post off: what’s on your holiday table?

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This week is a big food holiday for many of us, whether we’re celebrating Passover or Easter. I’m actually ashamed to admit I’ve really dropped the ball these last few years, skipping a large Easter dinner entirely and opting for an easy brunch out with friends. This Sunday, however, will be spent in grand style: enjoying both roasted rack of lamb AND roasted chicken with leeks, smashed potatoes, homemade brioche and super-fresh asparagus. Thankfully, I am not the one preparing such a large repast, but merely bringing either Dorie Greenspan’s Amaretti Torte or this Gianduja Bete noir. But I know our readers are expert holiday entertainers, and there have got to be some fantastic spreads happening out there. Whether it’s brisket and potato kugel, spiral-sliced honey ham and scalloped potatoes, or something completely different, I’d love to know what’s being served at your feast. — Megan B.

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From our partners

This year is the 1st year ever that we will have brunch instead of huge family meal. On Sunday before church there will be coffee and warm cinnamon buns coated with dried fruits and nuts and that lovely white icing before church and brunch will include baked eggs layered mushrooms, tomatoes and chicken sausage accompanied by toasted French bread and a banana and 3 berry salad with plain yogurt…I hope I don’t have leg of lamb withdrawal- Happy Easter!

Mary T

No one else is cooking for Easter? : ) Where did everybody gooooo? We’re not going home for Easter and not doing anything special. Probably not even a brunch this year. Just relaxing.

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Sarah C.

My mom is cooking for us all this year and we are NOT having ham because my sister put her foot down. Boo! I like ham. We are probably going to be having lamb but I haven’t had a chance to review the final menu. I love family dinners!

Vennice

Noodle Kuggle it’s my first time making it. I loved this dish when I was a waitress in a Jewish deli.I’m using my clients long time receipe w pineapple & raisins.

Katie

We ended up having a ham last week, so this year we’re being a bit untraditional and having roasted salmon with bacon, asparagus, and hot cross buns. It’s also my birthday, so there will be cake.

Megan B.

Well happy birthday, Katie! The salmon with bacon & asparagus sounds like a good pairing, indeed!

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[…] 1) What’s on your holiday table? Deliciousness. Simone Rene says: “This year is the 1st year ever that we will have brunch instead of huge family meal [for Easter]. On Sunday before church there will be coffee and warm cinnamon buns coated with dried fruits and nuts and that lovely white icing…. brunch will include baked eggs, layered mushrooms, tomatoes and chicken sausage accompanied by toasted French bread and a banana and 3 berry salad with plain yogurt…I hope I don’t have leg of lamb withdrawal.” With all that food? Doubtful! What did you eat? […]

Sarah C.

Update: We had leg of lamb with gravy, roasted carrots, onions & taters, rolls and zabaglione with fresh strawberries! Yum!

Pencils

I had my parents over and made apple and sage pork chops. From the little McCormick cards with the spices. http://www.mccormick.com/Products/Herbs-and-Spices/Recipe%20Inspirations/Apple-and-Sage-Pork-Chops.aspx I bought it a while ago and have been meaning to use it. It was quite good. I like pork with sweet stuff. With it I made homemade chunky applesauce, tricolored baby potatoes roasted with rosemary, steamed asparagus, nice fresh green beans, & sauerkraut. Not really a very “spring” dinner, other than the asparagus, but it was tasty.