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But I thought it would be funny to have one for Zombie... er, Easter. Stupid Christian relatives. I mean... LOVE YOU! [ETA] because I just remembered this: Last year's bout of evilness. Folks, I can't help being wrong.

Nicer things! I came up with Sunday's menu, and remembered how much I love cooking.

deviled eggs (both traditional and Mexican: diced tomatoes, garlic, sliver of avocado on top for presentation)
cherry tomatoes with blue cheese filling

Beef Wellington (yes, we had this at Christmas, but ham? Bor-ring. And the kids don't care much for ham, anyway) with good grainy mustard and horseradish on the table
fresh peas with mint
Brie and blueberry salad over fresh greens (and probably raspberries, because YUM) - raspberry vinaigrette dressing (can you tell I like raspberries?)
Roasted new potatoes tossed in olive oil, S&P, and fresh rosemary from the garden
homemade Parker House rolls with buttermilk glaze

lemon curd tartlets
ladyfingers, fresh berries, and creme fraiche

I wanted to spend yesterday learning how to make molten cakes, but too many things to do. Plus, making those, plus the Wellington, plus the rolls all at the same time in the oven? Too much. And BERRIES. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

So what are you having? Or for my Jewish friends that just finished Passover, any fun matzoh this year? Special desserts? Fill my inbox with spam: I want your favorites, your traditionals, the things you've only made once because it was complicated but OH so good. Mmm, give me FOOD PORN. Give me RECIPES!!



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Apr. 14th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
Mmmm, I love Beef Wellington! I shall come over!!

I am having lamb and asparagus and possibly rice or possibly roasted potatoes, I am not sure yet. I bought the lamb and asparagus last night *hop*
Apr. 14th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
MMMMM!! Lamb is delish - but the kids won't eat it, so...

oooh! I should add asparagus to the menu - YUMtastic. Your din sounds fantastic. How do you cook your lamb? *moistens pencil tip*
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Apr. 14th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, my lovely holiday post where I linked to last years wickedness on my part (because I stepped out for my paper this morning and found a headless... hippity hop. DARTHANNE STRIKES AGAIN.)

Dude, my MIL informed us that dinner would be such and such time, and I had Mr. S call and say we're having it at my place. I cannot have the same friggin' holiday meal for ALL OF THE HOLIDAYS. Especially when it's Better Homes and Gardens circa 1963. FUCK. EXPLORE.

And the smell of stale urine takes me back... Bwah! Okay, if YOU were cooking, what would you make? (And why don't you two ever have THEM come to YOU?)
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Apr. 14th, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)
*whimpers* Can I come to your house for dinner? Or better yet, I'll trade you in-laws...lol...

We're having the usual--ham, noodles, salad, rolls...BO-RING!
Apr. 14th, 2006 07:22 am (UTC)
See, that's what the in-laws would be making, but rice or sweet potatoes with nuts (th eboy can't have nuts, she puts them in on rote) instead of noodles.

Which is why I AM COOKING. HEH. *control freak*
Apr. 14th, 2006 07:35 am (UTC)
Going to my parents' house. God only knows what we're having. It's kind of like, Who asked whom first gets to serve the dinner. I just hope it's okay and I don't have to hear too much griping from my beautiful wife.
Apr. 14th, 2006 07:45 am (UTC)

Um... maybe don't read her comments up there, then. ;)
Apr. 14th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)
Mmmm, that sounds like a WONDERFUL dinner. ::applauds::
Apr. 14th, 2006 08:28 am (UTC)
Mmmmmm, food. How I love thee...

*squishes Sam* Have a great weekend yourself!
Apr. 14th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
I think Mason County Ewe's last lamb is in the freezer at my sister's, and then there's always pig, so probably bbq leg of lamb marinated au greque (garlic, rosemary, lemon, and white wine) and roast ham, both. I'm bringing some sort of salad and rosemary focaccia, maybe, or else some homemade rolls, and something asparagus-ish, possibly steamed with soy and lime and sesame oil.

Easter's not so much about dessert at the family egg hunt, as there's the whole "candy candy everywhere" factor for the kids (including my BIL) and diabetes for about half the adults.

I'm seriously thinking of curried lentils and yoghurt salad for dinner tonight, to appease my husband's impulse to fast on Good Friday and to get the Naan I was nagged into buying at Trader Joe's out of the freezer.

Julia, looking forward to Monday
Apr. 14th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC)
I wish I could convince Mr. S that lamb is better with rosemary, and smoked over coals. Mmmmm. With a crushed pepper rub? YUM.

I'm pretty bad about "Easter baskets" and treats. Mostly because I don't worship or celebrate, and ... I have this thing about monster consumerism on religious holidays, I know, I know.

Naan. Curried lentils or chickpeas. GUH. 'Bout what I had last night, only toss in some jasmati rice.
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Apr. 14th, 2006 09:28 am (UTC)
I have no time but I stopped by to tell you I'd eat your brain in a heartbeat. Because the heart continues to beat after to you rip it outta someone's chest.

I'd eat that next.

Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!
Apr. 14th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC)
Mmm! My brain is seasoned with chipotle, too!

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Apr. 14th, 2006 10:30 am (UTC)
Okay, she BETTER NOT BE COMING. I can't imagine him being that friggin' stupid. I'll be pissed, to say the least. hi, uncomfortable!

(I'm still shaking my head over his last email. Why is our dad so stupid???)

Oh, and should I throw in one more veggie for you? I forgot about the no red meat thing. ...fish? TELL ME.
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Apr. 14th, 2006 10:31 am (UTC)
HA! I wanted to check out Mars 2112 also! Can't wait to hear about it from you. And you're SUPPOSED to do the touristy things when you go on a trip with kids! That is, until they become jaded and too cool for school and don't want anything to do with their folks/educational stuff anymore.

I'm so excited to hear about your trip when you get back! *fast forwards to next Thursday*
Apr. 14th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
I did not cook for the holidays but this is what my sister made:

Chicken soup with matzoh balls
sweet and sour brisket
matzoh stuffing
baked potato souffle
green beans

and for desert

flourless chocolate cake with fresh raspberry sauce
homemade chocolate macaroons
chocolate meringue cookies
vanilla almond meringue cookies
Apr. 14th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
The flourless cake was what I was supposed to attempt yesterday, to see if I could make it happen on Sunday, but alas...

That is one of my most favorite things EVER.

Now. on to the important things. As I hail from the land of the deep pit BBQ, I am completely unaware of this "sweet and sour brisket" of which you speak, and I think I hear Kinky Friedman huffing at me for not knowing... What is this? Got a recipe?

(and yum to the matzoh balls. I miss having those with my neighbor Lisa, who moved back to Brooklyn.)
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Apr. 14th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
Yumm. Now I'm hungry.

We won't have Easter until next weekend, because SO's family is Russian Orthodox. But we'll have pierogi, ham, kielbasa, pashka (this special homemade soft cheese they make), and kulich (Easter bread), and who knows what for dessert. It's always the same except for dessert. Maybe I'll be lucky and they'll have a birthday cake for me. *g*
Apr. 14th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! I know NOTHING about Russian Orthodox. Greek Orth., a little as one of my close g-friend's family was, but fascinating!

I know pashka! GLUH. So good. Say "soft cheese" and I'm there with a bib. They had that in Prague and Hungary (almost wrote Hungry.)

Birthday! I'll save your spankings for the appropriate time, then. (pierogis are NUM. Oh, I love food!!)
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Apr. 14th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Matzoh? Never fun :P And gah, several more days of it ahead.

Good dessert for Passover is a challenge(outside of fruit). Replacing flour is usually potato flour or matzoh meal which makes the actual cake rather... Okay, gross is the word. But we discovered making chocolate mousse is rather good and easy and I found the link of the original recipe, so here's a link :)
Apr. 15th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
Somehow I missed that bout of evilness post last year. Dude! That's like mega-evil!
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