I just discovered MacKenzie Limited this past Christmas while Googling “complete holiday dinners.” I went on their site and found both classic meal combos as well as unusual items that their chefs developed and have become “signature dishes.” Because of being so impressed by the MacKenzie Limited site, I wanted to try some of their goodies for Easter. The fact that the food looked amazing and each item can be heated and ready to eat in 10 or 20 minutes seemed like a “win win” situation to me. I love a complete gourmet meal with soup to nuts but who really wants to cook all day who is not a professional chef (or descendant of Julia Child)?
I wanted to pick out an item that works for bay meal and not just Easter dinner although I planned on eating most of it at Easter. The gorgeous Spinach Gruyere Crêpe Gateau just jumped off the screen at me while perusing the mackenzieltd.com . You can probably see why. It is officially listed as a brunch item but as you can tell from the reviews, many customers use it as an appetizer for special lunch and dinners and it can work as a one dish meal as well. This crepe cake is a work of genius and you won’t even believe the heavenly scent that is generated when it is heating up in your oven. Who could resist a seemingly endless stack of delicate layers of thin french crepes, each layered with the classic flavors of aged Gruyere cheese, tender onions, and spinach? Each Spinach Gruyere Crêpe Gateau is 6″ in diameter, and serves up to eight guests an entree or appetizer, and 10 guests as a side. You can order this 8th Wonder Of The Eighth World here for $74.95: Spinach Gruyère Crepe Gateau.
MacKenzie Limited has amazing bang for the buck on their complete dinners…and the reviews for these dinners on the website are through the roof. (All the reviews are by verified customers, by the way.) I chose the Beef Wellington Dinner For Two which has four amazing courses for only $84.95. You can actually put all three savory items in the oven at the same time and have the world’s fastest Easter Dinner. I chose this dinner for my mom and I to have on Easter because I never had Beef Wellington before and I am a huge filet mignon lover! The Beef Wellington Dinner For Two includes the following:
12 – Caramelized Onion & Feta Pastry Blossoms: bites of flaky puff pastry, savory feta cheese, and lush caramelized onion topping
2 – Beef Wellington (8 oz. each): tender filet mignon, layered with a rich mushroom duxelle, and all wrapped it in a light, flaky pastry
2 – Twice Baked Potatoes (5 oz. each): baked potatoes in the classic Sour Cream & Chive, featuring luscious sour cream and fresh chives
2 – Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes (3.5 oz. each): individual bittersweet chocolate cakes with molten chocolate filling
Order here: Beef Wellington Dinner For Two.
I ordered the Green Beans Almondine—which comes in a huge 24 ounce bag—to have as an extra side for my Beef Wellington Dinner For Two. This delightful dish is a true classic side and many reviewers said that serving this was the only way to get their husband or kids to eat green beans. These young, tender green beans are smaller and sweeter than regular string beans and the toasted almonds add a nutty crunch. The Mackenzie Limited Green Beans Almondine come with the perfect amount of butter, garlic and seasonings. This side dish really makes for a special addition to your Easter table. One bag serves six to eight guests. Order here for $42.95: Green Bean Almondine.
I grew up having Coconut Cake as our main dessert at the Easter dinner table so I had to try the one being sold by MacKenzie Limited. The official name of their cake is Coconut Cream Cake. I snuck and advance bite long before Easter and thought it was one of the moistest layer cakes that I have ever had The Coconut Cream Cake has three layers of buttery yellow cake filled with a coconut Bavarian cream—-and it is frosted with a coconut buttercream. There is shredded coconut added around the edges for a simple but classy presentation. If you or your Easter guests love coconut, this cake is a must! You can order it here for $49.95 (it’s eight inches in diameter and can serve about eight guests): Coconut Cream Cake.
Happiness is having eCreamery’s four pint Easter Collection in your fridge—that’s because these Shark Tank veterans are the queens of personalized ice cream. The flavors are unique and if you like “mix ins” when you go out to your favorite ice cream place, you will adore eCreamery! I will be keeping all of the Easter Collection hidden deep in the freezer just so no one else finds it and I am not even giving a taste to the Easter Bunny! The flavors featured in the four pint Easter Collection this year are: Mint Cookie Crunch (Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Cookie Crunch & Fudge Swirls), Cookies & Cream (Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Oreo Cookie Pieces), Chocolate Chunk (Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks), and Cupcake Cookie Dough (Cupcake Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Brownie Bites & Rainbow Sprinkles). Ecreamery also has eight packs of Easter flavors but keep in mind that they cover every occasion…they even have ice cream that they customize to your preferences. A four-pint collection is usually priced at $59.99 and there is often a $10.00 off coupon on the Ecreamery.com home page. Right now you can use the coupon code HELLO20 to get twenty per cent off! Order your set of homemade cold, creamy goodness to brighten your Easter on this link (but be sure to also check out eCreamery’s other magical ice cream collections for every occasion): Easter Collection – 4 Pints.