Easter Monday — The Leftovers.

Add a little chopped boiled egg on top for garnish so everyone knows what this is — or even paprika a la grandma.

DEVILED EGG DIP–Leftover boiled eggs are whirred up with typical deviled egg ingredients for a yummy, addictive dip! Lovely for those attempting to make deviled eggs, but have found the eggs are not happy being peeled. Also perfect for those just too lazy to make deviled eggs or who can’t find their deviled egg platter. Same great taste/less hassle.

Yesterday was a long day. While Easter is always Easter, it can be many other things as well. Stuff on opposite ends of the teeter-totter. There are worship services; there are egg hunts. Kids eat chocolate bunnies; adults feast on deviled eggs. Tulips adorn tables; lilies are carried to hurting friends. Children are born; others folks cross the river, as my nephew’s wife did in the early part of the day. Some are buried, as was my mom in the Easter of ’85.


I think the thing about Easter holidays in particular is you don’t know what the weather’s going to be like.
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Kate Garraway


As Easter people (for those who celebrate), Easter Monday comes. Do we run into Jesus on the street? I hope so, but it feels like a process we ago through over and over again because there’s always Easter basket grass lying around in places we didn’t expect to find it. And then when we do a quick check behind a chair for a fallen afghan, we spy a long-lost piece of tinsel from who knows what year’s Christmas tree. So we’re not good housekeepers either but it all comes together somehow, doesn’t it?

When the fridge is opened at breakfast, we’re faced with tubs of leftover potatoes, a big old ham bone without a whole lot left on it, cold asparagus, deviled eggs a little worse for the wear, a bowl of colored hard-cooked eggs, and, if God is good (she is), a nice hunk of carrot cake to go with our coffee.

recipe–this version is just in a 9×13 pan

20 Desserts You Can Make With Leftover Easter Candy/BRIT.CO

I don’t know what’s in your refrigerator. Maybe milk and butter and not much else. In that case, you can save this post for another time and in the meanwhile, get to the store, huh?

But if you’re thinking of doing something besides grabbing and shoving all that cold glory right down your gullet, hold on. This is not my first Easter Monday rodeo and here are some ideas to think about while we are just beginning to consider the 40 days Jesus hung around after the resurrection. There are a few recipes on the blog for ham. For lamb. For asparagus. And, of course, for eggs. That quintessential symbol of new life, rebirth, spring… Try these and/or click on the links in the colored boxes for ideas from other places:

33 Best Leftover Ham Recipes/COUNTRYLIVING

post/recipe for the ham above:

below: BYE-BYE, EASTER HAM BONE (SNOW CAP BEAN AND HAM SOUP–Use any dry bean.)

below: HAM AND BEANS

below: SLOW COOKER HAM AND LENTIL SOUP

How to Freeze a Ham Bone to Use Later for Soup.

35 Recipes to Make with Hard-Boiled Eggs/BONAPPÉTIT

below: EGG AND HAM SANDWICH WITH GREEK GODDESS DIP AND RADISH SALAD :

below: BOILED EGGS ON ENGLISH MUFFINS WITH ASPARAGUS AND CHEESE SAUCE

See also: DEVILED EGG DIP (photo at top of post)

The Absolute Best Way to Boil Eggs, According to So Many Tests/SALON

Our Best Asparagus Recipes/FOODANDWINE

below: EGGS ON ASPARAGUS. I don’t have a printable recipe. Instructions: Heat leftover asparagus in a small nonstick pan over medium-high flame until quite hot. Break eggs on top and season them. Get a little water on your fingers and flick it off into the pan. Cover the pan, lower the temperature, and cook until eggs are done to your liking. Garnish with crumbs of hard cooked eggs. Eat hot!!

What to Do With Leftover Lamb/BBC

below: SPRING LAMB STEW— this stew is made from leftover leg or shoulder of lamb, not from fresh meat. It’s lovely and not heavy.

below: LAMB CHOPS IN CURRIED RED LENTIL SOUP — If you’re lucky enough to have a leftover lamb chop or two



Instead of 25 for Easter, we had two close vaccinated friends–grilled lamb chops with a few sides. Grateful to have folks at our table again.


“I think whether you’re talking about art or politics or just getting up in the morning and trying to live your life, it’s useful to be able to seek out that joy where you can find it and operate on the basis of hope rather than despair. We all have different ways of coping, but I think that the sense of optimism that I have relied on is generally the result of appreciating other people, first and foremost, my own children and my family and my friends. But also the voices that I hear through books and that you hear through song and that tell you you’re not alone.”

A PROMISED LAND — Barack Obama



Our youngest, Emily Suzanne, came home for her birthday, which was on Holy Saturday this year. Thanks, God.

Spring on,

Alyce

In memoriam, Brandie Barrionuevo. Here, with my nephew Brandon on their wedding day.

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