Friday, April 22, 2011
Cooking for Easter
This is me today... and tomorrow.
I am cooking dinner for Easter. My family is coming... all 18 of them. I do this every year. It's been tradition in my family for my mom to have everyone for Easter dinner, but since she became unable to do it I have taken over.
Usually I have ham. This year I decided to make Boeuf Bourguignon, the exact one from Julia Child's original cookbook. I am also making a turkey breast, accompanied by Gratin Dauphinois and baked artichokes. I did all my shopping on Wednesday, and planned to begin cooking yesterday. However, yesterday I woke up "sick as a dog" and had to stay in bed all day. This morning I am better (thanks to a prescription for promethazine). My husband helped me peel and slice the potatoes and grate the cheese for the Gratin Dauphinois. Last year I cut off the tip of my finger using the mandoline, so this year I was more cautious. It's really a great tool if you don't injure yourself.
Now that the potatoes are ready to cook, I can do the rest of the cooking tomorrow. So, today I will finish setting the tables and making the Easter baskets for the six kids who are coming. Oh, yes, and hide the eggs for the Easter egg hunt. We can't have it outside because it's going to rain all weekend, so we will be hiding them all over the house.
Photos to follow!