Easter this year is anything but normal. I know most of us aren’t going to cook an elaborate dinner for just ourselves or our immediate family. But if Easter is a big holiday for you, it still might be fun to make a little something special. I am rerunning my Easter post from last year because things haven’t really changed. We often celebrate Easter with our extended family, but when we don’t the menu is pretty basic: ham, deviled eggs, and cheesy potatoes. I think I will make strawberry shortcake bars for dessert again, so that’s becoming a traditional also. There are links to all of the recipes below. If anyone has a good idea of a salad or vegetable to serve, let me know!
Appetizer: Deviled Eggs
So for starters, I have to make deviled eggs. The first link is for a pretty standard recipe that I usually make. The second link is a complete deconstruction of the deviled egg. I think I will get in a lot of trouble if I don’t make the standard eggs, but the Bon Appetit recipe does seem easier.
Main Dish: Ham
I think ham is the only thing I have ever eaten at Easter, but I assume there are other things you could eat. I usually don’t do anything too fancy, because ham is pretty easy.
- This recipe for Glazed Easter Ham from the Pioneer Woman looks promising.
- But I may try to cook my ham in the slow cooker this year: Crockpot Brown Sugar Ham
Side Dish: Potatoes
I think I have mentioned several times on this blog that Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes are a family favorite. I make them at pretty much every holiday, and if I don’t make them for the primary meal I have to make them for breakfast. My son even did a report on this recipe for school. Did you know they are called funeral potatoes by a lot of people? Anyway, enjoy your scalloped or au gratin potatoes, we will be eating this casserole.
This is the course where I can have the most fun. I gave my kids their Easter candy early this year because my youngest son is getting braces put on this week. Sometimes I feel like dessert is redundant at holidays if you already have cookies and candy around. But I think this year all of the candy is already out of the house, so that means I get to make dessert!
- I’ve made these Strawberry Shortcake Bars before, so I think this will most likely be what I make.
- I won’t make this Easter Bunny Cake because I’m too lazy, but I would be super impressed by anyone who tries.
- If it was just for me, I would make this Carrot Loaf Cake. Yummy and easy! My kids don’t think there should be carrots in dessert though. LOL
- If you have little kids, both of these recipes look fun: Easter Dirt Cake and Easter Oreo Bark
I will sneak in some veggies too! I promise. Hope you all have a great Easter, if you celebrate. Stay safe!