Here are some of our favorite ways to repurpose or, rather, reenvision your Easter dinner every night next week (and we don't mean nuked plates of lamb, wilty asparagus and mint jelly that just won't die). With minimal new cooking required, these dishes affirm the tried and true holiday reality: it's all about the leftovers. Hop to it!
The future life of your Easter eggs:
Notes: Hard-boiled eggs, passed through a fine strainer, will dress anything up like festive eggy confetti -- from spinach salads to grilled asparagus.
Or: Chop some of those eggs up and let them mingle with crumbled bacon in a brown bag-friendly sandwich.
Once your roasted lamb, now...
Notes: Skip the lamb cooking steps here and add your leftover lamb, which you should cube, at step 5.
Or: Lamb tacos! Just pickle some onions a la aargersi, and get some avocado, lime, and cilantro involved.
Half an Easter ham hanging around the fridge? Take heart.
Notes: Thinly sliced baked ham substitutes beautifully for the prosciutto here.
Or: Here too, minced to bits and mixed with orecchiette, cream, mint, and fresh snap peas.
The way to make the best of your chocolate loot:
Notes: Melting down your dark chocolate holdings is the way to go here -- or here, Sugar Mama-style.
Or: Crunch up that chocolate bunny (or what's left of him) and mix the shards into some fool-proof ice cream.
Now mint jelly -- well, we can't help you there. Seriously, what are you supposed to do with that stuff?