Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Easter Eve Menu Settled
After a night of tossing and turning with a stuffy, runny nose I finally determined my Easter Eve menu. Not much else to do when you are up alone in the middle of the night.
So here it is:
Grilled Adobe Shrimp
Asparagus and Serrano Ham rolled in Crepes with Dill Mayo
Homemade Crab Cakes
Spring Salad with Strawberries, Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Poppy Seed Dressing
Homemade Fettuccini with Asparagus and Shrimp in a light white sauce
Honey Baked Ham
With Garlic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Spring Trifle with Lady Fingers, Strawberries and Vanilla Cream
Lamb Cake Pound Cake
The reason we are celebrating on Easter Eve is because most of the Doherty's live in Northwest Indiana, making it a long haul for a Sunday event. It also gives all of us "outlaws" time to spend with our families as well.
Splitting time between both sides of a family can be tedious, tiring and guilt ridden. Some of my long time family traditions have fallen to the wayside in order to make room for Doherty Traditions.
So this year I am combining both families and having one big extravaganza. We always have a great time when we get together.
The Doherty's are much more laid back than the O'Connors. Their modus operendi is play a joke, tease one another and basically just laugh the worries away.
My family on the other hand seems to have a little more drama attached to it. Maybe its just because I know alot more about my family versus The Accountant's??
Mom and Dad Doherty are the most loving, romantic, caring people you will ever meet. They have been married for over 60 years now and still manage to wow us with their devotion to one another.
My parents are a tad younger than the Doherty's, with 45 years of marriage under their belt. They tend to keep things a little more lively and active. There is never a dull moment in their lives, trust me!
They are both amazing parents who with their love have guided us along the way. They have shown us what it is to be loved and how to love. We are blessed to be sharing the Easter Holiday with both sides this Saturday.
I personally think the Doherty's love the commotion us O'Connor's create, its kind of addicting.