Easter Dinner

@TerryZ (22082)
United States
March 19, 2008 10:16am CST
I usually cook on Easter dinner and have my whole family over. But not this year. This is my first year in this house and its really small. Alot of you know we moved and downsized because money was tight. Also its so much easier for me to take of. So my cousin is having Easter dinner and Im going to make some brownies and potatoe salad. Then we have an Easter egg hunt for all the kids. So are you cooking Easter dinner this year?
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
19 Mar 08
No special Easter dinner for us Terryz. Just a normal day and no doubt I will probably be cooking :) Sounds like you're going to have a nice dinner, wish I lived near you
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I wish you did too. I always have fun with the kids.LOL I hope you have a nice Easter sweetie. Hugs
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Thanks Terry, and hope you have a fab one too HUGS!
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
19 Mar 08
No, again I'm working. There will be no Easter for me this year....sniff sniff.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Awwwww Im sorry you have to work on Easter.
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
19 Mar 08
I'm not really too upset...I get double time and a half on Good Friday. Nothing extra for Sunday though.
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@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar 08
My friends have sprung a wonderful surprise on me, they have invited me down to my beloved retreat for Easter! So I will taken out for a roast dinner on Sunday, I will be leaving Friday and returning on Easter Monday. They are paying for the weekend for me, what a lovely Easter present, I will with my best friends, beside the Ocean and relaxing and chilling out, what more could I want for Easter? Have a great one my friend xxx
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Wow!thats sounds great! I know you will have a good time. Enjoy!xxxx
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@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
19 Mar 08
friday my hubby will cook us all a nice dinner, saturday we will be going to my parents for supper and sunday we will be spending the day with hubby's sister and the rest of his family...busy weekend!
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Yes thats a busy weekend! Enjoy
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
19 Mar 08
In past years, my mother-in-law traditionally cooked the Easter Dinner. The rest of the family in attendance brought something to add to her hard work. Some brought salad and some brought desserts. The house was full of family, love and warmth. Sadly, my mother-in-law passed away a few months ago. This will be the first Easter with out her and it really feels strange to many of us including me. My hubby and I inherited Mom's dining room table and chairs. This set has been in the family for about 100 years and is very special as it opens up to seat 12. We have had as many as 15 sitting around it though. Yes, we really are a close family. As for cooking Easter dinner this year, I have offered to do that so we can all sit around Mom's table and keep her memories close to us. I have to work the morning but we could still have a late afternoon dinner. I am just waiting for people to tell me "yes" or "no". I understand that some of the family may not be ready for this step as the loss of my mother-in-law was hard on everyone, especially my husband.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Im so sorry for your loss. I think it would be great for the family to all be together. We too are a close family and quite large.LOL I hope everything turns out good for your family. Have a happy Easter.
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@alamode (3071)
• United States
19 Mar 08
When we lost Pop, we all spent one holiday apart... it was a cold and sad day for all of us. Keep the togetherness going... it gets you past the pain much more quickly. We use the opportunity to tell Pop stories... we laugh so hard we CAN'T cry!
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I do agree being together is the most important thing and talking about the person you lost helps so much. We do that in our family too. Laughter is the best thing.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Nope, I won't be cooking Easter dinner this year. My husband and our daughter's will be working. That leaves poor carolbee home alone most of the day..lol Our youngest daughter lives out of state so I won't see her family. I'll probably take myself to the casino and play Keno for part of the day and eat there.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Sounds good to me.lOL Or you could always come with me.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Thanks so much but think it's a long drive..lol Our daughter's are in fields that require coverage 24/7, 365 days a year. I can't fault them for taking care of their obligations. Proud mama here.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
20 Mar 08
TO be honest the last time I had an Easter diner with all the family was a long time ago. Hubby's family is not very good for get togethers LOL WHen the kids were younger we used to have egg hunt, and sometimes even now we will hide a few goodies here and there, but not as a traditional egg hunt thing :) But this year we're actually going to have kind of a family diner. Since hubby's cousin is back from Japan and will be leaving next week, we're going to have diner at hubby's aunt house.It's the closest we can have to "whole " family LOL One part of the family at a time hehehehehe As for cooking other than one of two of the favorites I'm not going to do it, because aunt tends to make food for a battalion. Way too much food for such a small group, no need to add much to it:)
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Whatever you do have a great Easter.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
23 Mar 08
Well we ended up not having any special diner since grandma went to the hospital on friday. Everyone was a bit worried and hubby's aunt has spent all nights at the hospital with grandma.
@mummymo (23707)
19 Mar 08
Hey Terry at least you won't have all the cleaning to do when everyone leaves this year! I'm afraid we are going to have a very quietEaster Sunday this year! Our church is not on as the leadership are all of to a conference, my other half will be working and I can't drive so it will just be the kids and I at home and they'll be too stuffed on chocolate Easter Eggs to care about dinner! lol xxx
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I still dont get out of kitchen duty.LOL I wish! Well you have a great Easter mummymo and dont eat too many chocolate easter eggs.LOL I know I will!heheheh xxxx
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@mummymo (23707)
23 Mar 08
happy easter - happy easter Terryz
Not fair Terry - you should have a nice relaxing time not be on kitchen duty! lol Still I guess if you all pitch in it will be a lot easier and maybe even fun! Don't worry I won't each much chocolate but the kids were up, showered, dressed, rolled their hard boiled, decorated eggs and scoffed a full big chocolate egg and its contents all before 10 this morning! lol Have a lovely day terry! xxx
@alamode (3071)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I always cook for all the holidays, but since I've been having problems, I start the entree, whether its turkey, ham or prime rib, and then the kids come over and finish up the rest. Our daughter and her husband are both fantastic cooks (he's our barbecue chef... mmmm!), so I have no problem handing over the reins. We have the biggest house, so its nicest to have everyone here. And they all clean up afterwards! Perfect!
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Thats sound great! Enjoy it and have a nice Easter with your family.
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@alamode (3071)
• United States
19 Mar 08
And right back atcha, my friend!
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@OURDEW (4810)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Hi Terry, I am cooking Easter dinner. Since my mom moved away to Texas a year ago, I have all the holidays at my house. My mom and I use to take turns. I don't mind doing the cooking it's the clean up that I don't like. I hope you have a Happy Easter!
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Thanks you too!
@moneyandgc (3429)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Last year we were in Mississippi so we had my whole family together. This year it will just be my husband, our 22 month old daughter and me. I have no idea what I will cook. I am thinking of surprising my husband with a pumpkin pie but aside from that, I just don't know.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I know we are having ham which I love. And dont usually get to eat because my hubby doesnt like it.LOL That pumpkin pie sounds good thou! save me a piece. You have a great Easter.
@nyumix (1659)
• Belgium
20 Mar 08
No. I don't think I will cook Easter dinner. Normally we go to my mother in law's place and have dinner there. And she will be the one busy with preparing the egg hunt for the kids too.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Have a nice Easter.
• United States
20 Mar 08
I want to wish you a Happy Easter.I am sorry you won't be cooking but have a good time anyway.To answer your question, I am not Christian so I won't be having Easter Dinner.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
20 Mar 08
thanks
@gemini_rose (16268)
19 Mar 08
I am not doing a big easter dinner, no. I have my parents coming over on the easter sunday and so I am just going to throw a few nibbles together. To do a big dinner is just too much for me, cooking for 8, nightmare, plus we have not got enough room around the table so it means sitting with it on knees which I do not fancy doing. It will be a lot more relaxed with everyone just helping themselves.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I love cooking a big dinner. Have a great Easter.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar 08
Nope Sweetie no cooking for me I am here with Gissi and that is my lot lol So no special Cooking But I do hope that you will enjoy your Day I really do Love you Sweetie xxx
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Thanks sweets you and Gissi have a great Easter and no bunnies for Gissi.LOL