Weekend Links: Virtual Easter Dinner Menu

What a week it has been around here! Part 2 of our Eat Well, Spend less series unfolded with a recipe for lentil shepherd’s pie and over three dozen ideas for frugal, family friendly dinners.

We sang the praises of farm-fresh eggs, which made me all the more anxious to get our chickens. Folks, the wood is cut for the hen house – it just needs to be assembled!

I focused on eating from the pantry (and freezer) this week and it went very well! We also had a goal of ‘no sugar week’, yep, even before I read the NYT article, Is Sugar Toxic? Aside from a few Cadbury mini eggs, we ate no sugar or desserts.

Finally, I set my shyness aside and vlogged my favorite potato dish for holiday dinners. Did you watch it?

All week long another group of blogging friends (yep, I’m overlapping two different series this week. I like punishment.) and I have been publishing dishes for one fabulous, virtual Easter dinner. Hit jump for the full menu.

Virtual Easter Dinner Menu

Stressed because you don’t have a menu in place? Relax. We’ve got things taken care of for you.

Here’s why I love this menu. The meat and potatoes crowd can’t complain because we’ve got a gorgeous glazed ham and a potato strudel to accompany it. Vegetarians can choose from two salads, with Shaina’s pasta stepping up to the plate gallantly as a substantial vegan main dish.

Bread lovers will swoon over Tiffany’s biscuits, and I hope no one notices if I tuck a slice of ham into one and hide it for tomorrow’s lunch.

Liz ends the meal with a simple pie that hits all the high notes  – creamy, cold, fruity and light.

Here’s the menu. Enjoy!

Mustard Orange Glazed Ham from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen

Spring Vegetable Orzo Pasta Salad from Shaina of Food for My Family (pictured above)

Hungarian Cucumber Salad from Tara of Unsophisticook

Goat Cheese Biscuits from Tiffany of Eat at Home

Rosemary Potato Strudel from last Friday’s post here on Simple Bites

Easy Strawberry Pie from Liz of Hoosier Homemade

~ I’m linking up to Menu Plan Monday over at I’m an Organizing Junkie.~

What’s on your Easter menu? Are you inspired yet?

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. This is a delightful array of choices. Your potato strudel is one thing for sure that will be on my Easter menu

  2. I’m inspired! Mmm!

  3. I vote for the orzo

  4. There are some great dishes on this menu. I must say I made Shaina’s Spring vegetable pasta orzo salad over the weekend and it is absolutely wonderful.

  5. That potato strudel you made is at the top of my list!

  6. Great menu round-up!

  7. I’m going to check out Shaina’s orzo recipe with quinoa subsituted instead… looks delicious for veggie friends like me. 🙂

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