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Thread: Traditional Easter Dinner or something else?

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    Traditional Easter Dinner or something else?

    At my house, holiday dinners are pretty much set in stone. It only took one time where the menu changed and a few people weren't happy. My mother decided she wanted duck! Since then, on Easter, we alway's have a honey baked, spiral sliced ham with mashed potatoes, greens or green beans, deviled eggs, rolls and a couple desserts. Any additions are fine, but don't even think about deleting any of these items. If I feel adventurous, I might add fried corn this year.

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    We are pretty traditional
    Ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole,corn, rolls, pineapple and cherries on a toothpick surrounding the ham and for dessert Hawaiian cake or something with coconut on it.

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    I have to work BOOOOOOO, my mom is so disapointed easter has always been her very favorite holiday and she likes to go all out . Traditional as well as anythig new is welcome !

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    We live in Texas so we are having beef brisket (SIL does the cooking of this), baked beans, green beans, probably some grilled veggies because 19 yo GD asked for them, rolls, tea. We will also have potato salad. Oldest daughter can make it now just like mine, which was just like my mom's. I always make banana pudding for dessert and am adding homemade chocolate cheese cake this year. Used do the ham every year, but we do that now at Christmas.

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    We have been having ham alot. Just Husband and me. We are having roast beef this year, cooked w/potatoes and carrots, haven't decided what else yet.
    We go to Sis in laws on Sat. her Mom and She will come up with something. Brother in law died almost 2 years ago.
    We all gather there, kids do their own thing on Easter Sunday. Sis in law is a vegetaritian (sp). She usually has meat for everyone. I and my Daughter make desserts.
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    I'm not sure what my step-mom has in mind, but this year we will smoke a salmon side. We generally have ham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter View Post
    What are you having?
    Chocolate.

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    hye Twisted ... I'm coming to your house! giggle} jk
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    Well, this year a friend and I will be in Asheville! My husband will stay behind.
    If you are feeling adventerous, try this recipe; Deviled eggs: Boil the eggs, of course. To the cooked yolks, add a little salt, garlic powder, dill, mayo (not too much you don't want them too wet) a little dab of grey poupon AND finely chopped dill pickles! (I use Clausen's because it's the only one I can eat.) This recipe came about when I had to change the "regular" recipe because of allergies. It is really fantastic! I do like the fried corn thought.
    Happy Easter to all.

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    What is fried corn?

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    We usually had spiral sliced ham also. We now have an addition in our family that can't have pork products so we are having mixed green salad, lasagna and Skor Blondies for dessert. I just tried the Skor Blondies ths week and they are delicious. The recipe is on the package of Skor baking bits right now but I left out the Choc. Chips.

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    I don't have the same foods for holidays. Usually a turkey for Thanksgiving when the kids were at home but never started a traditional meal menu. This Easter DH will probably grill salmon and shrimp for dinner. I have a dozen hand painted eggs that I always have on my table for Easter. That is our only Easter tradition.
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    We are going to my sons for Easter dinner and are having tenderloin steak on the grill, I have to bring my cheesy potatoes and dessert which will be an angel food cake with crushed pineapple/pudding in layers of the cake.

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    I changed my menu a bit this year, Au Gratin potatoes, spiral ham, baked beans, coleslaw, corn, Eclair cake and Peanutbutter pie.....we are having dinner Sat afternoon, my son always volunteers to work double shifts on holidays so guys who have little ones can have the day off.....I always have to plan our holidays around his schedule. We have even had to hold Christmas a day or two after 12/25 !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    What is fried corn?
    It's fresh corn cooked/fried in a skillet. I don't know why it's called fried, my mother always used a regular pot. There's a ton of variations out there. Excuse me...I think I'm drooling.
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    My kids will be leaving for home Easter morning..so for dinner time I will be having peace and quiet! We will be having the baskets, egg hunt, ect. Early so the little ones will be all wound up on sugar then I can just pile them in the car and send them home to deal with it!

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    Usually ham with pineapple and cherries, 'tater salad, deviled eggs, but ya'll got me thinking of augrauts or cheesy 'taters Hmmmm

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    Ham, fruit salad, asparagus, herbed rolls, usually potato salad and/or baked beans. Always a cake shaped like a bunny or a bundt cake with a chocolate bunny tucked into a nest of green coconut in and center and cut-out decorated cookies. Back in the old days when we met at my grandparents, the Easter egg hunt always involved dozens of kids in a pasture with the cows removed and hundreds of real eggs. The food was copious, including not only ham, but also turkey and chicken and dressing and my mom and all the aunts brought the most scrumptious pies and other desserts.

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    Oh, I forgot the bunny salad. Half a canned pear on a bed of lettuce, scoop of cottage cheese for the tail, another pair half slice in 2 for ears, raisin eyes, cherry nose.


    I also make "Peep" salad

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    Basicly it's ambrosia. fruit & marshmellow Peeps, no coconut, bleah!

    The only bad part is the eyes of the Peeps staring back from their multilated marshmello bodies

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    Hmm, wonder what fast food places will be open on Sunday??? LOL One son's family is going out of town to in-laws and the other son will probably be working! I don't have a DH or "significant other" to cook for so I'll probably stay in jammies all day and watch movies...and eat jelly beans and maybe a Cadbury egg!!

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    We're spending the weekend together. On Saturday night we'll be at my mother's, but I'll do the cooking - herb crusted pork tenderloin, roasted asparagus, some kind of other veggies, salad - my daughter's family currently doesn't eat carbs. My grandsons will make Easter nest cookies - chow mein noodles, butterscotch chips, little candy eggs in the "nest". (Pooey on the no-carb group for dessert!) On Sunday after church we'll go to that daughter's for brunch - she'll do brunchy things but promises dessert/coffee later in the afternoon which will be "positively evil". Hope so!
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    Hi Twisted, Your Easter dinner sounds like mine, except I make Easter sweet breads (braids with sugar glaze), also. You live very close, I'll join YOU for dinner...LOL

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    hello everyone............I just love that all the thing in dinner.......maybe we can make a small batch of the salad when you return and they both lost. called "salad" so that if he ate for dinner we
    say, "Oh, I just had a salad for dinner." If you're still not convinced that
    propose the inclusion of mini marshmallows ... not yet? well, we can add ground beef.

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    Cracker Barrell for us. Not tied to tradition!
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    We are going to our local high end Mexican restaurant and having an Easter buffet. You choose the entree and have a big buffet of appetizers and desserts. Yummy.

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