A Pleasant Little Menu | Easter Lunch

Spring is here and Easter is upon us. If an Easter ham is not in your rotation of holiday dining consider another route: roasted chicken.

The beauty of this protein as the main dish is that it’s easy to prepare (click here to read more about roasting a chicken) and if done properly can be a work of art.This menu is inspired by the Easters I grew up with: fried chicken, cucumbers in vinegar, a quick salad with homemade ranch, buttered rolls and time.

For our family, time was the most important element to our Easter celebration.

There was no set start time, family rolled in as church was let out. No one could change clothes until all pictures were taken in our Easter finest. The goal was to be together and celebrate love.The air was crisp and always a bit windy on those Sundays. There was nothing like an Easter afternoon spent at my grandparents house.  Looking back, I realize how magical it was.The boundaries of holiday tradition are less rigid in the spring than in the winter—embrace this. An Easter meal should be laid back, one that can be prepared easily and without fuss. This menu is exactly that.

Iced Tea with Lemons

Cucumbers and Onions in Vinegar

Browned Butter Asparagus


Dinner Rolls

Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Fresh Berries and Chocolate

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