|My Easter Table|
All I had to do was make some sides, set the table and pour the wine.
My Mom made her wonderful German potato salad, which is made with vinegar, oil, onion and bacon, but no mayonnaise.
|German Potato Salad|
I made some oven roasted carrots and Brussels sprouts, simply sliced and diced, tossed with a seasoning blend and drizzled in olive oil.
I also tried some Sweet Potatoes Soufflé from Honey Baked Ham, but I don't recommend this dish. Unfortunately, I didn't read the ingredients before I purchased it - something which I normally always do but I was in a rush that day. Big mistake. It was overly sweet and loaded with hydrogenated oil - something that should be avoided at all costs. We all had a taste of it but none of us cared for it and it ended up in the trash.
As for the ham itself - it was absolutely delicious. Served at room temperature, it was perfectly cooked with just the right amount of sweet sugary crunch. I think that this may become a new Easter tradition for us!
I picked up some Brie cheese from Wegmans, and topped it with their Caramel Pecan Topping. Serve this with Carr's Whole Wheat Crackers and it's superb.
I dressed the table with pink roses in Donna Karan Lenox Porcelain Touch Vases and added
|Brie Cheese with a Caramel Pecan Topping|
|Easter Table Chick|
Donna Karan Lenox Porcelain Touch Collection votive candles, gifts of chocolate Easter Eggs, sugared almonds in a tri-bowl dish, and decorative little yellow feather chicks "hatching" out of their eggs.
For dessert, the pièce de résistance was the 7-Layer Delight Cake, which is 7 layers of moist yellow cake layered with fudge and chocolate icing and iced with their Southern Fudge Icing. This bakery has been on my radar for years, and I don't know why it took me so long to order a cake from them. The cake arrives frozen. Simply thaw out the cake around three hours before consumption so that is at room temperature. I added the few little Cadbury's Mini Eggs on top of the cake.
|Caroline's Cakes famous 7-Layer Delight Cake|
Ok, so it wasn't exactly effortless, but it definitely was with the minimum of effort compared to some of the Easter lunches that I have prepared in the past. And clean-up was a breeze!
- The Sassi Wench