Hope everyone out there has an enjoyable Easter. We don't necessarily celebrate in any traditional way here in the house of B, but, we do take advantage of the occasion to spend time together cooking and savoring a nice meal. Since the weather here in Durham is absolutely lovely today (if a bit humid), we plan on getting chores done early and then hang out on our patio with cocktails and cigars while Mr. B mans the ham that will be smoking on the spit of his beloved Weber Grill.
Ham with a mustard-glaze, I should say. To accompany this will be a blue cheese, cranberry and spinach salad, lemon-chive roasted potatoes and carrots, green beans with shallots and onions and a light dessert of lemon mouse with blueberries and ginger snaps.
I think a sparkling Prosecco is in order to start with and perhaps a Pinot Noir to go with the ham. Assuming we have one left in the cellar, that is. We've been systematically sucking down our red wines so that we don't have to haul them with us when we move. In honor of my dear Margot (those in the know will get this!) If we don't have a bottle of this, we'll likely savor one of Mr. B's cherished Ridge Zinfandels.
Hope all of you have a pleasant day!