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My Easter Extravaganza

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My Easter Extravaganza

RPMcMurphy | Mar 24, 2008 08:57 AM

This is the first time our families were meeting. I've never had a dinner where 2 complete families met so it was a little exciting. Her parents and Grandparents came and my parents came along with my sister and her boyfriend. We came up with a huuuuge menu. We just kept adding to it....don't mind the "names" much of it was very campy and inside jokey. We've also been watching a lot of Top Chef. We thought it would be neat to print out a menu...

Easter Menu

Hors d'œuvre
Deviled Eggs
Vegetable Crudités with a Cream Cheese and Chives Spread
Pickled Herring with a Slice of Fresh Onion on Rye
Shrimp Cocktail with Homemade Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
Giant Mushrooms Stuffed with Feta Cheese Topped with Fresh Breadcrumbs
Salads
Simple Green Salad with a Variety of Dressings
Traditional Belarusian Potato Salad
Entrée
Smoked Ham Basted with a Tangerine Glaze
Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast
Fresh and Smoked Sauerkraut Over Kielbasa
Swedish Meatballs
Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Sides
Mashed but Fluffy Potatoes
Mrs. Paul’s Famous Sweet Potatoes
Asparagus Roasted with Garlic and Parmesan
Butter Infused Corn
Homestyle Baked Beans
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Dessert
Fruit Pie ala Timko
Chocolate Brownie Cake
Babka
Cookies
Coffee
Drinks
Miller Light
Coors
Wine
Soda

Easter started a few days ago making Babka's for the family....someone has to keep the tradition!

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We dyed eggs...

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Don't ask...
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Laurie took on flower duty. At one point I made a comment alluding to the fact that I thought the flowers grew those bright color. I'll never live THAT one down...
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Had to drop by Marshalls on the way to get my hair cut on Saturday and found a few gems in the cookware dept. 2 all-clad pots and 2 calphalon pans to complete my set..

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Chocolate Almond Brownie Cake
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Laurie had the idea of doing stuffed mushrooms with Feta stuffing...
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Easter morning comes....I wake up at 6 to put the turkey on...this was quite the 'experiment' and I was really unsure "if" it would work..it did.

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Fresh Rye Bread
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Baked Mac and Cheese
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Mom and Dad came over, Mom making the herring.
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No one touched the salad...Mushrooms and Eggs were a big hit...
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Yep and a Ham...
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And lots of other stuff...
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Dessert
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Along with the chocolate cake..

Overall, we had VERY little leftovers.....the things I thought would be a hit that were on the original "menu" were not so much (backed mac, asparagus) and the things we added last minute, were a HUGE hit...(stuffed mushrooms, fruit dessert)

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