This week’s menu features a traditional Easter dinner with honey-roasted ham inspired by Blanch Linton, the mother behind Curious Table.
04.06.20 – 04.09.20
sliced off the bone & served with a warm mustard sauce
*meat-alternative: Roast Chicken
*plant-based option: Tofu Ham
Carrots & Mustard Greens
braised with honey vinegar, herbs & spicesFuneral Potatoes
grated potato casserole in a homemade mushroom cream sauce, topped with dried taro & yam chips
fresh-baked served with whipped butter and raspberry jam
Nothing quite says home cooking to me like my mom—she represents tradition, comfort, satisfaction…and tradition! Curious Table serves you this week Blanch’s Traditional Easter Dinner: Honey-roasted ham served with warm mustard sauce, braised mustard greens & carrots, “funeral” potatoes, and her luscious rolls with butter & jam! Vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options available.
My mother, Blanch Linton, is an excellent cook. She grew up in a ranching family in Southern Utah and learned how to cook beef, potatoes, ham, bread and rolls to perfection. I learned from my mother how to cook with taste in mind, how to salt meats properly, to bake, and how to cook at volume for large family gatherings.
One of her perfectly cooked annual meals is Easter dinner: roast honey-cured ham sliced off the bone, warm mustard sauce, steamed vegetables, “funeral” potatoes and melt-in-your-mouth homemade rolls with butter and jam. It is pure tradition, pure comfort—and pure satisfaction!
Family tradition is the foundation of good home cooking—the recipe for my mother’s rolls has been passed down through the generations, and you can taste that in every luscious bite. But tradition is also found within culture. One of the more unique cultural traditions here in Utah is “funeral” potatoes—essentially a creamy potato casserole made with Campbells cream of chicken soup and topped with crushed corn flakes. It is a dish always served at Utah funerals as part of the family potluck, hence the name. As with most traditions, it is really good!
This week, Curious Table recreates this traditional meal with modern ingredients and taste in mind.
This Week’s Meal Inspired By Blanch Linton’s Family Traditions