Easter recipies for warm weather

@snowy22315 (31325)
United States
March 27, 2010 5:50pm CST
I just found out that it is going to be 80 to 85 degrees around here for Easter weekend. I was planning on cooking a ham, but it seems like it will be too hot for that. Does anybody have any good suggestions for a warm weather Easter meal? main dish ?side dishes? I need help. (probably will still have ham in some form though)
5 responses
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Mar 10
80 to 85 degrees says barbque to me.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Mar 10
Barbqued ham steaks, corn on the cob, potato salad, that sort of thing maybe? Just sayin, if your gonna have good weather, might as well take full advantage of it. it.
@snowy22315 (31325)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Yeah. I guess so. It's weird. I've never bar becued for easter before. Of course last year for Easter we went to a Mexican restaurant, so I guess this is a little more tradtional than last year.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
28 Mar 10
If ham is your tradition, you can buy a ready cooked, even spiral sliced, one to serve cold or at room temperature. There are many cold salads and vegetable dishes that can be served. Cooked veggies and salads can be served room temperature. There are even cold soups, vichysoisse (potato/leek), asparagus or pea, even fruit soups. Potato salad, coleslaw, and macaroni/pasta salads are the easy side dish/salad choices to compliment your ham. Rice salad is also good and easy. There is a salad of diced potatoes combined with vegetables (e.g. frozen mixed veggies), called Russian salad that is pretty hearty; the dressing is mayonnaise based. Cold or room temperature marinated vegetables, such as green beans, or asparagus with hard boiled egg are pretty traditional at this season.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I can't believe how hot it will be for Easter. I am not looking forward to that. We are BBQing. Watermelon if you can find one would be nice and some potato salad, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, pork n beans. You could still do ham but maybe do it as a sandwich. That would be yummy.
@ycanteye (769)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I think you might want to invest in some cookin' bags which will shorten the baking time for the ham and fix maybe some scalloped potatoes, since the oven will be on anyway, and then maybe some kind of veggie tray and a vegetable then plan a day outside if there are small ones for an Easter egg hunt. If there are no little ones just plan to have an outside gathering and then do a buffet style dinner.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
27 Mar 10
For hot weather, cold salads as side dishes are always a good option. You could find a recipe for a really good macaroni salad, or a veggie salad. One of my favorites is coleslaw. For a main dish, you could always get a pre-cooked ham, if you're willing to spend the money on it, and serve it cold for sandwiches. Since chances are you'll already be boiling eggs, deviled eggs would be a good bet, too. Fresh sliced fruits and veggies with dip make good appetizers or sides. Another option, which may be quite unorthodox, is to order pizza. One year when I was a kid, we decided collectively as a family that we were sick of having the same thing for holiday dinners every year, so we had ham and pineapple pizza for Easter. The point is that just because it's a holiday doesn't mean that you have to opt for traditional holiday foods. Try something unusual, and maybe it will become a new tradition for your family.