The focal point of a child's Easter may be the egg hunt, and devouring chocolate bunnies, but with these Easter lunch ideas, the lunch menu will be just as exciting. If you're planning the family Easter luncheon this year, plan a spread that will impress the in-laws and gain the envy and admiration of your friends. Easter is a season of new beginnings and should be kicked off with an unforgettable meal. Serve foods that will help celebrate spring.
Platters of tasty appetizers help everyone get into the spirit of the day. Deviled eggs are a delicious, fun part of Easter, and they're even more fun when they come in every color of the rainbow. Deviled eggs made the traditional way with paprika and a sprig of parsley are always a crowd pleaser, but adding things like bacon and cheddar cheese, or chopped spinach or spicy ground walnuts give them an extra kick. Give a classic Easter vegetable dish like sautéed string or green beans a new attitude by adding prosciutto and pine nuts.
For the main course, the traditional Easter ham is always a crowd pleaser. The classic honey glazed ham can be dressed for the season with fresh or glazed pineapple slices, apricot sauce or even a spicy jerk dressing to give it an island kick. Fragrant lamb chops with rosemary and balsamic vinaigrette are a delicious alternative to classic lamb.
A light and airy angel food cake set under orange infused whipped cream will tempt anyone off of a diet, while rich flourless chocolate cake will satisfy the chocoholics.
For beverages, serve a delicious, cold spring lemonade infused with herbs like peppermint to give it extra punch. Usher out the heavy, winter chardonnays and welcome in light, citrusy white wines like crisp Rieslings or a zingy Sauvignon Blanc.