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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thanks Easter Bunny! Menu

Even though I didn't grow up with Easter in my house, I still love it. Throughout high school I worked in a candy store and this was, by far, the busiest holiday of the year and making up the baskets was probably the most fun I've had on a job ever. How could you not be enamoured with heat-sealing? How cool is that? And making bows for the baskets? Still a great skill I have to this day!

Naturally, the food at Easter is always terrific - ham, lamb, turkey, pasta, or brunch fare. Either way, I love it all. Of course. Very little can top Easter Candy and I was always jealous of friends who had fantastic baskets delivered to them by the Easter Bunny. Passover was a lot less exciting at my house - we had Matzoh; others had Peeps. See what I mean?

So now my children have both - Matzoh and Peeps, though not in the same sitting. I am the Bunny and I love leaving a trail of plastic eggs filled with goodies for the kids to find. This Sunday we welcome tons of family for dinner and I am looking forward to a full house.

Easter Dinner Menu

Hors D'Ouevres
* Baked Clam Dip with baguette slices (
* Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
* Assorted Cheeses and crackers

First Course
* Slices of Mozzarella di Bufala with fresh tomato, basil, and Sundried Tomato Pesto (
* Mother-in-law's Marinated Mushrooms
* Colossal Shrimp Cocktail
* Assorted Marinated Olives
* Homemade Roasted Peppers (
* Provolone Slices
* Sliced Soppressata and Prosciutto
* Grilled, Marinated, Artichoke Hearts
* Crusty Rolls

2nd Course
* Penne Alla Vodka (
* Crusty Rolls

Main Course
* Pecan Crusted Racks of Lamb with Rosemary, Mint, and Garlic (
* Sliced Carrots with Butter, Honey, and Chives (
* Mashed Potatoes (
* Bibb Lettuce with Shaved Pecorino and Lemon-Oil Dressing

* Easter Cookies (
* Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (
* Cupcakes in baskets (
* Giant Jar of Jelly-Belly Jelly Beans
* Cannoli
* Fruit Platter
* Easter Candy

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