Happy (Belated) Easter!

I know I’m a couple of days late, but still… I hope everyone had a nice holiday. We certainly did.

Easter is an unusual holiday for me because I don’t really have any specific food traditions around Easter dinner. Growing up, my family wasn’t religious, so Easter wasn’t a big deal other than the chocolate left by the Easter Bunny. My husband’s family always had ham, and that’s where we had Easter most of the time when my father-in-law was alive. Once he died, however, the meals with my husband’s family ended. I’m not a big ham fan, so I didn’t keep up my husband’s tradition. But I never settled into a regular thing. Sometimes we would have chicken, sometimes salmon, sometimes a pork roast.

This year, my husband had some things he wanted to do down where he keeps his boat, so he wasn’t going to be home for the holiday. That gave me an opportunity to have something my son and I like but he doesn’t––TURKEY! Turkey twice in one year! How exciting!

However, I wanted to do totally different sides than I do for Thanksgiving. So instead of potatoes and stuffing and brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce, we had roasted asparagus and onions, salad, and homemade buttermilk biscuits.

I don’t think I’ve ever done that before: cooked a turkey with Spring side dishes. So that was fun and different, not to mention delicious.

For dessert, I couldn’t resist this cream-filled, star-shaped brioche shown above. I’d never seen anything like it!

I doubt this will become our tradition, but it was fun coming up with a totally new experience for Easter dinner.


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