Entertaining at Easter: Two Lunch Menus

Let's lunch!After months of desk lunches and brown bagging it,Easter long weekend provides an opportunity to plan a get-together with friends over a casual – but elegant – midday meal.

Whether you are hosting the in-laws for an informal ‘do' or looking to catch up with a gaggle girlfriends,here are two menu ideas that can be adapted for any occasion.The first is planned around a sit-down lunch,where you can set a pretty table and bring out the best dishes.

The second menu is meant to be set out buffet style or passed around on trays for more of a standing and mingling lunch.它还提供了一些很好的提前做的想法,比如一小罐漂亮的潘娜棉花,可以提前几天准备。

Whatever your style,I'm sure you'll find inspiration in this post for entertaining this spring.

1。The Sit-Down Lunch (a la minute)

This menu is light and vibrant.Spring's most enticing ingredients – Rhubarb!Radishes!Spinach!- are featured throughout.It's designed for a slow,sit-down lunch for a handful of people,anywhere from four to eight.

Most of the yabo2018体育下载recipes have to be prepared just before serving,so this is a good menu for the confident cook who loves to entertain.

Raspberry Rhubarb Party Punch~ Ever my go-to for spring entertaining,this pretty-in-pink punch is both tangy and sweet and is sure to awaken the taste buds after a long winter.

Sea Salt Focaccia with Radish Ramp Butter~移到薯条上蘸一下,here's a decidedly grown up appetizer that is perfect for spring.Crusty baguette may be substituted for homemade focaccia – the real show-stopper here is the radish butter.别忘了最后要加盐。

热鲑鱼菠菜沙拉配烤甜菜,Avocado and Feta~ Bright flavours,bold colours and plenty of crunch make up this craveworthy salad.It's a meal on a plate,and most of the elements can be prepared in advance.

Mini Citrus Pavlovas~ An elegant,yet simple dessert that will woo you with a killer combination of tart and sweet,奶油和松脆的。人人都爱。Make the meringues up to a week in advance and feel them frozen.

2.The Mingling Lunch (d0-ahead)

Easter can be a busy weekend for some,and plenty of advance Yabo Sportskitchen prep is the only way to thrive the holiday.这些菜的成分可以提前准备——鸡蛋色拉馅,the puff pastry squares,and the panna cotta jars – leaving you to relax and enjoy a glass of用拳猛击with your guests.

Beautiful spring produce like asparagus,strawberries and radishes shine in this menu.它不会让你感到沉重,每一道菜都有味道。

Spring Crudité with Preserved Lemon Guacamole~ A recipe I developed for Food Network Canada,但我经常回来自娱自乐。A absolutely vibrant dish that typifies spring on a plate.

Pesto and Ricotta-filled Asparagus and Radish Tarts~ Simple and elegant, these tarts are a reminder that winter will not last forever.Serve them on a light bed of salad or as they are;warm from the oven is best.

Herbed Avocado Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches~ Creamy and crunchy,this egg salad is simple yet sophisticated.These sandwiches always disappear in a flash,so make a generous platter.

Sour Cream Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote~ Creamy,light-as-air-panna cotta is scrumptious on its own and even better when served with a punchy fruit compote.

也可以提前做好盘条。which means it's an ideal party dessert.在活动开始前几天准备好小罐子,然后用勺子舀上浆果果盘,再上桌。没人能抗拒甜点的诱惑,这些潘娜棉罐很快就消失了。

Sit-down or cocktail-style,what is your Easter lunch entertaining plan?

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity,creative outlet,and source of relaxation.After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry,she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop,serving as editor here atYabo Sports.Her first book,Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family yabo2018体育下载RecipYabo Sportses from the Kitchen of Yabo SportsSimple Bites,was published in February 2015.

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  1. Love this post!What a beautiful spread.My grandmother is coming to spend Easter with us and our new baby (her first great grandchild) so I will be pulling some nicer dishes together this year!Your entertaining series has been a great resource.

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