When you are an experienced cook and preparing for special occasions, I think you have to walk a fine line between successful dishes you have prepared and new dishes you want to try. I decided a few weeks ago that I would make chicken and dumplings for Easter. However, that has now changed. First of all, Mr. D is taking a drug that increases his blood sugar level so I want to keep that in mind as I prepare our meal. Second, as beef prices have really increased here, we have been eating lots of chicken. We decided we will have a beef roast for Easter. I will also serve rice and probably asparagus or brussel sprouts. Of course, we will have the traditional southern dish of deviled eggs as a side dish. This menu will be a good choice for Mr. D and it is something I enjoy too.
As I was thinking about my menu, I started thinking of how much I enjoy brunch. I have made it in the past as part of our Easter celebration. However, this year as we are attending a different church, the brunch idea will not work with our church schedule. This morning, I decided we could have brunch on Saturday morning. Now I am super excited about having two special meals on the same weekend. My favorite brunch recipe is Ina Garten’s French Omelet. I have shared it on this blog before but it definitely deserves repeating. We will have that along with some fresh fruit. As I was browsing through my recipe books, I saw a couple of other options I think would be good brunch ideas and I am sharing them below.
First and foremost, here is Ina Garten’s French Omelet recipe and believe me it tastes so good and Ina’s directions make the recipe so easy to follow. This is from her cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics.
The following recipes are from my 1982 Southern Living Annual Recipes. If you are expecting a house full of company for Easter, I think either one of these one would be good choices. The french toast recipe baked in the oven would give you time to make other preparations while it is baking.
The fruit recipe could be prepared ahead of time.
I wish for you a glorious Easter and I hope you are able to spend the day with the people you love the most. Thanks for stopping by.