What's for dinner this Easter?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by alblancher, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    We decided not to do a fancy sit down meal so I'm firing up the smoker and fryer!

    Fried Turkey

    Smoked Ham



    Pork Shots

    Smoked Mac and Cheese

    Sweet Potato Casserole

    Strawberry Cake

    What's on your menu??
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds better than any sit down dinner!! I'll be at the in-laws' place. She usually makes lamb, which I've always found a little ironic. It's always delicious, however.
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     Think I might have; Fried Turkey, smoked Ham, spares, ABTs, Pork shots, smoked Mac & Cheese, sweet potato casserole, and strawberry cake.  

    Now what did you say your address was........?? <Chuckles>
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


    The gate gets unlocked at noon!
  5. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So far I'm smoking a ham
  6. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm smoking a bone-in brined pork roast stuffed with peppers, onions, garlic, bacon and blue cheese and some cheese stuffed sausage meatballs, wrapped in bacon... The unsmoked food will include prime rib (I know I know I should smoke it but I'm cooking to the crowd), chicken francese, Spaghetti with Sunday Gravy (which includes spare ribs, meatballs, hot and sweet Italian sausage, beef shanks, and veal shoulder), roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes, and a salad with feta, Craisins, and homemade sweet and spicy pecans. Glad I have off this week... I'm going to be busy.
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope too have a great ham that I am curing right now. Beans, mac n cheese, homemade bread.
  8. tc fish bum

    tc fish bum Meat Mopper

    big leg o lamb in the pit!!!!!!! I love lamb
  9. tc fish bum

    tc fish bum Meat Mopper

    hey" work"did you finally get your sunday gravy like grandma yet? caus if you didn't, what your

    making  now sounds great.
  10. These meals all sound so fabulous!

    I'm starting with raw oysters and raw clams...

    And then for the main course am making Steak Tartare, with New Zealand Grass Fed Ribeye & New York Strip cuts...

    And then the meat's fat is trimmed and seared & chopped and then put into a side of black rice, as "cracklings," and with smoked mango and chopped fresh chives. (And lots of wine paired with it).

    For an "after-tizer" I'm serving some spicy smoked strawberries, with raw chopped elephant garlic, olive oil, cayenne pepper and sea salt on them; and then coffee.

    Happy Easter shopping & prep work to all!!!!!

    Cheers!!! - Leah
  11. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Doing some chuckies for pulled beef, couple pork tenderloins, mac and cheese and whatever else the little lady wants.
  12. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    This will be my second smoke, so going to try out a few drunk chickens with some baby back ribs...cross my fingers that these turn out! :)
  13. OH well we have





    The wife will not me smoke any of it.  Not even brine the turkey.  But life goes on.

  14. Doin up a brown sugar ham and a dark chocolate cheesecake. Everything else is potluck, so we'll see what we get. I have given people general guidlines(salad, vegetable, bread/buns, and potatoe/starch dish)

    Also just happen to have some Lonzino and smoked cheeses that are ready for appys....
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014
  15. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    Easter and Chritmas Eve is the only time I stay away from the kitchen.Always over 30 of my wifes family here.My wife her 5 sisters and mother all in the kitchen at the same time keeps me on the patio in the hammock with a bottle of Chivas and bucket of ice.7 women speaking spainish 100 miles a hour with 7 differant conversations at once my mind goes AWOL.

  16. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I feel your pain , brother. My wife is the same way when it comes to Easter . Very traditional. Ham...in the oven....in the house.
  17. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    LOL That was our plan too, until the wife tasted her first smoked pork butt last weekend and said 'screw it, smoked baby backs it is!' [​IMG]
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Anyone check the crawfish prices?
  19. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Wow. That's a breakthrough...run with it , man!
  20. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    At RD $2.45 lb in the sack.   No crawfish for Good Friday this year.  At those prices the rich people can have them.

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