Monday 10 April 2023

Easter Lunch

    I only host two family meals and Easter is the second. There were just the six of us so it wasn't a big deal. After shopping around I found a reasonably priced leg of lamb so that was the main course. The price per lb. varied greatly from store to store, $16 at my usual store, $20 at another and finally $11 at the store I occasionally shop at. The leg cost $23 which I deemed a triumph. Pretty much the whole leg was consumed (my family are big meat eaters, especially the teenagers) but there is enough for a leftovers meal for me today.

   The starter was "al fresco" (sitting around the coffee table in the family room and nibbling cheese, crackers, shrimp and smoked mackerel with a glass of wine for the adults. I served the meat with roast potatoes (my specialty and I must say they were tasty and crisp) and the first asparagus of the season. After a break we had dessert and coffee and then got into the Easter chocolates. I really need to ration myself as chocolate is my weakness!

  I was pretty exhausted by the time they left, and really stuffed so no dinner, just a snack later in the evening. Judy had made a delicious cheesecake (she really is the Quenn of cheesecakes) and there is a slice left for me tonight too!

........... and a nice Portuguese red to go with the lamb. It was a nicely matured 2020.


  1. Your meal sound lovely. I have never had lamb, and am so tempted to give it a try.

    God bless.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day. Roast lamb and spuds - yummo!

  3. Sounds like you scored big time on the leg of lamb. Your Easter sounds like a perfect day with family.

  4. Love lamb, dinner sounds very nice. glad you enjoyed it.


  5. The prices I quoted were per kg., not per lb. as I'm sure some of you realized!

  6. Glad you enjoyed the luncheon with the family! The menu sounded delicious...