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A Beautiful Easter Celebration

By Dena Zigun April 17, 2014

Easter means joyous family celebrations. As always, our Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms stores are stocked with all of the ingredients you need for a brunch or dinner you create yourself, and a slew of gourmet, home-style choices from Our Kitchen if you’d like to leave all the cooking to us!

Start by dressing your home with the freshest spring flowers from our floral department. Choose from bold Celebration Bouquets, soft pastel Bunny Bloom Bouquets, a bright array of Spring Bulb Plants and anything custom you would like our floral designers to create.

Here is what you need to host a festive brunch or traditional dinner this Easter:

 

Your Easter brunch

For your Easter brunch, there is one sure thing: Eggs are a central item on the menu. We have all the tips you need to make your own frittata and a fun new recipe for Eggs in a Basket. Sometimes referred to as Egg’s Nest or Sunshine Toast, this recipe combines a few favorite breakfast foods into one delicious package.

Start off your Easter morning with this recipe for Ham, Asparagus, and Gruyere Strata. Be sure to plan on preparing it the night before, as this dish requires at least four hours of refrigeration.

From Our Kitchen, bring home any of our delicious traditional Quiches or our new Smoked Salmon Crustless Quiche, featuring a savory mixture of smoked salmon, red onion, red peppers, asparagus, mushrooms and dill.

On the side, make your bacon special by glazing it with brown sugar and maple syrup. Or find Vermont Smoke & Cure Bacon in Roche Bros. meat department.

 

A traditional Easter dinner

A centerpiece on many Easter tables year after year, Our Signature Honey Crunch Ham makes Easter dinner memorable all over Massachusetts.

As an alternative, try one of our other popular entrée selections: Our Honey Crunch Turkey, spiral cut ham, boneless turkey breast, prime rib or roasted boneless leg of lamb.

Or roast your own leg of lamb!  Coat the lamb evenly with lemon juice, fresh minced garlic and rosemary. Then, season with salt and pepper and roast it in the oven. When it’s done, use the pan drippings to make a sauce. Add fresh herbs and deglaze the pan with white wine and chicken stock. Reduce it until you get the consistency of a sauce.

On the side, the options are many. Complement your prime rib or lamb with Our Kitchen’s Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese, Pine Nuts and Balsamic Vinegar or Lemon Orzo Verde.

Make your ham into a complete meal with our Cheddar Baked Potatoes or Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes.  Serve turkey with our Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Fresh Sauteed Vegetable Medley.

 

The finishing touch 

End your meal on a sweet note with a platter of home-baked cookies, a beautiful strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream or a fresh-baked pie.

Or stop at Roche Bros.’ bakery. From our own homemade Ricotta Pie to hand-decorated Chocolate Easter Egg Cakes that are truly a work of art, our bakery has what you need to make your holiday dessert something to remember.

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