Saturday, April 22, 2006

Easter Dinner

I hosted a small family gathering for Easter last Sunday.  I think this was either the 3rd or 4th time that I've played host on this holiday and wanted to prepare something other than ham.  A google search turned up a good starting menu with roast leg of lamb as the main course.  I got some good advice on some menu additions / subtractions and settled on the following menu for the meal:

 

Appetizers
- Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
- Pigs in Blanket
- Artichoke Dip served in Sourdough Boule

 

Salad
- Watercress and Belgian Endive Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

 

Entrée
- Rosemary Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb
- Buttery Roasted Red Potatoes
- Honeyed Carrots
- Asparagus with Butter Sauce

 

Desert
- Chocolate Wafer Cake
- Oatmeal Raison Squares

 

I have to say I was quite pleased with how everything turned out.  All was quite good, except for the salad which I didn't like at all and the shrimp were very ordinary.  The artichoke dip was phenomenal - everyone loved it.  And, everything was extremely easy to prepare.  The only challenge was trying to time everything so the vegetables were ready at the same time the lamb was finished. 

1 comment:

Fu said...

Was it the FAMOUS chocolate wafer cake? Email me the recipe for the artichoke dip.