Archive for April 4th, 2010

Ginger Easter

Happy Easter!

Mid week I started planning Easter dinner. Do we go out or eat at home. I decided home would be more relaxed and the food would be better…  It didn’t take much to decide to have my families traditional Easter dinner, a baked ham. With baked ham goes scalloped potatoes of course. I am happy with any vegetable but decide on carrots and peas. So what twist should I add to this dinner? Soft drinks and ginger…

Ham With Cola and Maple Glaze

Garlic Scalloped Potatoes. No recipe here, I just know how to make it.

  • 2 Idaho potatoes sliced thin
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • heavy whipping cream (no fat milk if you’re watching your figure)
  • flour
  • butter
  • paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Sauté onion in butter and set aside.
  2. Melt 1/2 stick of butter in sauce pan. Add chopped fresh garlic and sauté. Add about 1/4 cup flour to butter and stir with a wisk till combined. Add cream/milk and stir till smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a baking pan layer ingredients in this order. Sauce, potatoes, onions, repeat. I get about 3 layers.
  4. Top with finely grated parmesan cheese.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 350°.

Ingredients for Scallop Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes before baked

Creamy Garlic Scalloped potatoes

Ginger Carrots

  • Carrots
  • Fresh grated ginger
  • Butter
  • 1 Tbs Wonder Flour
  • Ginger Ale
  • Fresh dill chopped
  • Salt to taste

In a sauce pan melt butter, add fresh grated ginger and sauté. Add carrots and sauté. I like them still a little crunchy. Add Wonder Flour to thicken juices. Add ginger ale at the end and steam briefly. Salt to taste.

Ginger Carrot prep.

Ginger Carrots

I made biscuits and severed fresh tomatoes and scallions.

Easter Dinner….

Easter Dinner

And the finale… Strawberry Shortcake.

Strawberry Shortcake

Pound Cake

Fresh Whipped Cream




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