I love the menu planning process for holidays and dinner parties. I love skimming fine cooking, my cookbook shelves, pinterest, and old menu pages from previous years, remembering joyful moments shared with friends and family, laughing to myself about recipes that flopped, getting hungry remembering the delightful surprises and wild successes.
This is my menu this year. I've dropped a side, added a side, rotated back to a harder version of another one, retreated to the comfortable familiarity of popovers (unlike the awful dinner rolls I tried last year), and of course, I kept the carrot cake.
Easter Menu 2016
Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon
Salads and Sides
Popovers (from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman)
Sous Vide Country Ham
Sparkling Apple Cider
Watermelon Mint Lemonade
So, what's cooking at your house this weekend? Do you travel for Easter, host, or order Chinese? Any favorite spring traditions?