Easter Menu

Easter is neck and neck with Christmas in terms of being my favorite holiday.  And why not?  These two celebrations represent the birth and later, the death, burial and resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! And, of course, the song “Celebrate” is running through my mind because you know I have a song for that!  Why, yes, I will share the lyrics and a story, to boot!

Celebrate Jesus celebrate
Celebrate Jesus celebrate
Celebrate Jesus celebrate
Celebrate Jesus celebrate
He is risen
He is risen
And He lives forevermore
He is risen
He is risen
Come on and celebrate
Come on and celebrate
Come on and celebrate
The resurrection of our Lord – Gary Oliver

 You may or may not know Gary Oliver as an awesome singer, songwriter, pastor, etc. but I know him as the father of daughter #1’s childhood bff!  That’s right.  When we lived in Tulsa, she and Hayden were the best of friends.  He was always at our house or she was at his.  And she met some of the most amazing people, including Carman – this Carman – the Christian singer/songwriter.  He was the stuff back in the day!

So every time I hear our Praise & Worship band do this song, it takes me back – way, way back – and it reminds me of the true meaning of Easter!  He is risen!  Every day should be a celebration!

Of course, no celebration would be complete without a feast!  Here’s a scrumptious Easter menu just for you!

Easter Menu

Pineapple/Peach Glazed Ham

Waldorf Salad

Hash Brown Casserole

Roasted Asparagus

Dinner Rolls

Best Carrot Cake

Glazed Ham

Pineapple Peach Glazed Ham
 
Ingredients
  • 8-10 lb. fully cooked ham
  • Pineapple/Peach Glaze (see recipe below)
  • Pineapple/Peach Glaze
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • ½ cup peach preserves
  • 2 T cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook and stir over med/high heat until heated.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place ham in a baking pan and bake for 2-3/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 140 degrees.
  3. Cover loosely with aluminum foil during the first hour of baking.
  4. Brush with glaze several times during the last 30 minutes of baking.

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 head Boston lettuce, separated into leaves
  • 2 heads green and/or red Belgian endive, separated into leaves
  • ¾ cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • ¼ cup blanched whole almonds, toasted (or walnuts)
  • 1 recipe Lemon Dressing (see recipe below)
  • Lemon Dressing
  • 1 6 ounce container lemon low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill weed (or ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • In a small bowl stir together the yogurt, vinegar, salt, dill weed and black pepper until well combined. Makes ⅔ cup.
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl toss apples with lemon juice.
  2. On salad plates arrange Boston lettuce, endive, apple wedges, grapes, and almonds.
  3. Spoon on Lemon Dressing.
  4. Serves 6.
 
Hash Brown Casserole – find a lower-fat recipe here!  I know, I know!  This is an oldie but a goody – comfort food at its best!
roasted asparagus

Roasted Asparagus
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. fresh Asparagus spears
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin (or minced garlic from the jar to equal 2 cloves)
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Snap off the tough ends of the Asparagus. Toss with the olive oil and garlic. Spread in a single layer on a large baking pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Roast for 12-15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.

Dinner Rolls (your choice – bake them or buy them)  I have two favorite frozen dinner rolls – one fave being Sister Schubert, white and whole wheat yeast type rolls. They come 10 to a package and I always buy one of each.  My other favorite is Pepperidge Farm Stone-Baked Artisan Dinner Rolls – very crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.  You can find them in the freezer section of your favorite grocery store or super center.

Carrot-Cake Best Carrot Cake can be found here.

What’s your favorite Easter food?  You know, that one dish that you must have every Easter!        

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!

Comments

  1. Looks like the perfect Easter menu!
    Michelle recently posted…Crispy Baked FriesMy Profile

  2. This sure sounds like a nice Easter menu and it looks delicious too!
    We have all the family over to our home for Easter. Each one will bring a dish, usually the best dishes for Easter. It is indeed a great family day, with lots of food, fun and conversation.
    I Loved listening to Carmen back in the day, you are right, he was IT, wasn’t he! I also love that praise and worship song which I have been known to sing while driving 🙂
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    • After my kids grew up I gave away all of their “Carmen” videos. Now the grands love him and I gave them some of his CD’s for stocking stuffers this past Christmas. Your house sounds like the place to be on Easter!

  3. Oh yum! This menu looks delicious! I love the words to the song above: and how fun that you know the writer personally!!
    zan recently posted…God’s Masterpiece :: An Easter Drama at Bethel Baptist Church in Schaumburg, IllinoisMy Profile

  4. These are fabulous! I’ve had such a busy work schedule, I’ve not had any time to think about our Easter plans, so you’ve given me some good ideas 🙂
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  5. All of that food is making men hungry and I just ate!! LOL!!
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  6. Okay, my mom has said for YEARS that she wanted this song sung at her funeral LOL Love Gary Oliver, so funny that you guys used to hang!
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  7. It looks like we will be coming to your house for Easter dinner, lol. I think I will have my carrot cake first please. Everything looks wonderful and I love this song too.

    Hugs my friend
    Angel
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  8. Love all of the recipe ideas! Thank you!
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  9. This menu sounds so yummy! We always have deviled eggs for Easter
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  10. Everything looks so delicious! Oh my gosh. #Yum

  11. Alli,
    Thanks for linking to #GetHimFed No. 30. I’m featuring your post on #GetHimFed No. 31. Hope you link up this week too. Happy Easter.
    Annamaria
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