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Laurie

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Cooking for Easter?
« on: April 03, 2015, 09:27:22 am »

I have to do the Easter dinner this year for about 5 people.  Since I'm dieting (low carb) I'm going to try to make some stuff I can eat as well as satisfy the others.  For us.....a typical Easter luncheon would be:

Baked Ham
baked beans
potato salad
deviled eggs
rolls

dessert.....?

For me.....I need to add something green.....maybe green beans, asparagus or brussell sprouts to replace the beans and potato salad >:(

What do you guys do for Easter? Any special dishes out there to share?
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Re: Cooking for Easter?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 11:02:38 am »

Just the two of us, so we're having a ham steak & baked sweet taters.  Not sure what else. 
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Re: Cooking for Easter?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 11:14:35 am »

Baked ham....stick with that.

In place of potato salad, how about a broccoli salad.  Lots of good ones out there.
In place of baked beans, which wouldn't be so bad, how about oven roasted Brussel sprouts. 

And for a dessert, something fruity.  Maybe a fresh fruit parfait, layers of fresh fruit, topped with a little dollop of whip cream, and maybe a drizzle of chocolate syrup.  Really pretty, but 95% good for you.


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Laurie

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Re: Cooking for Easter?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 02:53:59 pm »

Good ideas.....never made a broccoli salad, but like them when I eat them.  Have a recipe?

Thought about something simple like strawberry shortcake for dessert....simple kind with slices of angel food cake, strawberries and whipped cream. 

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Re: Cooking for Easter?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 03:05:40 pm »

I have made this and loved it!

Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
serves 8

2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, cut in half (or quarters if sprouts are large)
6 garlic cloves, rough chopped
1 medium red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450°F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Add Brussels sprouts, onions and garlic to pan.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Toss with clean hands, until coated.  Wiggle the pan until Brussels spouts are in a single layer. Bake 20-25 minutes until fork tender.

This one is really pretty, lots of color!  And tasty.
Broccoli Apple Salad
AUTHOR: ALYSSA
PREP TIME:  20 MINS TOTAL TIME:  20 MINS
SERVES: 4-6
 
Broccoli, pecans, cranberries, carrots and apples come together to make an amazing salad with delicious flavors and textures. The creamy dressing on top makes this salad absolutely incredible!
INGREDIENTS
4 cups fresh broccoli florets, (about 2 medium heads)
½ cup shredded carrots
¼ cup diced red onion
2 large apples, finely chopped (I used gala apples)
½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
½ cup dried cranberries
Creamy dressing ingredients:
½ cup lite mayonnaise
½ cup low fat greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
In a large bowl combine broccoli, carrots, red onion, apples, pecans, and dried cranberries.
To make the dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper.
Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.
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Laurie

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Re: Cooking for Easter?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 04:29:41 pm »

Kysa,
Thanks! both sound delicious.  I like putting the cranberries and pecans in there....Is this like the one with bacon?
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