Finally, spring has arrived. The garden was planted Saturday and this month is all about planting annuals. I am not a garden snob, who poo-poo annuals and strictly have perennials. As I am only a fair gardener, I need annuals to fill in my holes.
I am also painting baseboards as I have time. We are hitting wedding shower season so my weekends are filling up. Speaking of wedding, all our hard work the last six months has paid off and I think we will have mostly everything done in time to enjoy this sweet and sad time of my daughter’s wedding and growing up.
Easter is upon us and I have a wonderful Easter brunch and dinner menu to share. Family and friends will be all over the house and I am trying to convince the neighborhood to have a “real” Easter egg hunt. I am in the mood to boil and color at least 12 dozen eggs. I will let you know. If not, I know three boys down the street I can cajole into letting me have an Easter Egg hunt with them.
Lastly, I am making Julie Child’s Beef Bourguignon. I have never made this dish and after watching the movie Julie Julia about 12 times, thanks to the new cable we have, I thought it would be a fitting end to winter cooking and a good experiment, since none of the boys are home and if I mess it up, who is to know. I would probably share it with you all but at least you wouldn’t have to eat it. If it is delicious, you will know!!! It will become a regular on the menu next winter. Keep your fingers crossed.
Sweet Potato Fries
Ham and Turkey Bagel Melts
¼ c. butter at room temperature
1 T. mustard
1 t. honey
Spread onto four plain bagels
Broil one minute until golden brown.
1 slice turkey
1 slice ham
1 slice tomato
1 slice American Cheese
Broil 1 minute. Cover with Bagel top and Serve
German Potato Salad
Salmon with Lime Basil Butter
Pomme de Terre
Pear and Spinach Salad with Honey Vinagrette
Left over spinach salad