With Easter just around the corner for the Orthodox church, the menu is to be decided. I know there are some classics as lamb and eggs, but in this post I want to show you a new approach to the usual products. It’s a celebration, after all! The table should look as good as the dishes on it. Images are found on Pinterest, use them as an inspiration to shake things up in the plates.
1. Cut the hard boiled eggs, scoop the yolk and mix it with mustard. Fill them back in, make eyes with black pepper and put the cap on. Arrange them on salad leafs and enjoy.
2. Use long cherry tomatoes to transform them into tulips. Cut them in a plus sign, but to the bottom. Fill them with any type of cheese filling you like and arrange them like a bouquet with fresh garlic or onion as stems.
3. When baking your bread for the holiday, make it a little bit different by dividing it into individual pitas and sprinkle the top of it with sesame seeds. Experiment with the shapes of the bread.
4. Or make a one big round special holiday-bread with an interesting form.
5. Use the eggs which cracked during the boiling to decorate each person’s plate. Simply write down the person’s name on the egg and put in on his/her plate.
6. Take a big bread and cut it in squares but don’t go all the way to the bottom. Fill the cracks with fresh herbs, yellow cheese, mozzarella or anything else you like and bake it for 8 minutes until the cheese is soft and melting.
7. Don’t forget your lamb and make it the center of the gathering by presenting it to your guest right after taking it out of the oven. Let them serve themselves and enjoy the aroma coming out of the pot. Use rosemary!
8. Make cucumber or zucchini rolls filled with cheese or crab or egg filling. Serve them as an appetizer or with the filled eggs. Prepare another plate in advance because they are really light and delicious!