It is Saturday morning and time to get busy. Easter Sunday there is Sunday School, Church and the Egg Hunt so I’ll be gone from 9-1 which won’t leave a ton of prep time then. Plus, once all the family arrives, I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen the whole time. Follow along today and your time will be well spent.
How to Prepare for Easter Dinner – Plan for the day ahead
Cheese platter – This is a no brainer. I’ll just grab the tray and set it aside for now. All cheeses will need to come out about 30 minutes before everyone arrives.
Salad for Easter:
These can all be made today and kept in the refrigerator, except the bacon (don’t want it soggy). Tomorrow I’ll cook the bacon and add a bit right before serving and them I’ll plate them on a bed of arugula dressed lightly with freshly squeezed lemon juice and a dash of salt.
Main Course for Easter
BBQ Rotisserie Ham
I will go ahead and make the rub today. I also need to find the rod for my rotisserie on the grill.
I will grate the cheese but the rest needs to wait until the day of.
I’ll grate the parmesan cheese but the rest needs to wait until the day of.
I probably am going to do the Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette. So, I’ll peel the asparagus and soak them in water in the fridge so they are nice and crisp. I’ll also make the vinaigrette.
Drunken Pears with zabaglione custard
This all needs to wait until tomorrow.
Planning to eat at 6 so here is the schedule after church:
Prepare area for buffet. Select serving dishes and serving utensils. Finish setting table.
Separate all the egg yolks for the Zabaglione and put in fridge. Measure the sugar and wine and set aside for later.
Prepare ham – put on rub and score it
Put ham on rotisserie
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees for potatoes
Put potatoes in the oven
Take out cheeses for appetizer
Serve cheese and charcuterie platter
Prepare pears and cooking liquid
Check potatoes – take out when done and lightly tent with foil
Put away cheeses
Add bacon to deviled eggs and plate them with arugula
Take ham off rotisserie and let rest
Turn on broiler in oven
Remove pears from heat
Ask someone to make water glasses for the table
Cook tomatoes – 5 minutes
Cook asparagus – 5 minutes
Double check the buffet and call the guests to dinner
After everyone has eaten, it is time to make the Zabaglione and serve dessert.