Easter Dinner

United States
April 1, 2007 4:37pm CST
What are you making for Easter Dinner? Are you expecting a lot of company? I have invited a few friends over for an Easter dinner and I have never put one together! My parties always consit of snack type foods and hors' dourves (spelling?). Can't do that this time though. I don't want to do a ham, and other suggestion? And some side dish recommendations too?
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• Canada
1 Apr 07
We are going to have a ham dinner this year . I am not sure if we are going to invite family to come over yet or not as my husband and I have not really discussed this . We always have dinner at Christmas time and it is always nice but I have to check with the size of my ham and have to find out who is working on Easter this year . When I make my ham I always do it up nice and do it with a glaze which is really easy to make . You just put the ham in the oven with some cloves for flavor , when you ham is done you take it out and put on the glaze which is a teaspoon of dry mustard , a cup of brown sugar and a can of pineapple juice . You mix this togehter and then add the pineapples to the top of your ham and them put cherries between the pineapple ( to make it decorative ) and then poor the glaze over it . Then throw it back in the oven on low so that it will not burn but will soak up the flavour of the glaze , the longer you have it in the more it will soak up the flavor . Then you can serve with scallop potatoes and veggetable of your choice . This is how I do it , all the best in what you decide :)
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• United States
1 Apr 07
That does sound good, but we had a ham at Christmas and I ended up carving it completely and bagging it into 1.5 pund freezer bags. We still have some ham! I am looking for something different now, although your glaze does sound really good. Yes, a scalloped potato dish is classic and so delicious....I will most likely make that...Thank you for your suggestion!
@nic24uk (571)
1 Apr 07
im cooking easter dinner this year im making a lamb roast dinner with strawbery cheescake for afters. we are just having my mum over for dinner this year. saves on the washing up lol
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• United States
1 Apr 07
OOh I love strawberry cheesecake-that would be a great dessert dish, but I would have to serve something else too because my kids don't like it. Unfortunately I have had a bad experience with lamb :(. So that is out. But I am thinking of doing a roasted chicken or a nice roast beef. Hmmm...I still have a week....
@bobbyjoe143 (1287)
1 Apr 07
my friend asked me today if me and my son would like to go to hers for easter lunch, she said we will be having TURKEY LOL! good job i like turkey really :P
• United States
1 Apr 07
I really like turkry too, but as I had responded to someone up above, I don't know how readily available turkey is this time of year. Turkey is very popular druring the November and December months, for Thanksgving and Christmas. Ham is the American tradition for Easter and I am not doing a ham!! LOL (I still have some ham leftover from Christmas in my freezer.) I think I will do a roasted chicken or a pot roast.
1 Apr 07
most meats are readily available all times of year if you don't mind them being frozen. lamb is also a good coice for eater if you like lamb that is.
• United States
1 Apr 07
LOL I guess I am quite picky when it comes to meat-I hate lamb. I like ham I just am not in the mood for it again, considering we still have the leftovers from Christmas. Yea, the supermarkets here probably have frozen turkeys...I will have to take a look. Thank you!
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 07
It's only my housemate and I for Easter, I had my parents over last weekend, we are actually having pork for Easter, my housemate cooks I can't and won't cook LOL, we will probably have a full roast. I love pork
• United States
11 Apr 07
Pork is always good. I ended up making a rost turkey which was very good just the same! We also had green bean casserole, crescent rolls, cabbage salad, baked potatoes and for dessert, apple pie with ice cream. I didn't have a whole lot of leftovers, so I guess it turned out all right!
@jolmartyn (133)
6 Apr 07
Managed to get a stuffed chicken roll. Easter will be a sort of slightly grander Sunday dinner, but not quite as grand as Christmas!
• United States
7 Apr 07
Yeeah I was quite surprised this thread didn't "take off" atoo well, as I thought more cooks would like to share their ideas! Well I have decided on a roasted turkey. I haven't had a turkey since Christmas, and while I was shoping at store last night, I saw a turkey and it was just calling out to me!
• United States
6 Apr 07
If you want turkey but don't want to prepare a whole one, do what my mom does. She will buy the sliced turkey from the deli at the store and put it in a psn and cover it with store bought turkey gravy and heat it up. She makes cheese potatoes,sets out vegies and dip, and we all bring a dish. Try the turkey that way, it is good.
• United States
7 Apr 07
That is a great idea, and it seems very easy for a weeknight meal too! I did though-I went to the grocery store last and bought a big old 11 pound bird-LOL. I don't have much of a crowd coming-in fact besides me and my kids, I only have 2 friends stopping by. But I am really looking forward to the leftover meat for future suppers!
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
6 Apr 07
We always do a ham- It isn't Easter without one- We just baked a ham 2 weekends ago so my sig. other wanted turkey- Nope we are having ham.. My daughter is making rolls shaped into bunnies-- this ought to be cute-- We always use the hard boiled eggs for devilled eggs. My family (3 of us), my parents, Sig. others dad, and my gram.. So 7 all together-- Not too bad- We do the baking of the dinner and all the fixings and the other bring desert.!
• United States
7 Apr 07
LOL well we went all out and had a nice ham for Christmas. I am just not in the mood for that again quite yet! And the other big tradition as a meat dish is lamb, and that is just not an option. I do not like lamb at all! I am thinking of doing either a roasted chicken or a potroast. Turkey is an option to though. Someone had suggested devilled eggs and that really does sound good.
• United States
4 Apr 07
we usally do a big easter thing here cause my daughters birthday is always with easter lol. this year though is a little diffferent the man we called our dad/bestfriend/ landlord past away just a little ago and him and his girlfriend usally come. also the people that use to have kids my kids ages that lived on property moved away. so this year it is just us. we are going to do eggs. we all color them together and then leave them for the easter bunny and the easter bunny comes and hides them for us. lol. this year though there wont be easter baskets i cant afford them. i was going to do a big lunch thing just for us but we cant really afford that either so we are going to go to the lake and do there projects and then fish. that is free at least. my youngest will be 10 and she told us she just wants to go fishing this year and nothing big. she said if we will do that then dont get her a gift. it broke my heart cause she knows how bad off we really are right now. but it made me proud that she felt that way too. anyways here are some ideas for you. do a brisket, deviled eggs, potato salad, carrots, green bean casserole. do cupcakes and cookies for desert. oh but dont forget the rolls lol. i always forget then have to make some from scratch real quick it is such a pain lol. happy easter
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
2 Apr 07
well, we are going to be at a friend's house this Easter. However, our normal fare would include something like the following: Either a ham or leg of lamb hashbrown casserole asparagus or brussel sprouts coleslaw or broccoli slaw baking powder biscuits or yeast rolls 5 cup fruit salad cherry pie relish tray to include: stuffed celery sticks carrot sticks gherkin sweet baby pickles black olives, green olives pickled eggs deviled eggs maybe some broccoli or cauliflower
• United States
2 Apr 07
Wow! You go all out for your Easter dinner! I love asparagus too, that would be delightful on the table, along with a green salad, because my kids hate asparagus LOL. I love hashbrown casserole too. Yum-thanks for the suggsetions!
20 Mar 08
I'm going to get some KFC for my family =) couldnt face the washing up
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
20 Mar 08
I don't think I will cook easter dinner, because normally we will go to our parent's house and having Easter dinner there.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I'm doing a ham this year just because it is quick and easy! You could do a beef roast with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and salad. Just try and keep it simple for your sake :) Enjoy and have a blessed Easter!