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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:

Beets Mimosa by thirschfeld

Beets Mimosa

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...

Moroccan Style Lamb by healthierkitchen

Morrocan Style Lamb

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.

Prosciutto and Fontina Panini with Arugula Pesto by BigGirlPhoebz

Prosciutto and Fontina Panini with Arugula Pesto

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:

Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark by wanderash

Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark

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?


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