Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Menu 2011

Last year for Easter I adopted all of my "orphan" friends.  People who either weren't going to be with their families because of distance or scheduling, and hosted dinner at my house.  It turned into a crazy night

This year I've decided to step it up a notch and have started working on my menu, it's nearly complete, and I'm getting excited.  The one snag, is that I've decided I really want to make two tarts.  One is a wild mushroom tart with a bit of truffle oil, and the other is an asparagus tart.  Lovely and filled with Spring flavors!  Leftover they would also be amazing for dinner with salad.  I don't have any tart pans right now, but Williams Sonoma has a great one for $9.  I think I may have to invest in a few...

I'm thinking my menu will lay out like this...

Shrimp cocktail
Baked brie
Deviled eggs
Artichoke dip

Sugarcane baked ham with spiced apples and pears
Honey glazed carrots and sugar snap peas
Asparagus tart
Wild mushroom tart
Caesar salad in parmesan bowls
Rolls (according to Gimpy, as long as they are soft, warm, and buttery, he'll be happy)
Maybe another side?  Not sure....

Strawberry rhubarb crumble with vanilla bean ice cream
Rhubarb wine sangria 
       (Putney Mountain Winery makes a rhubarb wine that we got a bottle of that would be perfect with this)
Carrot cake with homemade cream cheese frosting


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