Have I mentioned that I don’t live near hardly any family? So when there’s a big holiday meal to make, it pretty much falls to my shoulders. Sometimes I mind, most of the time I don’t. I love to cook, I just hate the plethora of dishes that follow. In the case of Easter dinner this year, we left the very next day for spring break in California. So I had to get all the dishes and pots and pans done the night before, and pack till midnight. Not fun at all.
First up, I was too lazy to make rolls, so I made a loaf of challah bread. Oh yes the eggy golden bread that is slightly sweet was a big hit. I was worried it wasn’t rising, but it finally rose (or is it raised?) in the oven when baking. You bet I used my favorite baking book—America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking book.
See what I mean? It didn’t look puffy when in the dough form!
The rest of the spread was a roasted turkey breast, gravy (none for me, see below), mashed red potatoes, and my sister brought a strawberry feta green salad and roasted asparagus.
And of course, we had deviled eggs. My son made sure I sprinkled the ‘red stuff’ on. (Paprika) I adore deviled eggs. I could’ve eaten half the plate. Instead, I had not even one. I’m having some health problems forcing me to eat a calorie restricted diet right now. It stinks so bad I can’t even describe it, so I won’t.
It was a great day, to celebrate a great event.