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Posted 3/31/2012 by looser in General Stamping
 

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Posted: 3/31/2012 10:47:31 AM
In our family these 2 dinners have some traditions.

For Palm Sunday the main dish is a roast chicken. The sides always include bread stuffing & gravy, but the other accompanyments vary from year to year. Tomorrow's will be peas & onions & creamed corn.

Easter is always baked ham as the main meat & also have to have kielbassi. Again, the side dishes can vary. This year we're doing mac-n-cheese & pickled beets & eggs--so far. I know we'll decide to add a few more... maybe deviled eggs, pickled cabbage, potato salad (for supper). Although we've decided not to have sweet potatoes or scalloped (had them recently), I'm lobbying for baked beans. Mom's planning to bake bread & we're talking about having rolls.

So... What's yours?


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 3/31/2012 2:23:34 PM
Easter is usually ham, and we will do something like deviled eggs with the easter eggs, but I do love pickled red beat eggs (but I am probably the only one!)

The only tradition that MUST be done is hot crossed buns. I need to see if the store has any currents for that... I think they are supposed to be for Palm Sunday, but they aren't going to happen till Easter, at the rate I'm moving today.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 3/31/2012 9:58:26 PM
My birthday of all things is tomorrow -- Palm Sunday April 1st! So we are going to my favorite Japanese restaurant after church. The boys will be coming too. We don't have a tradition for Easter dinner, so I don't even know that far in advance what we will have! LOL!

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Posted: 3/31/2012 10:25:32 PM
We don't have a specific Easter Dinner tradition we might have ham or turkey or roast beef. For this year, I don't know yet, but we will be having roast beef tomorrow and ham sometime during the week because they both were on special this week so I'm thinking maybe turkey for Easter.

I'm looking forward to this week's ham though. First it will be baked ham with potatoes and vegetables, then ham sandwiches for lunches, then probably ham hash and finally split pea soup from the ham bone. YUM!

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Posted: 4/1/2012 3:45:47 AM
Happy Birthday, Stamp Willy!

We don't do any special dinners for Easter - just morning or afternoon get-togethers with family, and chocolate eggs.


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Posted: 4/1/2012 7:12:57 AM
Happy birthday stampwilly!!

We too do not have any special dinners--- usually it was ham when I was a kid. Haven't planned yet what to eat.


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Posted: 4/1/2012 9:05:37 AM
I just put the chicken in the oven. Should be yummy. I'll butter it for the last half hour or so. Mom & I both love the crisp skin that sticks to the stuffing I put under the breast skin (helps keep the meat moist).

LOL, Willy! Watch for 'your' thread...


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Posted: 4/5/2012 11:21:11 AM
Pretty much used up the Palm Sunday leftovers--roast chicken. Mom made chicken corn soup, but it didn't turn out well for her. She had a 'senior moment' with the stove & it burned. 'Sok, tho'. We didn't turn it into a big tragedy.

We're starting some prep for our Easter feast. Mom's talking about making bread on saturday. She used to include paskha (an egg bread with/without raisins), but doesn't now. Same for hot cross buns. Not one of our faves.

So far she's got the beets & eggs pickling. Should be good & tangy by Sunday! I need to check the pickled cabbage & see how it's doing. She's getting her cheeses around for the mac 'n cheese--5 so far. I'm gonna do the baked beans. Not doing them from scratch, but gonna make 'em tangy & include pinto beans (first time). We're going with a good canned ham & I'm not yet sure how I want to glaze it. Leaning toward cherry & pineapple. We both like baked pineapple.

Speaking of Easter food... Our beloved next door neighbor used to make 2 things every year. Farmer cheese & Easter pie. The pie had a ricotta base & lots of Italian families still make it. Definitely not quiche or cheesecake, but yummy!


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Posted: 4/7/2012 9:46:21 AM
Our prep for the Easter feast continues... Mom mixed up the bread dough early this morning. And I do mean early! She woke me 'cause she needed more flour. Not my fave way to wake, LOL!

After having a chat t'other day about 'Poppy's tea rolls' (loved 'em!), mom decided to do some along with the bread. Mostly the same ingredients, but the rolls need additional sugar & liquid so the dough is lighter. Haven't had them in donkey's years!

I did the punching, kneading & panning for mom this year. Surprised she trusted me! Ended up with a dozen large rolls & 7 loaves. Just took the rolls out of the oven--look & smell wonderful! Bread's gonna have to go longer. It was fun working with the dough. I could hear it squeak as I worked it--very good sign that the dough is ready to bake. Mom learned that from her dad (poppy) & I learned to hear it from her.

Mom did the tater salad & prepped the mac 'n cheese. Rest of the prep & cookin' is my job. I'll get the ham & kielbassi ready tomorrow, but might prep the baked beans later today.

Anyone else Easter food prepping today?


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 4/7/2012 9:58:57 AM
Love the smells of bread baking! I am about to work on the hot crossed buns. We decided to do a side of mac n cheese too. I already made the egg shaped meringue cups to which I will add store bought lemon curd to the centers. Saw them on tv and loved the idea.

Happy Easter (dinners) to all!

looser, sounds like a feast to me!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 4/7/2012 8:39:48 PM
I am cooking a sirloin tip roast right now and tomorrow I will make mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cresent rolls and Mrs. Smith's apple pie. It is smelling wonderful in here right now!

Stampwilly

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Posted: 4/7/2012 11:19:15 PM
We don't often do ham because my husband doesn't really like it. Our only other family in town is my sister but she doesn't eat much so a ham is too much for us.

We have an adopted family (friends) but we forgot to call to see what they were up to, and at this point, I don't want to deal with it. We're having bbq'd steaks,baked potatoes, and brocoli. Easy peasy, not much clean up.

I bought a ham steak for breakfast tomorrow.

Mmmmm...that homemade bread sound good!





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Posted: 4/8/2012 9:38:40 AM
Lots of yummy meals cookin'! Thanks for sharing, all!

I have the macaroni in the oven. We like it to have a really crispy cheese crust. The ham & kielbassi don't need to go as long--both are fully cooked--just long enough to heat thru & caramalize the ham glaze & crisp the sausage skin.

Mom pronounced the bread good & we both love the taste & texture of the rolls. Had to laugh. Mom's not munch into French Toast, but she suggested using some of the bread to have 'pain perdue' as a supper this week. Woks for me!


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Posted: 4/8/2012 9:20:01 PM
Totally stuffed here.
We had our big meal at lunch today...baked honey ham, mashed potatoes, carrots, and green beans ...nothing very novel or exciting but all good and we all ate well.

Then, for supper, we figured we'd 'just' have sandwiches and pulled out the sandwich grill but before we finished we'd made sandwiches with yesterday's left over roast beef, two kinds of cheese, steamed asparagus, carmalized onions,tomatoes, and garlic sauce and, on the side, oven roasted garlic potatoes... I don't think I ever need to eat again...and I didn't even get into any of the Easter chocolate goodies yet.

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Posted: 4/9/2012 9:54:19 AM
Totally stuffed? You & me both, GC! You write food good--I can almost taste it!

Mom & I dined well, too. Glad we kept a lid on the number of dishes. Neither of us were hungry for much supper--didn't even have any tater salad. 'Sok! We're having it for today's supper with BLTs. The leftover ham will make great sandwiches. Might cut off the outside glazed parts & then keep some of the inside as ham cubes for chef salad. Also thin slice a bit & make BBQ.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 4/9/2012 10:25:17 AM
Just had leftover ham and potatoes for my lunch. Easter leftovers are fabulous! Plus there is dessert with a bit of Easter candy! The new cadbury mini dark chocolate eggs turned out to be REALLY yummy.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 4/9/2012 11:36:06 AM
mmm... like reading what all y'all ate! We ate lunch yesterday at family's house, thus there are no leftover from Easter here... But that's ok, I have a shell pasta casserole that I made Saturday night so to have lunch ready today. Yesterday , we ate ham, home made scalloped potatoes, fresh asparagus from the garden, yellow squash, corn muffins (that I made from scratch), and pickles (I chose the bread and butter pickles, while others chose baby dill). It was YUMMY! Then strawberry shortcake for dessert later. We did eat ham sandwiches last night with leftovers, so I still got to get a (non-deli) ham sandwich out of it! yummy!


Melissa
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