday meals with your family must be a real 'blast', huh?!
    Everybody might as well brown bag it and go sit on a park bench and eat.

    Judy


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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Mar 20, 8:59*pm, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner) wrote:
    > Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    > weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    > usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    > here for dinner later in the day.
    >
    > Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    > always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.
    >
    > Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    > anything special? For sure I have to make my Hot Cross Buns, and
    > probably will either have a light lemony dessert, or maybe just lemon
    > meringue pie. Might make a decorated cake for the grandchildren. I'm
    > just in the thinking stage right now, and might change my mind on a few
    > things.
    >
    > So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >
    > Judy


    Ham. Always and forever...even if there is other stuff, gotta have
    the ham. I always make my knock off Honey Baked Ham
    recipe.

    http://www.hizzoners.com/recipes/mea...ney-bakedq-ham

    and along with the ham goes the pineapple au gratin....so good

    http://www.hizzoners.com/recipes/veg...pple-au-gratin




  18. #18
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    On Mar 20, 8:59*pm, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner) wrote:
    > Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    > weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    > usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    > here for dinner later in the day.
    >
    > Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    > always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.
    >
    > Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    > anything special? For sure I have to make my Hot Cross Buns, and
    > probably will either have a light lemony dessert, or maybe just lemon
    > meringue pie. Might make a decorated cake for the grandchildren. I'm
    > just in the thinking stage right now, and might change my mind on a few
    > things.
    >
    > So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >
    > Judy


    Cambells tomato soup and a grilled cheese with Velvetta and white
    wonder bread!

  19. #19
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?

    that sounds good!!

    On Mar 21, 3:43*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > and along with the ham goes the pineapple au gratin....so good
    >
    > http://www.hizzoners.com/recipes/veg...pple-au-gratin



  20. #20
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Planned Your Easter Menu Yet?


    "Judy Haffner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Maybe it's too soon, but I was thinking today that Easter is only 2-1/2
    > weeks away, so was making a list of what I'd like for our dinner. We
    > usually take the family to brunch in the morning and then have them all
    > here for dinner later in the day.
    >
    > Do you bake a ham, or maybe have a leg of lamb, roasted turkey, etc.? We
    > always have ham, although it's not a favorite for me.
    >
    > Do you have certain food dishes you prepare every year, and bake
    > anything special?

    (snippage)

    > So tell us what you'll be serving at your house, if eating at home?
    >
    > Judy
    >


    I don't celebrate Easter so no, there isn't a special meal I make for it
    every year. (When I was a kid it was always ham.) John will be here over
    Easter so I decided on braised lamb shanks. I have no idea (yet) what I'll
    serve with it. I didn't grow up having dessert with every meal, or really
    even on holidays. Maybe we'll have some ice cream

    Jill


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