That’s right! This atheist still celebrates Easter. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a perfect excuse to eat a bunch of chocolate and have a nice big Sunday meal. Plus my mother is here at the moment, so she did most of the cooking while I was slaving away in the lab.
Pictures below the fold, and if you want any recipes I’d be only too happy to share!
A must-have in Rome for Easter is the Pizza Pasquale, a sort of cheesy bread. I made that one, my mother can cook many things, but Roman cooking is definitely not her forte.
Pizza Pasquale is best eaten with salami and hard boiled eggs, appropriately colored of course.
After that, my mother took over. We’re having baked camembert and roasted grapes as an appetizer
A lovely leg of lamb in a mustard crust
With roasted spiced sweet potatoes and peppered mint peas
All set on a pretty Easter table
For dessert? Luckily, my boyfriend managed to get his hand on a Colomba, meaning I didn’t have to try to make one myself
My mother, on the other hand, contributed a Nutella cheesecake
Looks like Mom’s been dipping into the cheesecake a little early