I hosted Easter dinner this year. Good Friday dinner, to be precise. Just a small gathering of DH, Mom, Kiddo, MIL, FIL and SIL. And yours truly, bien sur. My mom was visiting for the weekend so I took advantage of the free labour and we put our heads together and came up with a delicious menu! I tried to make it as paleo-friendly as possible, but did throw in a few non-compliant things for the guests.
- Prime Rib with caramelized onion and red wine pan sauce
- Sausage, fig and cranberry stuffed turkey breast roll. Heavily modified from a Barefoot Contessa recipe (used fresh cranberries, 1 cup-ish of coconut flour and almond meal instead of stuffing mix, and no brandy). This was DIVINE. I can not wait to make it again! I had extra stuffing leftover so I made a meatloaf out of it for the freezer
- Honey roasted butternut squash (I buy it pre-chopped at Costco. It’s wonderful. No nasty icky film on your hands!). I think I added thyme. Or something.
- Roasted broccoli (added chopped broccoli and plenty of salt and pepper)
- Roasted root vegetable strudel (“A light butter baked pastry filled with caramelized onion and roasted winter vegetables”… Yeah, this was a locally pre-made meal I had in my freezer. I have a pipe dream of making my own business with this concept!)
- Apple turnovers with puff pastry and whipped cream. No pics of this. We were too busy stuffing our faces with deliciousness…
Behold the somewhat paleo friendly Easter dinner in all its glory (and for the observant among you, yes, I did serve meat on Good Friday. Two types, even! Cause I’m like that…)