Easter Dinner Round-up.
The weather here is quickly turning into that 'dear god; it's so humid I'm never leaving my air conditioned home again', so I wanted to offer a light, yet filling, dinner.
We shared the meal with Matt's parents, as well as some 'special guests' (more on that later), and I think it all came together.
Beginning with the photo above, we had Spring Asparagus with Melted Brie, Balsamic and Olive Oil; a recipe from the restaurant Spring, in Chicago.
The tender asparagus with the Brie was just fantastic...
A disturbingly simple Spring Green Salad, from Tyler Florence.
Another light dish, the fresh Pecan Barley Salad. I rather liked it, and I saw people taking seconds...which always makes me happy.
Matt's mom and dad really like Cornish game hens. When I saw a recipe for Lavender & Lemon Cornish Hens on Lyn's blog, I grabbed it, hoping I'd find a good reason to try it out. Easter seemed like the perfect excuse.
And when it was time to clear the table, all that was left were the carcasses of five tiny birds...thanks, Lyn!
I also made Aigo Boudio, or Herb and Garlic Broth, with New Potatoes, The recipe came from Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen. But in all the commotion, we didn't get a photo. It happens.
Easter Sunday also coincided with my mother-in-law's birthday, so for the dessert I made her favorite chocolate cake, with a true-to-it's-name Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, and chocolate decorations. She loved it.
So, there you have it. My extreme schedule has finally ended, so both cooking and posting should be back to normal now.
For those waiting for the EoMEoTE round-up, a little patience, please! I should have it up in a couple of days.
Blog Party#9 is this weekend! This month , we're turning our favorite desserts into bite-sized treats! Create sweet appetizers and drinks (non-alcoholic would be just fine), and get your entries to me no later than this Thursday, 20 April. You can leave a link here in the comments, or send an email to thehappysorceress at gmail dot com; and I hope to see you there!
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