Easter sunrise service, breakfast, brunch or dinner all celebrate Spring and the beginning of asparagus reaching out of the ground, spinach begging to be picked and eggs ready to be cracked and whipped or hardboiled to color. April is a great way to celebrate the wakening of the earth for a new harvest season! So today in this blog we will celebrate Spring and a few delicious ways to brighten your table after a long winters nap!
Whip eggs until fluffy yellow; add asparagus, dill, all are ready to be made into a luscious breakfast omelet seated next to thick sliced bacon or ham glazed with a few brush strokes of maple syrup.
This link offers a wonderful recipe for those of us who wish to sleep in a bit and celebrate Spring with asparagus, roasted vegetable and Havarti with dill strata (make this the night before, so you can sleep in), fresh bagels and sweet juicy red strawberries make this brunch perfect for any group. Welcome your guests with a tall pitcher of Mimosa’s, sparkling grape juice & orange juice while the stratum finishes baking. Use big bunches of fresh dill for a tablescape with interest.
How fun is it to have bundles of fresh herbs on the table with colored eggs throughout? Be sure to write the guests names on the eggs…after all these years my guests still want to find their own eggs at the dinner table.
And finally, for those who choose to celebrate with a full traditional dinner here are some tempting ideas to change up the traditional menu and go in a slightly different way. There is still the crowd pleasing ham glazed and shimmering with fruited gems, but lets add roasted asparagus with sundried tomatoes this recipe only takes a quick 10 minutes. Serve with creamy Yukon gold potatoes roasted with bundles of rosemary and garlic, and of course don’t forget the dinner rolls- my choice are Sweet Potato Crescent rolls (these can be made now and frozen until time to bake and serve)! Of course, colored and chocolate eggs and for dessert- Angel food cake filled with fresh ricotta cheese , strawberries and topped with fresh whipped cream.