Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter recipes wanted!

This hardly qualifies as a blog post. It's more like shameless begging for your favorite yummy, easy, pork-free main dish recipes. If they are inexpensive and healthy, so much the better.

 In defense of my begging, let me just say this is finals week at school and I've been swamped. Plus the son and I are battling a nasty cold. But I still need recipes for a small crowd, since this year we're combining the family Easter gathering with a small celebration after my graduation (yes, after returning twice to college I am finally, officially graduating!). Having switched computers this year, my normal pre-party computer search for past menus is turning up nothing, nada, zilch. So I'm desperate for recommendations.

The pork-free main dish requirement is out of respect for my sister-in-law, who is Seventh-Day Adventist. Although I'd love nothing more than one of the mouthwatering spiral-sliced hams that are on sale this week, that won't be on the Easter table, at least not for a main dish. Our main dishes also steer clear of shellfish, organ meat and cloven-hoofed critters of any kind.

All this adds up to me asking you to lend your tried-and-true recipes to a sista in need. So can you lend a hand?


  1. Sorry Elle, but I am making marinated pork roast for Easter :-( Otherwise I would have been happy to share.

  2. Hi Elle. Thanks for posting your blog addy on my comments section. I will be posting my Easter leftovers but in the meantime, have you ever tried the pioneer womans site? She is totally awesome.

    Here is a healthy quiche. I know it's not dinner material but brunch perhaps?

    Healthy Quiche


    8 eggs

    1/2 cup nonfat milk

    1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

    1/2 cooked and drained chopped spinach

    1/2 chopped, cooked, low-sodium ham

    salt/pepper to taste

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together, spray a glass 8×8 round baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and pour mixture into it. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.

  3. Thanks, Esther and Dawn, for stopping by our blog. Both the marinated pork loin and this quiche sound delicious. I will have to make both of these soon!