Weekend Special – A Traditional Roast Ham for Easter

When I was a kid, most of the families in our neighborhood roasted a ham for Easter and ours was no exception. If you and your family are looking for a great ham dinner for the holiday, here are my suggestions:

Relax with Cocktails: A few Mediterranean Shrimp will delight your guests. Serve them warm, they cook in minutes, or make up a batch early in the day and serve them at room temperature. For a little crunch, add a platter of crispy vegetables and a small bowl of Peanut-Sesame Dipping Sauce or Lemon-Basil Aioli. Don’t forget to set out a bowl or two of Roasted Almonds and Spicy Olives to nibble.

Sit Down to a Light and Bright Salad: Salad with Roasted Grapes will launch your dinner in style. Or keep it simple with a Caesar Salad. Both will make a great start to your holiday dinner.

The Main Event: If Easter wouldn’t be Easter at your house without a ham, you might like to try my recipe for Maple Glazed Ham with Apples & Onions in the on-line version of the spring 2011 issue of Image Magazine. Serve the ham with Cheesy Potatoes. Add some Roasted Carrots for Bugs or Green Beans. (My Nana Westland always served greens beans at Easter.)

For a Sweet Finish: Carrot Cupcakes or maybe Coconut Cupcakes are fun if you’ve got kids at the table. The Coconut Cupcakes are featured in April’s In the Kitchen with Kids, my Parenting New Hampshire Magazine column. Have  fun baking and decorating cupcakes with the little ones on Saturday afternoon. If cupcakes aren’t your thing, Aunt Anna’s Pecan Pie is a great choice.

Have a wonderful weekend with family and friends. Bon appétit!

And not to worry if you prefer lamb for Easter, braised or grilled, I’ve got you covered with a great menu for an Easter Lamb Feast. Or maybe you’ve got a big crowd coming …  a Buffet Brunch will be just the thing. Lamb, Ham or Brunch, I’ve got you covered with menus and recipes to delight you and your guests.

Want more? Click Here! for more seasonal menus or Here! for a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog!

What’s on your Easter menu? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button.

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© Susan W. Nye, 2012


2 thoughts on “Weekend Special – A Traditional Roast Ham for Easter

  1. Great selection, I love traditional dinners. We’re not big into lamb in our house so at Easter we always have turkey and ham exactly like we’d have at Christmas, it’s so good 🙂


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