With Easter just days away, we thought we could give you some help when it comes to planning the big meal. Of course, we've kept everything Paleo with this meal, and in doing so, we've also made sure that all those non-Paleo guests you'll be hosting will also enjoy. In fact, unless you point it out, we can pretty much guarantee that no one will be searching for any gluten-filled dinner rolls on the side.
We've opted to keep things pretty traditional, because that tends to be what gets people most excited about a holiday meal. That said, we totally encourage spicing things up! Which ever way you choose to take it, there's no doubt it will be delicious! Also be sure to stay tuned over the Easter weekend for more festive meals from our kitchen.
It's not always easy to include appetizers in your meal, because you want to make sure your guests are good and ready for the big meal. That said, if you are hosting for a better part of the day, than appetizers are a must. There is nothing worse then everyone sitting down to the table absolutely starved. Make sure you keep the apps easy, as you want to invest more of your time in the main meal. Here are some simple, yet delicious options that go well together.
Guacamole Stuffed Eggs
No Easter meal is complete without an over-dose on eggs! Deviled eggs are the perfect finger-food that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Recipe here.
Sausage - Stuffed Mushrooms
As cute as they are delicious, these perky little mushrooms make a great appetizer! Recipe here.
Ham and turkey are generally the favorites when it comes to a traditional Easter meal. We didn't want to stray far from that with this menu, but we did opt for something a little different. The main reason for this is that both turkey and ham can generally take sometime to cook and prepare. We much prefer to spend as little time in the kitchen and more time socializing with our guests, so this selection makes that happen. Depending on how many people you are hosting, you may want to eliminate one of the side options we have included. That said, if you're serving a large group, this variety should work perfectly.
Veal Chops with Rosemary
Very simple to prepare, but always a hit! Also the perfect alternative to the traditional ham and turkey route. Recipe here.
Sweet Potatoes with Pecans, Apples and Dried Cranberries
This side may look complicated, but its actually quite simple and exceptionally delicious! Recipe here.
Carrots and Rutabaga Mash
Enjoy a unique twist on mashed root vegetables with this blend of sweet and sharp flavors. Recipe here.
Spinach, Strawberry and Avocado Salad
Its always good to serve up your greens with any meal. This salad is a perfect option, as its light and fruity for spring. The original recipe calls for salmon; however, its probably best to leave it out, otherwise it becomes a pretty filling salad. Recipe here.
Its always fun to get creative with dessert, especially when its a festive occasion like Easter. This is also a great way to get your children involved in the meal preparation. We decided to select a more traditional dessert, as well as include something the little ones are bound to enjoy both making and eating.