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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

Strawberry's

THE ONLY THING MISSING….  MY KIDS !!!!

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