With one week until Easter it's time to put the finishing touches on my Easter menu. This Easter it will just be my boyfriend and me, so I am trying to not go overboard with my menu, while still providing enough options. Let me tell you, it is a far more difficult task than it should be. You see I have this bad habit of over doing it for all meals, and holiday meals are always extra challenging. In the end, I decided that the perfect non excessive meal should include an appetizer, entree, two sides, and a lighter dessert. Enough different tastes to provide options, but not an excessive amount that will leave a weeks worth of left overs.
Our meal will start with deviled eggs done three ways to use up all those pesky easter eggs we dyed. My boyfriend loves them regular, and I love them elevated just a bit. For my elevated versions I'll top one of them with bacon bits & a sprinkle of smoked paprika. The smoked paprika gives it a slight BBQ flavor, which I love. For my other egg I'll add a fancy element by adding black truffle oil to the deviled egg mixture.
After some delectable deviled eggs, I plan on serving our favorite entree a rack of lamb. The recipe I linked it to would be a wonderful base to customize depending on your taste preference. I always add 1/4 cup of bread crumbs to my mixture to develop a more substantial crust. To continue with the rosemary & garlic flavor profile I'll serve rosemary roasted red potatoes and prosciutto wrapped asparagus as the two side dishes. To finish it all up we will enjoy some fresh strawberries with rose whipped cream. It seemed like the least excessive option that still provided a delicious finishing note.
What are all of you planning on serving this Easter? If you are lucky enough to be enjoying somebody else's cooking be sure to check back later this week for my tips on what to bring your Easter host!