Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easy Easter Dinner – Stress Free Plan!

Easter is coming up, and typically, that means a family gathering with food. Maybe this is your first year hosting or you have always found family dinners to be a bit of an ordeal. I tend to freak out over planning them and usually try to do too much. Experience has taught me that sometimes less really is more. Especially if you want to enjoy time with your family and not regret you invited them over!


So here is my idea of an Easy Easter Dinner.


  • Lamb Chops – Season with olive oil, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic and rosemary on both sides and preheat your broiler on high for 5 minutes. Pro-tip: leave your oven door open while broiling to keep your oven's thermometer from turning itself off. Broil chops 5 minutes then flip them and broil them for another 3-5 minutes or until the center is pink. 
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  • Brussel sprouts – Season with olive oil, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Cut off the brown ends of the brussel sprouts and then slice them in half. Place in a baking dish into a preheated 400°F oven. Roast for 30-40 minutes, stirring with tongs halfway through for even cooking. 
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  • PotatoesCut potatoes into 1 to 1-1/2 inch chunks and place in salted water that just covers the potatoes and bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes until they are fork tender. Drain potatoes. Place potatoes in a bowl, mash them and add butter and milk until desired creaminess. Salt and pepper to taste. Pro-tip: do not over mash the potatoes or they will become gluey instead of creamy. 
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Enjoy your time with your family and have a wonderful Easter dinner!





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