Friday, April 10, 2009

The Easter Menu

In today's Everday Cheapskate, Mary Hunt provided two of her favorite brunch recipes "[o]n the off chance you have not made any plans at all...." I laughed out loud because yesterday I had lunch with about 6 female friends and all of their children (it was LOUD and chaotic and FUN!!)and not one of us had made menu plans yet for Easter.

I have no idea what to cook for Easter. Growing up, my family didn't have the same thing for Easter every year so I don't feel a nostalgic pull to any particular food. My husband grew up celebrating Passover and he remembers lots of brisket and matza (and apparently he doesn't care to continue that tradition). We made a really nice lamb dinner the first year we were married and I really enjoyed that, but lamb is expensive and I'm not sure I want to spend that kind of money.

I am thinking about skipping the large lunch/dinner idea and cooking a nice breakfast instead. I just bought a new waffle maker so I could do a waffle bar. We love quiches and that would be delicious. I love homemade cinnamon rolls. But since I've been cooking nice breakfasts for us every morning, the brunch idea has lost its luster a tad.

Today is Friday, however, which is my day to plan the menu for the next week. Sometime today I have to come up with something.

2 Thoughts From Others:

robin said...

If you DO go with the brunch idea, may I offer my new favorite brunch item? Vegetarian eggs benedict - YUM! Instead of using Canadian bacon, you put in a slice of tomato with fresh basil and a slice of avocado. Super delicious and very filling.

Camille said...

Yum! That may be perfect -- something I love but that I don't want to take the time to make on a daily basis! Great idea, thanks!

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