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Easter

PostPosted: April 13th, 2019, 8:55 pm
by OneMoreCheekyOne
After my ploughman’s for a crowd thread I’m now in need of suggestions for Easter please!

On Easter Sunday we’re having an Easter egg hunt in the garden with family around for the afternoon and it’s spiralled and we now have 18 people coming. We obviously cant do a sit down meal for that many people. I’m hoping for dry weather so we can bbq a few butterflied legs of lamb outside even if we have to eat inside. But what would you serve with it? Everyone wants to bring something so I can farm some of it out :D

Dessert is being brought by BILs mum which will be a selection of pavlovas so that’s sorted :tu: My mum and dad are bringing a cheese board too. And the children will be high on chocolate. OH is wishing we’d suggested a pub lunch for everyone instead :lol:

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 13th, 2019, 9:28 pm
by wargarden
Hasselback potatoes
garlic mashed potatoes
Spinach Salad with Warm Brown Butter Dressing
Creamed Spinach
Carrot Soufflé
popovers
parker house rolls
potato pancakes
chips

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 13th, 2019, 9:47 pm
by patpoyntz
I know it seems boring, but with butterflied legs of lamb, nothing wrong with big bowls of green salad with a nice dressing and new season potatoes, the best you can get, tossed in butter and parsley, with HM mayo on the side. With pavlovas and a cheese board, sounds like a wonderful afternoon.

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 13th, 2019, 10:50 pm
by earthmaiden
I don't know if it seems suitable for Easter but if you do the lamb, Middle Eastern style salads and couscous with parsley and mint etc would go quite well.

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 13th, 2019, 11:03 pm
by Catherine
I always think ratatouille goes well with lamb and is just as good served at room temperature

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 14th, 2019, 5:49 am
by suffolk
earthmaiden wrote:I don't know if it seems suitable for Easter but if you do the lamb, Middle Eastern style salads and couscous with parsley and mint etc would go quite well.


Middle Eastern sounds very suitable for Easter ... it’s where it’s all supposed to have happened after all ;)

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 14th, 2019, 2:33 pm
by Ratatouille
Actually the one=pot spring meal I did today would be very suitable and can be eaten from a bowl with just a fork. In French it is called navarin d'agneau printanier and is, in efect cheaper cuts of lab=mb ie boneless shoulder and neck cooked in white wine or stock with loads of spring vegetables including carrots, turnips, peas and beans and new spuds and loads of fresh herbs. It is a celebration of spring and everyone loves it. and you don't have to fuss with sides and salads.
Recipe available of course

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 14th, 2019, 3:43 pm
by Seatallan
I'm with Patpoyntz... :hungry:

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 14th, 2019, 4:30 pm
by Prettykiwicrazy
Roast some aubergines and sweet potato and serve with couscous, lots of parsley, lemon and pomegranate seeds

Smear the lamb in harissa before cooking

I mentioned in the salad thread a Sabrina Ghayour tomato and pomegranate molasses salad which is lovely

Tabbouleh and fattoush plus some nice Middle Eastern dips

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 15th, 2019, 5:47 pm
by Catherine
Prettykiwicrazy wrote:Roast some aubergines and sweet potato and serve with couscous, lots of parsley, lemon and pomegranate seeds

Smear the lamb in harissa before cooking

I mentioned in the salad thread a Sabrina Ghayour tomato and pomegranate molasses salad which is lovely

Tabbouleh and fattoush plus some nice Middle Eastern dips


Perfection :hi5:

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 16th, 2019, 7:53 am
by OneMoreCheekyOne
Thanks all! I’m liking the thought of Middle Eastern accompaniments. There are one or two people coming who might not be keen though so I’ll do some new potatoes and a green salad as well. Sorted!

I’ll have that recipe when you have a moment though Rats please! We’ve cooked navarin of lamb before but not for a while so I’d like to make it again soon.

Thanks everyone. The sun looks like it’ll be shining so I’m looking forward to it now 8-)

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 16th, 2019, 1:28 pm
by Ratatouille
OMCO

This is the basic recipe but I also add shelled peas and fresh white onions its a combination of this recipe and a French one. I use small new potatoes whole.

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/foo ... egetables/

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 16th, 2019, 7:45 pm
by OneMoreCheekyOne
Thank you!

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 22nd, 2019, 10:16 pm
by Zosherooney
I made a chocolate and orange (candied fruit) rice pudding which is delish. Sorry no real recipe just out of my head and popped into the oven as it was on for a roast....

Re: Easter

PostPosted: April 26th, 2019, 7:48 pm
by OneMoreCheekyOne
Sounds good Zosh. It’s reminded me of a chocolate and orange sort of bread and butter pudding we sometimes make...with panettone at Christmas and hot cross buns at Easter. Always with nuts, always with orange. Sometimes with a splash of booze. Not made either version for a couple of years but it’s an easy tasty dessert!