Tuesday, April 7, 2015


It's a tradition in our house to hold Easter dinner on Saturday night; I started that when the big kids started going off to college, and needed Sunday to travel back to school.  Now that most everyone is an adult, it still works, giving them time to visit spouses' families on Easter, or just travel home early and relax before Monday takes over their worlds once again.

This year, I cooked a standing rib roast on Good Friday.  It wasn't planned that way, it's just that I had an extra left over from Christmas.  Don't try to puzzle out how I could just happen to have an extra 18 pound chunk of meat and bone in the freezer; it's one of life's great mysteries.  Suffice to say that it was very much enjoyed.

Easter Dinner (on Saturday) was the traditional leg of lamb (actually, two legs of lamb, totaling 14 pounds), carved by Ryan, along with rolls and other lovely sides.

 (In case anyone noticed, yes, that is a new tablecloth; I ordered the fabric in January and it finally arrived the week before Easter.)

Tank hoped he found a sucker to feed him.  Sitting right next to the fierce midget?  Nope.  Ryan's not that dumb.

Of course, Tank and Natasha each had a beef rib bone on Saturday afternoon, and another on Sunday.  Then Tank took home the remaining 4 rib bones, and Natasha took home the 2 lamb bones.  Fair is fair.

I'd intended to post these pictures yesterday, but my wireless router died Sunday night, and it took me all of Monday to get it diagnosed and a new one ordered.  Hooray for Amazon and their overnight delivery!  Everything works again!

I hope you're all having a nice Tuesday; see you tomorrow for Cookbook Wednesday.


Deana Sidney said...

As always, a grand celebration at your house. It looks like such a warm loving family.

If you click on my pinterest page under THINGS, you will go mad for the worth dress there.. it's magnificent. You have the figure to wear them. I bet you could even make something like that. You should see the way they are made -- even the insides are works of art -- the way they do the lining and seems is crazy!

You are most kind to ask, Dr. Lostpast isn't doing very well, I'm sad to say. I don't think he'll ever be his old self.

Anonymous said...

An impromptu holiday feast that includes an 18-pound standing rib roast? Only you could rise to meet that occasion. Well done! Or better yet -- medium rare.

gMarie said...

As always lovely holidays at your house. Love the new tablecloth. Good to see you sewing, even if it's just tablecloth hems. You did hem it, right?


Pam said...

It looks like a fun and tasty holiday with your family! The new table cloth looks pretty.

Big Dude said...

Sounds like a carnivores paradise and it looks delicious.

Sue said...

We used to do that on holidays, too. One year we'd celebrate together on the day and the next year it would be the day before or after so we could do the other side of the family. It worked out well.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We have a feeling you are the best cook in the East
Lily & Edward

grace said...

i like your tablecloth! ...and the roast looks pretty great too. :)