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As a daughter, granddaughter (still...at my age!), wife, mom, grammy, lover of God and life, it has become my mission in life to encourage others. The purpose of this blog is to introduce the reader to the sustainable life through organic recipes, gardening tips, cleaning and organizing methods, Spiritual help, and anything else which may encourage you in your journey to wholeness--body, soul, and spirit.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Dinner


Our Easter table will be at my mom's house this year, and will include both of my daughters and their families, my sister and her husband, and, of course, my parents and us--at least 16 people in all!  To accomplish a delicious meal for a crowd without overwhelming my precious mom, we will all pitch in.  This morning, I thought I would share some of the recipes with you.  I have written them as separate blogs so that they will be searchable.  It will take a little time to pull together the nutrition information, so I will be posting them throughout the day.

Here’s how it works out for us…

Mom is making the ham.  She is the best cook of all, and taught us that choosing the finest ingredients is the key to good cooking.  Growing up, we always ate wonderfully delicious and nutritious food—lean steaks, rice, salads, a wide variety of vegetables—all this taught us to experiment and taste many different foods.  She chose a wonderful, high quality ham, and will glaze it with something yummy…I have no idea what, so that will not appear on the blog!

My oldest daughter Alyssa has a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition, and is working toward a black belt in Muay Thai martial arts.  Her sense of taste and nutrition is inherited and learned!  She is an incredible cook, and very versatile.  She can handle anything from a crock pot to a skillet with ease.  Her husband, Nic, is a Chief in the Navy who loves to make comfort food for a crowd—with a twist.  He is addicted to kitchen gadgets, when they were registering for their wedding, he and I made a trip to Wickford Gourmet to register!

My younger daughter Kim is a pastry chef extraordinaire.  Her specialty is beautiful and tasty desserts.  She recently lost around 100 lb (!) so she only indulges on holidays now—her daily fare includes delicious Spanish food and rice dishes. 

As you know, my specialty is organic food.  Vegetable dishes and bread are my favorites, with super fresh ingredients and interesting flavor combinations. 

Here is our Easter Menu (several recipes will be included on the blog if you scroll down)

Appetizers:
Assorted Crackers and artisan cheeses
Kale Chips

Dinner:
Glazed Ham
Nic’s special Mashed Potatoes
Sea Salt Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Lemon and Rosemary
Zesty Carrots
Beet Salad with greens and feta cheese
Homemade Artisan Bread--white with spelt

Dessert:
Chocolate Bunny Cake

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