After fasting all day on Saturday we were ready for another day of entertaining.
Having had a savoury breakfast on friday Paul wanted something sweet on Sunday. I made blueberry, lemon pancakes with maple sausage patties. Of course paul wanted them in Easter shapes - the only molds we had were hearts and these barnyard shapes. The chickens were 'Eastery' so I went with those.
Some fresh fruit and a mimosa (made with a small bottle of sparkling wine this time!!!!!!) and we were set.
After we were cleaned up we set the table. There were 6 of us for dinner in total.
When everyone had arrived we enjoyed appetizers in the family room. we were relatively simple this year . . . well, simple for us anyways! We served Pizza Rustica (a traditional Italian dish), an assortment of local cheeses, and a neat appetizer I found online - asparagus wrapped with prosciutto and puff pastry.
Paul made an amazing broccoli salad . . .
For vegetables we served my favourite peas with mint that my grandmother made for us years ago. I also had honey roasted baby carrots with roasted pistachios.
The scalloped potatoes recipe was a new one - this one had close to 1 1/2 pounds of cheese and lots of fresh herbs. I think it was my favourite scalloped potato recipe ever - lots of flavour (lots of fat as well so I won't be making these regularly)!
We had two types of roasted ham (don't ask, I thought the one ham was going to be too small so I cooked a second one . . . needless to say we had a TON of leftovers!) The ham had an apple cider/maple syrup/brown sugar/mustard glaze which was the perfect combination of sweet and savoury.
I had planned on making the amazing ricotta tart that we made last week in our cooking class but it turns out I only had half the ricotta cheese that was needed. ARGH
Happily I had plenty of lemons in the refrigerator so I whipped up a lemon meringue pie!