I wonder how much sales of carrots go up during the Easter season. I heard a little boy ask his mom at the store yesterday to buy “special” carrots to leave for the Easter bunny. My curiosity made me turn to see what he considered “special” carrots. He was talking about the “real” carrots, the ones with the nice delicious carrot tops on. Carrot tops do make carrots “special.” I couldn’t help but smile thinking just how much he must love the Easter bunny for no ordinary carrots were suitable. Did you perhaps buy too many carrots for the Easter bunny to eat? If so, Fred the Easter Donkey says, he loves “special” carrots, too.
But if you can’t make it to feed Fred, then here is a quick and easy no cook relish to serve with your Easter ham, pork tenderloin, or lamb. Know what is also quick-this post! Know we all have Easter errands to do.
Remember the great infomercial tagline, “Set it and forget it’, for the Showtime Rotisserie? Well, this recipe is “make it and forget it,” at least for a day or two. This no cook relish is a great no food waste recipe, too, for it uses a whole lemon. But don’t let that scare you away, the relish is not too tart. It makes a nice layer for a leftover ham sandwich on toast, too!
Put on Your TO COOK IS TO CREATE Thinking Cap: Don’t have a lemon on hand, only an orange? Use it instead. Want to make a sweet relish for a nice addition to a meat and cheese tray? Use brown sugar instead and add currants or nuts or dried cranberries for Lemon Cranberry Relish. Diced onion and peppers can also be added before refrigerating. Want it even zestier? Add crushed pineapple.
FOOD FUN: Remember the childhood song of “I’m a Little Teapot?” Sing this song, I’m a Little Bunny, to that tune as you put out the carrots for the Easter bunny:
I’m a little bunny, with a cotton tail; See me hopping down the trail, When I see a carrot–
My ears-they shake! And then, of course, A Bite I take!!! CRUNCH