Friday, April 10, 2009

Pondering the Menu

From The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter

With my head firmly in the sand, the holiday has snuck up on me.  We're going to have a quiet one.  Well maybe.  Mr. Larger Than Life is coming and because a shout is a whisper to him, it ought to be fairly loud with all these empty walls and floors.  Rachel will be here too and she should keep me fairly busy.  I hope it's nice so I can swing with her out on the porch.  Sebba is bringing her new beau to meet the family.  Nothing like trial by fire for the young man.  At least he doesn't have to contend with the dog who pretty much hated all her boyfriends.  If Duke's ashes fall off their perch, we'll know something isn't right.

I still don't have living room furniture yet, though I ordered it today.  It's coming just in time on Tuesday.  Nothing like Procrastinating, which you all know by now is my middle name.  The windows will be clean though as long as it doesn't rain.  I hired a contractor to do that dirty job tomorrow.  I also have someone coming tomorrow to help me clean the empty house.  Ha. Slacker is my confirmation name.  Really though, there are miles of hardwood in this house and it would be nice if someone else would do the heavy work here for a day.

That leaves me to ponder the menu.  Honey Baked Ham?  Ho-hum.  Roast leg of lamb?  Now we don't really know our oven yet, do we?  That could be a disaster.  OK.  How about stuffed grape leaves?  Yum.  I'll have to find a slave to help me roll them all.  I'll make a ham too-the Barefoot Contessa's mango chutney glazed ham.  That sounds pretty tasty.  Some cheesy potatoes because that sounds easy.  Roasted asparagus is pretty simple too, and a salad. I'll buy dessert and the bread, although I've had a hankering for those lemon bars again.  Those sound spring-like, don't they?  There!  Now that wasn't so bad, was it?  Remind me, I need to buy earplugs.

What are you making for dinner on Sunday?  If you tell me reservations, I'll cry.  


20 comments:

Kathleen said...

Sniff...no more easter baskets around here anymore. We're heading to sis-in-law's house and bringing a cake (chocolate, sinfully dark chocolate with dark chocolate creamy frosting...store-bought, of course, unless I overcome baking angst).

Enjoy your first easter in your new home!

Lisa L said...

omg...stuffed grape leaves...can I come?

Miss 376 said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend and it all goes smoothly

Betty Flocken said...

You must be a phenominal (sp) cook. I am going to CA with Katie and Sabby, (Paul has to work) and I think we're taking a side dish. :) That's BETTER than reservations.

debra said...

We're going to G and G's (G'Ma and G'Pa's) over the stream and through the woods. I told my mother-in-law that I was going to ask everyone (the adult niece and nephew) what they wanted to bring. And they are rising to the occasion (pun intended). I will make some kind of roasted veggie---easy and healthy.
And in the unlikely event that the ashes fall, we will send you another urn :-)
xoxo

laurie said...

we're having ho hum honeybaked ham. i'll make irish bread. and after pricing out 10 chocolate bunnies, i came home with 10 cadbury eggs for 1/2 the price.

Amy said...

I'm quite familiar with my oven, so leg of lamb it is. Haven't decided on the side dishes yet. It kind of depends on what produce looks good when I go grocery shopping today.

Rositta said...

Well let see, as I'm alone this year and have a hankering for turkey I bought some turkey pieces which I will toss in the oven. I've been living on frozen dinners this week which is so unlike me I need a decent meal. If my husband gets back next week as scheduled we will do a small bbq for Greek Easter. I plan to buy myself a nice decadent piece of cake from the local baker. Getting someone to help you is a good thing, I do it all the time. Happy Easter...ciao

The Crusty Crone said...

wow... that sounds (slurp) good.

really good.

Miss T said...

Roasted leg of lamb with pomegranate molasses. And other stuff. I'm not sure what! I'm being very last minute about Easter this year.

Anonymous said...

Where is the kibbee!!!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Sounds like a great menu. I have fixed Ina's ham and it was delicious. Have a great weekend.

Winifred said...

We have our get together on Good Friday and have a couple of different types of fish, roast potatoes, spicy potato wedges and salad.

Hope you have a lovely Easter and Duke's ashes rest peacefully!

Brenda said...

I was just starting to wonder what to have. Have to decide quick because the stores will only be open tomorrow and not Sunday here. Are restaurants open on Easter? Reservations? Have a nice weekend in your new home! Happy Easter!

Gail said...

I will be there to eat!!!

Cheryl said...

I'm coming to your house for Easter dinner. You just made me so hungry. I don't have a clue. Will probably be reservations, as we are still at the hotel. I can live with eating out!

Glad you hired someone to clean the windows. I HATE cleaning windows.

Have a Happy Easter. I hope all goes well with your family!!
XXXXXXX

Pyzahn said...

Sorry, I couldn't concentrate after looking at the illustration...is that bunny getting whipped with a switch? Yowza!

flydragon said...

Soooo, you did tell Mr. Larger Than Life that you moved. I wondered if you would:)
And if you're looking to get rid of the leftovers, you know they ship very easily these days, don't you?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I've just cleared up from making a pheasant roast dinner - now, after reading this, I'm hungry again.

CJ xx

Rudee said...

Pyzahn, I didn't notice the switch until you mentioned it. Must have eaten all the Easter candy to get a whooping.