Mom’s birthday lunch – 05/21/2017

My mom and sister joined Ted and I for lunch today to celebrate my mom’s birthday.

Menu
Maple-glazed Pork Roast
Farro with Mushrooms and Thyme
Skillet Asapagus
Homemade bread

Boston Cream Pie

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Easter dinner – 03/27/2016

My family joined Ted and I for a late lunch today.

We started with a cheese platter and some Bacon Jam and Brie Phyllo Cups while the family gathered and we put the finishing touches on dinner.

Menu
Baked Ham
Gratin Dauphinois
Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Cauliflower with Browned Butter and Parmesean
Homemade sweet bread (my family always calls it bull)

Hot-cross Buns
Fruit salad (from my nephew)
M&M cookies

Notes under the cut

Easter lunch 2010

Sixteen people had Easter lunch at our place this year – 9 adults & 7 children. That’s by far the largest number we’ve had over for a sit down meal. Thankfully the weather was wonderful so we set the kids up on the deck outside with paper plates piled with food. The adults sat at the inside table, within earshot yet relatively peaceful.

Menu
Crackers & assorted cheeses
Black olive jam, cream cheese & rosemary boule

Baked Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Grilled asparagus with lemon zest
Glazed carrots
Green salad (from my sister)

Homemade Portugese sweet bread by ted_badger

2 desserts from my sister-in-law and her brother’s girlfriend

Easter 2009 Dinner

The family gathered at our place this Easter for lunch, an egg hunt and chit chat. It was a long day with a total of 14 of us gathered including 6 under the age of 10. Thank goodness we moved the TV downstairs. 🙂

Easter 2009 Menu
Baked Ham with Maple Orange Glaze
Mashed Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Roasted Asparagus

Homemade rolls (ala ted_badger)

Plus three deserts – raspberry triffle from my sister-in-law and chocolate-cherry squares & chocolate chip bars from my mom.

 

Easter 2008 dinner

First family dinner minus dad. It was a tad odd not having him around. OK more than a tad though no one was really letting on about it.

The dinner menu looks remarkably like the Saturday night menu from 3/16.

Salad with strawberries
Baked ham w/pineapple mustard sauce
Mashed potatoes
Green peas

Hot cross buns (ala ted_badger)

Transformer birthday cake (for Benny’s 4th birthday courtesy of his mom)