Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Menu

Just thought I'd share what we had for Easter Dinner today...

Roast Turkey 
- Dry brined for two days then roasted for 1/2 hour at 450 degrees followed by 6 hours at 300 degrees and about an hour at 350 degrees when I had to increase the temperature to bake some other things alongside.

Baked Ham
- Roasted at 450 degrees with the turkey then baked in Pampered Chef's "Deep Covered Baker" alongside the turkey.  Slight error in judgment as far as baking time goes... in the future, note to self, wait til after lunch to put the ham in the oven.  It turned out all right on the inside, just the outside was rather *ahem* overdone.   With cloves, of course, and a honey glaze.

Mashed Potatoes
- Yukon Gold, of course... boiled then whipped up in the Kitchenaid with salt, pepper, margarine and chicken broth.

Glazed Carrots
- Nothing too complicated, just boiled carrots with butter and honey.

Mashed Turnip
- Just because... seemed like we should have another vegetable on the table.

Sweet Potato Casserole
- A side dish and a dessert all in one!  Equally yummy beside turkey or in a bowl with whipped cream... sweet potato and coconut under a kind of crumble topping... mmmm....

- Stuff n Such.  I don't make stuffing.

Strawberry Shortcake
- Just because I wanted it.  Even though it's only April.  With Ann's tea biscuit recipe.  But I cheated and used Cool Whip.

And good company, of course, who contributed some very nice wines to the table.... all in all, a great meal... and now we all need a nap.  LOL

I guess I should add something on here that's consistent with saving money, so by the way, I'm boiling the turkey scraps for broth now...

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Karen, followed you from my blog, and wanted to say thanks for stopping by.

    I love the menu for Easter dinner. I never cook for Easter or make a big deal out of it other than the egg hunt for the kids and church, but I'm going to copy the menu and follow it for next year. It would be a nice tradition for my family. I'm Greek so it's a big day for us!