Easter dinner is a great way to celebrate spring. The kids are dressed in adorable dresses and suits – no need to bundle up in coats. The birds are chirping and flowers are blooming. Fresh vegetables are sweet and tender. What better way to revel in the season than with a meal filled with farm …
Easter dinner is a great way to celebrate spring. The kids are dressed in adorable dresses and suits – no need to bundle up in coats. The birds are chirping and flowers are blooming. Fresh vegetables are sweet and tender.
What better way to revel in the season than with a meal filled with farm fresh goodies? Here’s a menu to make your taste buds thrilled.
Herb roasted leg of lamb
- Asparagus and new potato hash
- Honey glazed carrots
- Roasted beet and arugula salad
- Dinner rolls
- Strawberry shortcake
Start off by visiting your local butcher for the lamb. Marinate it for a full 24-hours prior to cooking in a mixture of 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, salt, pepper and your favorite fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, parsley and oregano. Bake uncovered for approximately two hours. Temperature should read 160 degrees for medium done and 170 for well done.
Visit the farmer’s market for most of the other ingredients on your list. Pick up all of the vegetables, flowers for the table, fresh baked rolls and even a nice pound cake to put under your strawberries for dessert.
Roast the beets before you put the lamb in the oven. Wash, peel and slice beets. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees until tender (about an hour).
The sides are easy to throw together while the lamb is cooking. Enlist your children as helpers. Here are some jobs they can do:
- Slice the strawberries (then sprinkle with sugar and set aside)
- Assemble the salad (beet slices, arugula, navel orange sections, walnuts and a sprinkle of bleu cheese)
- Stir the hash or carrots
- Set the table
- Arrange flowers
- Put bread in a basket
One of the great things about these sides is they taste great at room temperature so your timing doesn’t have to be exact. After dinner, you just need to slice the pound cake, spoon on strawberries and top with whipped cream to serve dessert.
Lemonade goes great with this farm fresh Easter dinner menu.
Guess what? Easter is in March this year. Yes, that is pretty early, but fear not; there is still enough time to get a head start on your Easter crafting. Check out these unbearably cute Easter craft ideas and then, go on, get started.
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Whichever craft you choose, you'll be spending quality time with your family, so what are you waiting for? Go get started.