Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Ideas!

I know it's a little early for the subject of Easter, but I'm wanting some new ideas for Easter dinner. I'm tired of ham and don't want turkey. I'm not what you would call one of those types of people who are open to "far-out" food. I like my staples (pork, chicken & anything Italian). So with that being said, can you guys give me some ideas. What do you serve for your Easter dinner (and if it sounds good, count on 3 more at your table)?


Pat Jenkins said...

well since we had taco bell for thanksgiving, how about ci ci's for easter? it is all you can eat remember!!!

74WIXYgrad said...

Ball Park franks-They plump when you cook em.

If that don't work, there's always the Waffle House.

namaste said...

lasagna or ziti. quiche (i prefer the spinach kind). turkey meatloaf.

there's my two cents, karen. i like your style. it's never too early to plan a menu for a special occasion.


Karen said...

Wixy - I don't want to eat anything that "plumps" when I cook it.

Namaste - You my dear are right on track. I would love to have lasagna or ziti. YUMMY! I don't know about the turkey meatloaf, I don't seem to favor ground turkey at all, but Pat would go for it.

Pat - I'm not even going to respond to that one! Better yet, how about you go there and we'll have lasagna!! Everyone is happy then!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The men here crack me up!!!
I have Easter w/ my Grandma and it has to be ham. always ham.
I am not a big fan of ham, but you don't try to shift menus on a 96 year old woman. :)
One day, perhaps a casserole???
I do like the idea of Quiche too.
What about a nice pork tenderloin? that is always good.
Love the table that your house at Easter??? very pretty.

Karen said...

Oh, the pork is a good idea! No, that is not our house, it is pretty though. Thanks for your input.

Jen said...

I have an idea of a chicken breast recipe I make -I'll come back tomorrow and give it to you. I have to look it up.

Lutra said...

I am pretty good at cooking (if it is correct to trhow some flowers at myself :p), so if you don't know yet what to do, I can give you some ideas. Specially for mediterranean food.


Karen said...

Thanks Jen, I look forward to it. I love chicken!

Lutra, I've never tried mediterranean food. I'm not one to go outside of the box very often (probably never) but if you have a good recipe that's not very hot, let me know.

Lutra said...

Don't worry, as you said, you like "anything Italian", and meditarranean food is like this (in fact, italian food IS mediterranean food :) ).

I bring you some ideas, and if one of them sounds good to you, just ask me and I will give you the receipt in detail:

- Spanish olmelet (it is a good substitute for potatato mashed).

- Musaka (it is very similar to lassagna, made with pork or cow and eggplant).

- Gazpacho (it is an excellent subtitute for salads, it is considered the best cold soup of the world).

- Rissoto (a very creamy rice, can be made with mushrooms, shrimps, meat... anything you want).

- Pumpking or tomato cream (another excellent subtitute for salads, these ones are hot dishes).

- Sheep eyes filled with lettuce (just kidding, as you can see, mediterranean food isn't that strange :p).

Jen said...

Here's a really good dish--I think it would be good for Easter. I've made it for various holiday meals.
I don't have a name for this recipe ??

4 Chicken Breasts
8 bacon slices
4 0z chipped beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 0z sour cream

Wrap each chick breast in bacon.
Cover bottom of a greased 8x12 baking dish with chipped beef. place wrapped chicken breasts in dish.
Blend soup and sour cream and pour over the breasts. Sprinkle the top with Paprika heavily.
Bake at 275 for 3 hours.

If you need more chicken you can add a few more, just add more sour cream for the sauce.

Lutra said...

Hi, as I suppose that you may not imagine how the dishes I said may just look like, here I bring you some links to photographs:

Spanish olmelette (basically egg and potatos, dish from spain):

Musaka (looks like lassagna, but with eggplants intead of pasta, from greece):

Gazpacho (cold soup made with vegetables, from spain):

Risotto (creamy rice, from Italy):

Pumpkin cream (from... I don't know):

Karen said...

Hey guys, thanks so much for your input. You've definitely given me alot of options. We'll have to try some of them for sure. ;)