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Alternative to Easter ham or lamb??....

Started 1301483012 in Recipe Swap | Last reply 1301782612.917 by debcakes

We're having non-family company for Easter. My husband can't eat ham (sodium), I don't care for lamb (too much as a kid), my husband won't eat salmon. What to have?? Roast pork doesn't really seem too springy to me. Would like something different than turkey. Does that only leave me with rib roast or beef tenderloin???

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ceekay1301485063.661384 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

Depending on the time of your meal, you could try brunch. We started doing this a few years ago and it has worked well. Some people like breakfast food and some like dinner food. So we do egg dishes (some with egg substitute), a small ham, turkey sausage, fruit salad, rolls/muffins, etc. Last year, someone made asparagus in phyllo dough. The brunch concept has been a real hit with the close to 20 people we usually have. If you are looking for a traditional meal, maybe you could roast a chicken with lemons, I have seen pics in magazines that look pretty good. Hope you find something that works for you!

rosie031301495269.83720 PostsRegistered 10/30/2007

I cook prime rib for my Dh and myself, the kids, they request meatloaf.

Knit-Chick1301504401.077828 PostsRegistered 12/29/2007Northeast Ohio

I think any kind of meat is fine.... or brunch sounds good too. If you do a meat you can have 'springy' sides like pineapple casserole or asparagus. Or how about a vegetable lasagna? I recently came across a recipe for a lasagna with asaparagus and a white sauce and now I can't remember where I saw it.

chrystaltr­ee1301504885.78311477 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

Forget that it's Easter and just prepare a really nice meal. How about cornish hens or even chicken? I did lasagna one year and everyone loved the change.

luvmybichon1301532600.303520 PostsRegistered 1/14/2011

I don't know if all fish is out, but you could do a nice white fish with a lemon sauce. Then snip fresh chives over it. A quiche with some asparagus would be nice. Then just serve with a salad and bread. I think even a pasta dish maybe with asparagus. I think whatever you decide it will be wonderful.

luvmybichon

Darlene in­ Georgia1301578910.6371006 PostsRegistered 8/25/2009

Hopefully, the weather will be cooperating by Easter, so we have decided to grill steaks and serve the meal on the deck.

Knit-Chick1301582847.75828 PostsRegistered 12/29/2007Northeast Ohio
On 3/31/2011 Darlene in Georgia said:

Hopefully, the weather will be cooperating by Easter, so we have decided to grill steaks and serve the meal on the deck.

I'm looking at snow out the window now :( Can I come to your house for Easter dinner? Smile

Darlene in­ Georgia1301588095.221006 PostsRegistered 8/25/2009
On 3/31/2011 Knit-Chick said:
On 3/31/2011 Darlene in Georgia said:

Hopefully, the weather will be cooperating by Easter, so we have decided to grill steaks and serve the meal on the deck.

I'm looking at snow out the window now :( Can I come to your house for Easter dinner? Smile

Grab your Easter Bonnet and come down!

HowsYerMom­maAnEm1301667956.64561 PostsRegistered 8/10/2010Memphis by Way of Tupelo

I'm going to smoke a turkey.

Th'nk Ya, Th'nk Ya Ver Much,,,

mermayd721301668129.22307 PostsRegistered 8/6/2010

We usually do italian for some reason. We're not italian--portuguese, but we always have lasagna. For breakfast we make french toast with nana's portuguese sweet bread.

shoregirl1301747330.043101 PostsRegistered 3/8/2006

Thanks for the ideas ladies! I like the fish idea--that's a possibility. I also thought of prime rib, not sure about that. And yes, since Easter is so late, maybe grilling something is a possibility too! Unlike our Georgia friend, we in NJ will probably not be eating outside, but we can cook out and eat in.

Happy Easter to all!

sdcowboy1301748071.003810 PostsRegistered 2/9/2009Palm Springs, Ca.

Easter Bunny roasted?

Gooday1301773352.959979 PostsRegistered 1/20/2008

I personally won't eat fish, so I would respectfully ask your guests. Or, make the fish and maybe a pork tenderloin. JMO.

missyw11301775288.50332007 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007

prime rib

never had lamb-yuck

debcakes1301782612.9171746 PostsRegistered 11/18/2006

I really like the brunch idea. You can put out a nice variety and everyone will be happy.

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