Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Dinner 2009

We had our Easter celebration last night instead of on Sunday. As usual, we went to my SIL's parents' place and had a huge feast. Here are the highlights.

This is "Easter Pizza." Essentially, it's bread on top & bottom, and the middle is eggs, cheese and ham. It was kinda good. The olives are also home-made (grown elsewhere, cured here).

Platter of turkey.

My SIL cutting up the ham. The bone was spoken for by the time I got there!

Yams baked with apples.

Someone brought a cranberry, pineapple, and orange jellied salad that was pretty good.

There were the traditional mashed potatoes, but these were really good: potatoes cooked in the ham drippings - yum!

My plate.

My SIL made the dessert: vanilla cake with custard, strawberries, and whipped cream.

Well, that's a wrap for this particular holiday. Next feast isn't until Thanksgiving in October.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

19 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a gorgeous dinner! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Donna-FFW said...

Gorgeous dinner, but what a tease you are!! All these yummies with no recipes.. cake and sweet potatoes especially... Looks like quite a spread..maybe I shouldnt have used that choice of word. Hope you dont mind I added you to my blogroll

Bob said...

Potatoes cooked in ham drippings?! That sounds so good! I'm with Donna, we need recipes.

Van Santos said...

The ham looks really good - and she cuts it the way I like, nice and thick. There is something about think cut ham that tastes better to me.

I hope you enjoyed.

Elra said...

Oh wow, no kidding. That's a feast for a king. Delicious, and I am jealous!
Cheers,'
elra

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Looks like an amazing feast! Those olives look so good!

Joie de vivre said...

You guys had a feast! How many people were there!? I love brussel sprouts.

Helene said...

This is super. That ham looks so good.

Van Santos said...

@Joie de vivre

Have you ever had brussel sprouts w/ bacon? Apparently everything goes with bacon these days, but they are SO good.

Wandering Coyote said...

Sorry there aren't any recipes, guys, but I didn't have anything to do with the preparation of the meal at all!

As for the ham potatoes, you cook the ham and when it's done you take it out of its pan and add potatoes. Cover them in ham juice and bake, basing often. It's a pretty ingenious way of using up ham drippings, I must say.

Shan's dessert was pretty simple: a white cake, Bird's custard, sliced strawberries, whipped cream from a can.

Van: I made Brussels with pancetta & pine nuts here.


Joie: I think there were 21 of us in the end.

Pierce said...

You guys know how to party! It all looks wonderful. SIL made a greta looking cake.

Van Santos said...

I forgot about that. That recipe is what got me back into the whole cooking thing once again (the chicken dish)

adventureswiththewoods said...

Holy crap that looks like a good meal! Hope your Easter was good :)

Wandering Coyote said...

Van: I remember that!

Cathy said...

Huh..now I know what was missing from my mom's turkey dinner Sunday...the brussel sprouts! Looks yummy - the cake looks great.

Le laquet said...

That looks delicious - loving the ham! I am always struck that the difference between this kind of meal (a special Sunday family lunch) in the UK and the US is the addition of sweet items (like the jellied salad/yams baked with apple) as part of a savoury main course - or maybe it's just in our little bit of Wales? The potatoes cooked in Ham stock have me dribbling at 6am ;o)

Wandering Coyote said...

Hi Le Laquet, nice to see you here! You're right. I come from a British family and rarely was there anything sweet on the table except for some cranberry sauce to go with the turkey. I guess it is a North American thing.

Judith said...

Any ideas on how to make the cranberry/orange/pineapple jellied dish? Looks good/probably just sweet enough for a dessert for us dieters.

Elyse said...

Looks like a great feast! Your SIL did a great job. And man, those potatoes look divine.

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