Welcome to Easter Entertaining Part 2: Dinner and Desserts! Now that appetizers and champagne pairings are all planned out, it’s time to start looking at what’s for dinner and dessert on Easter Sunday. Bringing that springtime feeling to the Easter table while still making sure your guests leave full and happy can be achieved! Onward!
What’s for Dinner?
Main Course Idea #1: Salmon and Beets (with yogurt sauce over watercress)
This springy and refreshing recipe from Country Living is good for you and tastes unbelievably delicious! Fresh dill and a little lemon juice and zest make this a satisfying meal that’s still light and perfect for an Easter sunday afternoon lunch or evening meal. We bet even the kids will give it a try (and like it!).
Main Course Idea #2: Roasted Stuffed Pork Loin
Succulent pork tenderloin is stuffed to perfection with a blend of savory herbs and toasty pecans (that can be omitted if your family doesn’t like nuts or has an allergy). Another idea is to add dried cranberries. Lighten up this rich roasted pork loin with a side of sweet corn salad à la Barefoot Contessa, and you’ve made a decadent meal for Easter dinner.
Main Course Idea #3: Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
This wonderful meatless dish boasts five pounds of spinach and three pounds of mushrooms, making it big and hearty enough for a large crowd! Madiera wine and fresh parsley add depth and richness to the creamy sauce.
What’s for Dessert?
Dessert Idea #1: Speckled Malted Coconut Cake
We just have to say, this is one of the most beautiful cakes we’ve ever seen, and it tastes every bit as wonderful as it looks. Easy to make and virtually effortless to decorate, this cake that looks just like a springtime speckled bird’s egg is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. If your guests are some of those who don’t like coconut, Betty Crocker has a malted milk cake recipe that’s a very similar, delicious result!
Dessert Idea #2: Almond & Pistachio Nougat Ice Cream
Silky, creamy delicious pistachio nougat ice cream is a lot easier to make than you’d think. It’s a sublime combination of honey, fresh nuts, and more. If you can’t find orange blossom water at your local international market, it can be omitted. You can also opt for all almonds or all pistachios, if you’d like! The bottom line is, this creamy confection will be a big it at your Easter gathering.
Dessert Idea #3: Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream & Raspberries
This chocolate meringue cake with whipped cream and fresh raspberries is a surefire crowd pleaser and easy to make. Layers of dense, moist chocolate cake topped with delicate, crispy meringue are sandwiched together with whipped cream and fresh raspberry sauce to make the ultimate Easter dessert.
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What will be on your Easter table this year?