Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Menu Idea

In many ways I enjoy Easter more than Christmas. There are less or no gifts to buy and wrap, less expected baking and hectic activities to go to. All and all I find it less stressful and a very meaningful to me personally when I think of Gods great gift and sacrifice he made for us.
It is one of the most anticipated Christian Holidays that most of the world honors in one way or the other.
With Easter weekend coming up I am sure there will be plenty of gatherings to bring dishes too or preparing Easter dinner in your own home. Our family traditionally has a cold meal for Easter consisting of ham, potato salad, plumi mooss, cole slaw and of course paska with a cottage cheese spread.  May I also suggest a few alternative ideas.
How about starting with a platter of veggies and dip served in this cute Bunny Bread using either homemade French Bread or frozen bread dough as suggested by someone in the comments.  Good idea if you don't make your own bread. Enjoy this as your guests arrive in anticipation for Dinner.

You can never go wrong serving salads at your dinner. Try this lovely spinach salad by Judy  using colored Easter Eggs or this light and refreshing Grapes and greens salad by Marg.

















Or a serve buffet style including a lovely Glazed Ham by Anneliese with two sauces served on the side by Bev. A popular second meat that could be offered is Cabbage Rolls by Lovella.
 



No Ham dinner is complete without Scalloped Potatoes from Kathy or Baked Fanned Potatoes by Betty. 



A couple side dish ideas could be Asparagus with Seasame by  Marg served along side the scalloped potatoes, or if you are serving the baked potatoes how about Cheesy Scalopped Carrots.





We can't forget the Paska  regular and gluten free accompanied by this wonderful spread, or Betty's tradition of Spicy Peppernut Buns.  Who needs dessert when you have Paska.




That should give you a few ideas to make your Easter Celebrations Tasty.
Happy Easter!

6 comments:

  1. These pictures are making me hungry. I agree with you about Christmas and that is why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's all about the food and family.

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  2. Thank you Charlotte. Beautifully thought out with great ideas. Easter also brings us hope of warmer weather to come soon.

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  3. Thank you Charlotte for reminding me of some of these great recipes! One more day of work and then the cooking begins - smile! Happy and blessed Easter to you and yours.

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  4. My mother used to say that Palm Sunday was her favorite - a joyous religious celebration with no shopping or cooking!

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  5. Yes, I too, agree with you on thoughts about Easter...such a lovely holiday religiously, with hope for spring's arrival, family sharing the day and delicious food. And without the stress I feel at Christmas. Thanks for sharing!!

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