This festive meal is a pleasure to host because you do most of the preparation in advance. Serves: 8
Shrimp and Bacon Deviled Eggs
Sun-Dried Tomato and Herb-Stuffed Leg of Lamb
Asparagus with Olive Gremolata
Roasted Potatoes with Herb Vinaigrette
Hot Cross Buns
Almond Jelly Roll with Raspberry Filling

Credit: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

Wine Note Lamb stars in most Mediterranean cuisines. Thus, it's traditionally paired with a score of different wines. My favorite is syrah, which is rich and mouth-filling with an earthy, meaty character that perfectly underscores the luscious meatiness of lamb. –Karen MacNeil