18 Apr, 2014

The Easter Dinner Dilemma ~ Solved!


 

I know it’s a little late in the game BUT I have been getting a lot of emails, texts and questions about what to serve for Easter dinner. More specifically, asking what I am serving for Easter dinner.  So if you are still mulling over your Easter menu, perhaps I can help you by making a few suggestions…a few really delicious albeit unusual suggestions.

Last year, when I was just a newbie blogger, a blogging dabbler of sorts… I wrote a blog post called “I Don’t Do Ham” because… well…I don’t do ham.  Ham is a lovely and traditional Easter option. If you love ham by all means make one or buy one soaked in a honey crust! But ham just ain’t my jam so I am all about a less traditional version of Easter dinner.

This year I am serving this for Easter dinner:

40 Recipes for Easter Dinner

Appetizer: Avocado Toastettes
Salad: Spring Salad with Asparagus and Honey Chipotle Dressing
Vegetable Side Dish: Green Beans with Tomatoes
Main Course: Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken
Dessert: The Best Lemon Cake Ever

Below I am offering up a selection of 40 recipes for Easter dinner!  So prepare to mix and match!

Helpful Hint :

Choose menu items that don’t have too many cross over ingredients. Example: The salad I chose doesn’t include avocados, so I purposefully chose an appetizer that did. Or if you are serving a bread or rolls with dinner, perhaps sticking with a berry dessert would be a better idea than bread pudding or cake. Now, just choose an item from each category (or less!) and you have yourself a fabulous dinner!

Click on the highlighted links for recipes.

Appetizers:

Watermelon with Mint and Feta
Caprese Appetizer Platter
Hummus
Tomato Bruschetta
Easy Crostini
Warm macadamia Nut Crusted Goat Cheese with Mango Chutney

40 Recipes for Easter Dinner

Salads:

Simple Spinach Salad
Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad
Chopped Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
My Favorite Spring Salad
Summer Berry Salad

40 Recipes for Easter Dinner

Vegetable / Potato Side Dishes:

Roasted Carrots with Gremolata
Simple Roasted Veggies
Carrots Three Ways
Simple Blanched Green Beans
Corn of The Cob with Asparagus
Three Cheese Au gratin Potatoes
Decadent Smashed Potatoes

Easter Dinner Ideas

Main Courses for Oven or Grill:

Roasted Apricot Chicken (an all in one meal!)
Tri-tip With Pomegranate BBQ Sauce and Caramelized Onions
Beef Kabobs with Chimmichurri Sauce
Stuffed Chicken Breast
Chicken Piccata

Easter Dinner Ideas

Desserts:

Lemon Vanilla Creme Brûlée
Orange Vanilla Creme Brûlée
Berries with Compote
Berries in a Pastry Basket
Mini Cheesecakes
Chocolate Raspberry Clusters
Blueberry Bread Pudding

Easter Dinner Ideas

 

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I hope if you were in a “what to serve quandary” this post gave you a few ideas. Enjoy your family, friends and loved ones! Happy Easter !

~Linda Spiker

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