Easter Dinner Plans?

March 21, 2016 11:53pm CST
Well, I've went from a laid back Easter weekend to hosting my family for a barbecue/Easter dinner. I want it to be pretty laid back still. I have too much going on right now to add another layer of stress on me. So I'm planning to keep it fairly simple. That said: I still love to play hostess. So... what are your favorite things to have for Easter dinner? Dessert? I'm probably going to make a couple lemon meringue pies. That's my Easter dessert tradition (when I do happen to cook for Easter).
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@DeborahDiane (24806)
• Laguna Woods, California
25 Mar 16
Your family is adorable! I will have a laid back Easter with just my family ... having brunch together.
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25 Mar 16
sounds like a good way to spend the day
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Mar 16
@jillybean1222 - I love to spend time with our children and grandchildren.
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30 Mar 16
@DeborahDiane it was nice to spend time with my parents & i know they were happy to see some of their grandkids too. it wasn't one of our "normal" traditions, but it turned out so nicely
@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 16
How many people are you having? I hope it turns out well, and that's a lovely photo.
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25 Mar 16
my extended family is small. so there will just be a total of between 10-14 people.
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 16
@jillybean1222 That's still quite a lot to cater for. Good luck.
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@LadyDuck (188177)
• Switzerland
24 Mar 16
Our traditional Easter menu is usually composed by a salad with eggs and roasted lamb and potatoes. For dessert anything with strawberries. I am going to prepare a strawberry shortcake and no lamb, poor baby animals I cannot stand to eat them.
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25 Mar 16
last year i made a rack of lamb for the first and last time. the seasonings were amazing, but it turns out that my kids aren't fans of lamb. neither was i.
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@LadyDuck (188177)
• Switzerland
25 Mar 16
@jillybean1222 To be honest I like the taste, but I do not like the idea to eat a baby animal.
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@Juliaacv (35212)
• Canada
22 Mar 16
We're ducking out of an invitation for dinner, its too far away, and I am still not completely well and don't want to spread my germs or wear myself out. I am sure that you'll make a wonderfully delicious meal and everyone will have a great time.
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23 Mar 16
understandable on ducking out! i need to sit and make my list and get moving today.
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@BellaDoc (773)
• San Diego, California
25 Mar 16
Rest up and get well soon!
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@JudyEv (141451)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
Lemon meringue pies!! My favourite! Can I come and share dessert please?
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23 Mar 16
sure! come on over! i think i'm going to make 3 of them. I want to make sure there is enough for everyone to have a piece. I don't make it often.
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@BellaDoc (773)
• San Diego, California
25 Mar 16
It sounds delish, doesn't it?!
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@DianneN (91555)
• United States
24 Mar 16
Your family is beautiful!!!!! I don't celebrate Easter.
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24 Mar 16
Thank you!
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• United States
23 Mar 16
I'm hosting Easter dinner this year and decided on ham and all the fixings. Since we'll be celebrating my grandsons 8th birthday you can be sure there will be cake!!
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24 Mar 16
happy birthday to your grandson. one year Easter fell on my mom's bday, so we celebrated with the whole family that year too
• Preston, England
23 Mar 16
I'll be at a convention so my meals are likely to be pub grub
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24 Mar 16
pub grub sounds good right now
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@ReiraLee (217)
• Singapore
23 Mar 16
I don't celebrate Easter, but are those your children? Lovely picture!
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23 Mar 16
yes, those are my children.
@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
we don't celebrate easter the same way as Christmas, though we prepare more food than usual
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23 Mar 16
our easters vary, it seems, though traditionally, we eat brunch at a restaurant. but since my husband has to work, we aren't doing that this year.
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
24 Mar 16
Hope you enjoy your Easter dinner. Lemon Pie sounds good. I am going to my daughter's on Monday. I usually bake pies but since one of my grandsons has a birthday on Tuesday, we will just have Birthday cake for dessert.
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25 Mar 16
Lemon is always good! enjoy your grandson's birthday!
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Mar 16
@jillybean1222 Thank you. I don't see them very often so am looking forward to it.
• United States
24 Mar 16
I absolutely adore this photo Jilly..and your sons photo with the kids rip. I have no plans whatsoever..its okay though. I wish you and your family a Happy Easter in advance.
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24 Mar 16
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• United States
24 Mar 16
@jillybean1222 Welcome Jilly.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27483)
• United States
23 Mar 16
We are having Cornish Hens and cheesecake.
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23 Mar 16
oooh, cheesecake is a good idea too. i was trying to decide on another fruity dessert in addition to the lemon meringue pies. i was thinking of a fruit tart.... i could do a fruity cheesecake.
@BellaDoc (773)
• San Diego, California
25 Mar 16
What are Cornish Hens?
@destimona (1914)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
22 Mar 16
Yummy yummy. Enjoy your easter celebration. I do have some strawberry tart for easter.
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23 Mar 16
I'm thinking of some sort of fruit tart too.
@destimona (1914)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
23 Mar 16
• United States
22 Mar 16
We tend to have a ham for easter. I'll be working that night unfortunately. I'll still eat an easter dinner but it won't be relaxing afterwards as I have to head to work.
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23 Mar 16
my husband has to work too. although i enjoy ham, i don't usually make it for easter.
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• United States
23 Mar 16
@jillybean1222 We used to have Ham on all the Christian Holidays.
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@mom210 (6854)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Mar 16
I hope that all goes well, enjoy and have a good time. Happy Easter.
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26 Mar 16
thank you! happy easter to you as well
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• Stanton, Kentucky
22 Mar 16
Mmmmm lemon meringue is one of my favorites! It's good to run into you here, hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.
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23 Mar 16
good to run into you as well! i haven't made a lemon meringue for a couple years. so i hope it turns out well
@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
27 Mar 16
We usually have ham and this year my sister-in-law is the one who is cooking. I bought a wonderful home-baked pound cake to bring as my contribution.
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@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Mar 16
Happy Ester belated, the kids in photo are so cute and lovely. At home we prepared many things.We had visitors, my relatives.What a feeling it was.
@gudheart (12740)
26 Mar 16
Sounds like a good plan :D We don't have anything planned so far.