Gather your friends and family to celebrate the Easter season with these festive springtime menus.
Festive Spring Lunch
Whether for a ladies' luncheon or a Sunday family gathering, juicy roasted chicken paired with a veggie-pasta toss and fresh
fruit salad make a simple and stunning meal. For the grand finale, serve chocolate layer cake with chocolate frosting and
Guests will swoon at the sight of this lovely seasonal menu. Because it features springtime classics like fava beans, fresh
peas, and strawberries, it's worth a trip to the farmer's market for the freshest produce.
Invite the neighborhood children over to hunt eggs while the adults dine on marinated shrimp, deviled eggs, and chicken salad
sandwiches. The kids won't stay away from the food table too long once they discover the double-chocolate brownies and lemon
Welcome in the warm spring climate by serving lunch outdoors. Decorate the table with festively colored Easter eggs and tulips
to complement the impressive spread of soup, salad, lamb and veggies. Finish off the meal with sweet coconut cream tartlets
With a little advance planning, you'll reap the rewards of a virtually effortless menu. Buy a high-quality ham that only needs
reheating, then an hour before your guests arrive, simply slip it in the oven along with the strata, a savory make-ahead bread
The key to this laid-back lunch is planning ahead. Prepare the vinaigrette for the shrimp, purchase a pre-cooked ham, marinate
the asparagus, and make dessert the day before. When it's time to eat, bring your plates outside and sit in the sunshine.
Your guests will appreciate the relaxed atmosphere.