Tradition, tradition! (Part 2)

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Saturday of Easter weekend we went to another service where we rang bells and noisemakers at an appointed time.  It was like New Year’s Eve but even more fun because we celebrated many times not just once at midnight. 

My family assembled for dinner before the service and we walked over to church together.  I prepared all the items in advance and assembled them to go into the oven when the baked ham came out for a “rest”.

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Doug did a superb job of the ham.

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This was accompanied by  a mandarin/almond salad which I veggied up red onion, red pepper  and sprigs of fresh cilantro. P1010059

We also  had cheesy scallop potatoes, sweet potatoes tossed in honey, green beans topped with crispy onion rings and herb pull-apart loaf. P1010053

For my new daughter-in-law I prepared one of her families’ traditions when ham is served-hot curried fruit ( I used pineapple, peaches and mangoes). 

I also made this hot mustard sauce to go with the ham:

Whisk together 1 T of flour with 3/4 c sugar and 1 T dry mustard.  In a separate bowl, blend 2 egg yolks with 1 c milk.  Whisk the contents of the two bowls together and then whisk in 1/2 c tarragon vinegar.  Transfer to saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking the entire time, then reduce and simmer until desired thickness.P1010057

It was a wonderful weekend and we created some new traditions.

“I do not green eggs and ham.  I do not like them Sam I am.”-Dr. Seussimages


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One Comment to

“Tradition, tradition! (Part 2)”

  1. Avatar April 6th, 2010 at 5:29 am Victoria Says:

    How sweet of you to make curried fruit. Did you like it? The meal looked wonderful. Your son ate his lamb and mint sauce like a good son in law. I’m not sure if he was being a good sport because his wife loves it so much (she also loves ham) or whether he really likes it. I use a Julia Child mustard/garlic/rosemary crust which keeps it juicy. Unfortunately another one of our traditional Easter dishes, Pavlova, fell! It was shocking and sad to see such a flat little pancake instead of the puffy meringue, but slathering anything in whipped cream and strawberries makes it go down OK.


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