Making the Easter Menu...

United States
April 19, 2011 8:12pm CST
So today I sat down and made up my Easter menu for this year. We had to cancel our travel plans do to my husbands lay off and gas prices so we decided that we would do something at home so the girls wouldn't be too disappointed, Luckily I had purchased everything for their baskets before he was given his slips. To our luck friends also changed plans and my folks and sister decided to come to our home instead of my Moms. So any way the menu has a Ham (really good deal on a mis-marked one yeah me!) I am also making a cheesecake and potato soup. My friend is making a chocolate cake, green beans and an awesome chicken dip. Moms is making mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots. Most of the Easter candy I make is done just a few more items and the Easter bread I always make. Anyone else have a menu ready or are you winging it?
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@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Apr 11
hi opinated lady its almost EAster and it snuck up on me,stuck here in this retirement center the holidays are so phony with the admins as though pretty decorations and such crap will make up for all the wonderful timnes we used to have on Easter with families and friends. they have no plans and if we do have something special for dinner Easter sunday I will eat my hate, that is if I had one. lol.When my kids were small it was so much fun to color easster eggs and make Easter baskets. we always had ham and all the triimmings and my Mom would come and eat dinner with us. I can do pretty well keeping happy here but the holidays thats a hell of a lot harder. those who have families with their own homes can go home for Easter , Me I have only my son and he has no home. oh hes in an apartment with another guy but no place for a mom. Sorry to be a downer here but holidya are not much fun here at all . they do not even try to make them more pleasant so I have to say these three are in this for money and not for any concern for us. they could care less. we are just dollar signs to them.
@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Apr 11
typo eat my hat not hate sorry did not check in time.
@myflower (24)
• Bulgaria
21 Apr 11
What about Easter eggs? Don't you paint boiled eggs? Perhaps, in the baskets for the girls are hidden the colored eggs? In our home the ritual of painting and drawing on boiled eggs is a great fun for adults and children. We do this on Thursday. On Saturday afternoon I make home-made Easter bred. It is called Kozunak in bulgarian. The aroma of baking of the cake is a part of the holiday. This year we will not have any other culinary specialty, travel or guests. And about me without home-colored eggs and home-made bread, it would not be Easter.
• United States
21 Apr 11
Oh yes, yes we do! We will do some eggs tomorrow at the fire house for the big Easter egg hunt there on Saturday. We will do a dozen or so with the kids at home not many as we always have so many after the Fire house egg hunt I make an Easter bread that is more of a Greek recipe. It has dried fruit and anise seed in it. I put dyed eggs in the braids of the bread. So glad to see there are others who still do at least a few traditions.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
21 Apr 11
I havent thought of any menu for two years now. Its seems like easter is not really something that me and my family used to celebrate when I was in my hometown. With my husband's family, its just like an ordinary day so I dont bother making a menu anymore. However I am pretty sure my family back home is preparing something. I miss them!
• United States
21 Apr 11
aww ((hugs)) it is hard when you are not near your family.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
20 Apr 11
Your menu sounds good. Think i will just come to ur house, lol. I'm not cooking for easter except whatever i come up w/for me. My kids don't seem to care anything about coming to eat anymore so rather than get my feelings hurt when they say no, i'm just not inviting them.
• United States
21 Apr 11
It seems as though many on here do not celebrate this Holiday. Interesting as in the Christian religion this is really the important one. Alas social behaviour has changed and the big holiday is of coarse the one with all the gifts.
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
20 Apr 11
ahhh... no... I really don't do much special for Easter, except for Church...
• Bulgaria
21 Apr 11
Of course, going to church is the most important moment of this holiday. At midnight the bells of all churches ring festive. We go into the nearby church, brought lit candles to home. But our home became a church, too. Because while we prepare the food and eat I tell and explain again and again why we do it. I try with my own words to explain the miracle of the Resurrection. In our stressful lives, we have no time and words for spiritual things. So we have the celebrations to remember who Jesus is and what happend 2000 years ago.
@jillhill (37386)
• United States
20 Apr 11
It all sounds wonderful! I am not sure what my sister is making....everyone brings something....so we'll end up having the usual for sure with a few perks. I personally am doing easter baskets for everyone....all the adults, kids, who ever! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
• United States
21 Apr 11
Oh yum sounds good. I would do brunch but everyone is coming from over 3 hours away so we are doing a late lunch early dinner so they can get here and leave before it's too late.