Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What's Cookin'?

Easter Menu

Spiral Glazed Ham

Twice Baked Potatoes

Roasted Asparagus

Heavenly Hash Fruit Salad

Crescent Rolls


Are you cooking Easter dinner?

If so, what are you making?

I'm making Easter dinner on Sunday.  My daughter offered to but the baby is due in 3 weeks. I told her no! Relax, rest, and enjoy this quiet time before the baby arrives.

I decided to make a different Easter dinner than usual.  We always have ham but I usually gently boil it (as my mother did hers).  I am going to glaze the ham and slowly warm it up (it's already cooked) in the oven.  I've looked up online how to make the "best" glaze and I think I know what I'll do.  What kind of glaze do you use with your ham?

Because I will be using the oven for the ham, I don't want to make my usual au gratin potatoes.  I am going to make creamy twice baked potatoes.  Instead of the cheesy green bean casserole, I am going to season fresh asparagus with olive oil, sea salt, and a touch of garlic and then roast them.  The potatoes I will cook the first time earlier in the day and then after the ham is out and resting, I can twice bake it and roast the asparagus at the same time.  The rolls can bake at the last minute.

The heavenly hash fruit salad is  a recipe that my mother made as far back as I can remember.  My son-in-law requested it.  It doesn't really go with ham but I aim to please. ♥

I haven't decided what to make for dessert.  What are you making? Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

12 comments:

  1. Gina, your menu for Easter dinner sounds wonderful! I don't do a glaze for our ham...just heat it up in the oven. I am going to do the potatoes au grautin as that is what my hubby requested. Your aspargus sounds delicious. I made some very similar to that a week ago only i didn't use garlic...I drizzled it with olive oil, put on a bit of salt and pepper and then a nice squeeze of lemon over it just before putting it in the oven to roast. For dessert I am trying a new recipe...I got it from All Recipes.com...Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta cheesecake. If I don't get by again before...I want to wish you a most blessed Easter celebration, my friend. I am so thankful that our paths have crossed again. You always inspire me...always. xx

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    1. I am blessed with your friendship, Dianna. I've never had Italian cream cheese and ricotta cheesecake. It sounds very tempting though. A blessed Easter to you!

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  2. Your menu sounds wonderful, and you've got a great plan to make it all happen! I will be spending Easter with family in Texas, and will have several Easter dinners while I'm there :) Have a blessed and very special time of celebrating the resurrection of our Savior!

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    1. Marilyn, how wonderful to visit your family in Texas. Let's hope it is warmer there than at your home. And lots of dinners!!! A blessed Easter to you!

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  3. We are going to the Easter Brunch at the Double Tree hotel. We went there for Christmas and it was very nice so we made reservations for Sunday. None of our kids are going to be in town so we will manage on our own. When I make Easter lunch i usually do a pound cake, strawberries and whipped cream for dessert.

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    1. Arlene, I hope you take pictures of your lovely brunch! I need to hear all about the menu etc! I was thinking pound cake, strawberries and cream but then decided on one of my daughter's favorites.

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  4. Gina,
    Your Easter meal sounds divine!
    It is just the five of us this year, so we are gong out to brunch after Mass.
    Dessert?
    Hmmmm. Maybe a fresh strawberry cake? Or a light lemon pie?
    I usually also have some chocolate on hand. : )
    Whatever you decide, I am sure it will be delicious!

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    1. Hi Billie Jo! Enjoy your brunch. I haven't been to a brunch in ages. You have very good dessert ideas. I'm going to make a tried and true favorite (I posted the recipe today).

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  5. Oh Gina, what an amazing and oh-so-delicions menu for Easter!

    I hope you have a blessed day. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I hope I can time it all to come together at the right time!

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  6. Sounds like a great menu you have their, our kids will be moving away again soon, so I asked what they would like and they like this Chicken baked potato casserole I make and they asked if we could have that, totally different then what I had planned but I guess you can make whatever people want right. I will be serving dinner rolls, salad and deviled eggs with it :)

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    1. Connie, you are right about serving what people want. If you have a few moments, would you mind sharing your chicken baked potato casserole please? I'd love to make it.

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