Thursday, March 29, 2012

Holiday Eats

Can you believe the spring holidays are almost upon us?  Here at Casa SMJ, we are an equal opportunity, multi-faith household, and I personally enjoy celebrating as many holidays as possible given the opportunity.  I love that the commonalities of the major Judeo-Christrian spring holidays lie in rebirth and renewal, gratitude, plenty, and the celebration of freedom; gross over-generalization on both counts, I know... but all elements I can get on board with, especially since both holidays allow for plenty of chocolate. We are lucky to be invited to both a Passover Seder and an Easter Party next weekend, and I am already planning ahead for my contributions to both.  I'm striking out into new territory with both (risky, but fun) and haven't tested any recipes yet, but I wanted to share the ones I've been flagging and pinning in case you have a potluck to attend or host and need some inspiration.  Here are some of the most delicious looking options I've found so far:

For Passover:
Saffron Chicken Broth with Spinach Matzo Balls via Bon Appétit
Chocolate-Covered Caramelized Matzoh Crunch via David Lebovitz
Lemon-Almond Cake with Lemon Curd Filling via My Recipes
Layered Mediterranean Dip via Annie's Eats

For Easter:
Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Dip via Bon Appétit
Deviled Eggs via Simply Recipes
Roast Leg of Lamb with Mint, Garlic and Lima Bean Puree via Anna Pump
Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes via My Baking Addiction
I need one of these right now.
For a big party, I love the idea of having a galvanized tub filled with Mason jars of pre-mixed cocktails.  People can grab whatever they want, there's nothing to mix, and no one is keeping track!  This would be a great idea for any warm weather party, and what a fun way to kick off the start of Spring!
Mason Jar Cocktails via Six in the Suburbs
What is your favorite Spring holiday dish?

1 comment:

  1. Cadbury cupcakes!? Oh my. That and a mason jar cocktail....I'm good. Happy Passover to all!