HEART TO TABLE / SPRING 75
Fennel Salad with Oranges
WINE / 2015 Pichot Vouray
(Loire Valley, France)
Rack of Lamb with Mustard Glaze
Roasted New Potatoes with
Peas with Prosciutto and
WINE / 2012 Ch. Deyrem-Valentin
Margaux (Bordeaux, France)
Lemon Olive Oil Cake with
WINE / 2014 Marcarini Moscato
d’Asti (Piedmont, Italy)
3 DAYS BEFORE / Set table. Choose and purchase wine. Prepare playlist.
2 DAYS BEFORE / Food shop.
1 DAY BEFORE / Make Olive Oil Cake (don’t put confectioners’ sugar on until just about to serve). Make Berry Coulis if using. Peel garlic. Chop mint. Make mustard glaze.
DAY OF DINNER / Earlier in day make Fennel Salad with Oranges and put in refrigerator. Remove mustard glaze from refrigerator and keep out on counter. Clean peas if fresh; if frozen,emove from freezer. Cut prosciutto. If you are using the Berry Coulis for the dessert, take out of refrigerator. 30 minutes before guests arrive take Rack of Lamb out of refrigerator and add glaze. Leave out on counter.
JUST BEFORE FAMILY AND GUESTS ARRIVE / Roast potatoes first as they can cool while making the Rack of Lamb. Put broiler on. You could have fennel salad preset at each place setting or just keep in large bowl to pass and serve family style. Prepare the rest of the dinner according to recipes.
Gathering with family for holidays is so special. With my three sons living in different cities now, I find it especially important. This Easter menu has a Rack, of Lamb, which was always a favorite for my boys. I put this recipe in my first cookbook, Cooking for My 3 Sons, as well because it’s such a great recipe. When the boys were little, my mother, who was a funny lady, used to say, “Megan, your boys eat lamb chops like other boys eat lollipops!” My husband would then gather the bones from the boys’ plates and suck on them. It’s one of the few meals for which I allowed them to use their fingers.
Bonbon Era Istrefi / Fast Car (Radio Edit) Jonas Blue Dakota / A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay / One Call Away (Remix) Charlie
Puth / Inside Out The Chainsmokers / Tenerife Sea Ed Sheeran / High and Dry Jamie Cullum, Geoff Gascoyne, and Sebastian
de Krom / Oblivion Bastille / Renegades X Ambassadors / Hero Family of the Year / Smooth Sailin’ Leon Bridges / Speak Low
(Bent Remix) Billie Holiday / Warwick Avenue Duffy / Who You Love John Mayer and Katy Perry / Under the Influence
Elle King / Sing Sing Sing (RSL Remix) Anita O’Day / Stay With Me Sam Smith / No Diggity Chet Faker / Gimmer Some (Mike
Mangini Remix) Nina Simone / Chocolate The 1975 / Sweetest Thing U2 / Pressure Off Duran Duran and Janelle Monae
1 HOUR, 22 MINUTES; PLAYLIST AND SONGS AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY (MEGANOBLOCK)