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Monday, April 21, 2014

A FEASTING DAY

Other than Thanksgiving (and birthdays), Easter Sunday is probably the best dining day of the year at our house.  SWMBO traditionally fixes ham and this year was no exception.


Accompanied by asparagus and sweet potato medalions, it was a meal fit for the gods.  

She tried a new addition to her classic Waldorf salad and asked me to guess what it was.


No, it wasn't the Petite Sirah, silly.  I mean IN the salad.  After a couple of false starts I correctly guessed kale.  It was a nice addition.

Oh, there were also deviled eggs.  REALLY deviled, thanks to the addition of some Sriracha sauce to the yolks.  And garlic toast made on sliced bolillo rolls.

I LOVE our feasts.  Primarily because I am married to one of the best cooks in the Universe.  (Take THAT, Bobby Flay!)

After dinner, I was given the task of cleaning up the kitchen while the chef took a well-deserved rest on our patio.


Now, if I've calculated correctly, it's only 221 days until Thanksgiving!

21 comments:

Should Fish More said...

Good lord, that looks good. Don't suppose you could slap a slice of ham on some bread with mustard and fedex it to Seattle.........

joeh said...

I use raisins instead of grapes, but kale? I gotta think about that.

Great meal!

Phil Perisich said...

What a wonderful meal and healthy too. I admire your and SWMBO's zest for life.

Jager said...

Can I come over next Easter?

A friend of ours brought an interesting appetizer...she whipped up a pizza dough, baked it for about 5 minutes, put pulled pork on the crust, chopped green onions and red peppers and buried it all in a pile of cheese, back in the oven for another 5 and it was unreal. I did crab legs steamed in white wine with tomatoes, onion, basil and garlic butter. We had various cheeses, breads, et, etc, etc. Then we sat down to the ham and traditional sides. And of course we washed it all down with wines of all kinds. Oh there was badminton and kite flying too. Good day was had by all. SWMBO 2.0 was a top badminton player, I had no idea.

Sharon Anck said...

Looks like a feast fit for a king!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

I could, but would I? That's another question. ;)

Catalyst/Taylor said...

She just slivered some and mixed it in.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

You only go around once. Might as well enjoy it while we can.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Wow! And you want to come to OUR house?

Catalyst/Taylor said...

It was, Sharon, it was.

Steve said...

Good eats Bruce. SWMBO does a real snappy job of it.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Yes, she does. Guess I'd better keep her around.

jager said...

You're invited to ours but SWMBO makes the sweet potato thing.

Pearl said...

The feast days are the best ones, and it's just not a feast at our place without three kinds of pie. :-)

Pearl

Catalyst/Taylor said...

That would have been a waste. I was too full for dessert.

Tom Cochrun said...

Yes your SWMBO is a world class chef! The introduction of Kale in the Waldorf is a clever way to get that dark green we are supposed to consume more of, into your tummy.
We were with friends at one of their homes where Diane prepared a wonderful ham with her traditional sides of a baked pineapple (like a bread pudding really) and aspargus lasagna. Loree brought a wonderful carrot cake, I tried your Coconut Cream Pie (good response) Lana baked hot cross rolls and all of this was accompanied by terrific wines which were preceded by terrific wines and a cheese board, plus an easter egg hunt. Yep, a feast indeed.

Lowandslow said...

So she cooks and you clean up afterwards? We have the same understanding here, too, and based on the feast(s) we both had, I think we struck a Grand Bargain with the ladies. :)

S

Val said...

That's downright classy. We just pass around a haunch of cured meat, and take turns gnawing it down to the bone. The kids clamor for chicken fingers out of the Fry Daddy.

Stephen Hayes said...

Thanks for making my stomach growl. This food looks fantastic!

The Bug said...

Yum! What does she put on the sweet potatoes? I have one that I still need to fix. I usually cut them into fries & put olive oil & salt & pepper on them.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Tossed with olive oil, seasoned with salt and Mrs. Dash (Original).