Easter Menu

Plus Waldorf Salad and Roasted Asparagus Recipes

by Alli

My Easter Menu rarely changes so I’m sharing it with you today. 

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!

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And, of course, the old 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

 So now that I’m singing this oldie-but-goody song in my head, let’s take a look at my Easter Menu! 

No Easter celebration would be complete without a feast!  Here’s a scrumptious Easter menu just for you!

I’ve included some recipes here. Also, keep reading to get the links to every recipe on my menu. 

Easter Menu

Pineapple/Peach Glazed Ham

Waldorf Salad

Stuffed Potatoes

Roasted Asparagus

Southern Pineapple Casserole

Dinner Rolls

Best Carrot Cake

                                                                                              Lemon Squares         

You can find my Pineapple Peach Glazed Ham by clicking this link!

Waldorf Salad is a delicious side dish that’s really easy to make. The recipe card is down below!

Waldorf Salad

Yield: 6

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad is a delicious salad that I've been making for years. It's a keeper!

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
  • 3/4 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill weed (or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • In a small bowl stir together the yogurt, vinegar, salt, dill weed and black pepper until well combined. Makes 2/3 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 172Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 3mgSodium 336mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 3gSugar 15gProtein 5g

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Stuffed Potatoes are always on my Easter table. Whenever I serve these to guests, they always ask for the recipe. 
 
Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes including Stuffed Potatoes
 
Roasted Asparagus is one of my personal favorite side dishes. It’s an easy side to add to my Easter menu. I’ve included the recipe below!
 
roasted asparagus

How To Roast Asparagus (Serves 6-8)

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. fresh Asparagus spears
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin (or minced garlic from a jar to equal 2 cloves)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Rinse the asparagus spears under cold running water to remove dirt or sand. Do not wash until ready to use.

Preheat the oven to 400ΒΊ F.

Trim the tough ends of the spears. Line the asparagus spears in a single row and using a knife, cut where the stalks turn from white to green. 

Toss asparagus with 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.

Helpful Hint: Sometimes I add fresh lemon slices and zest as a garnish. 

Southern Pineapple Casserole is another must for Easter dinner!

Southern Pineapple Casserole

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 supercenter.

Or you can bake my mom’s famous homemade biscuits or Aunt Jean’s Cornbread Sticks.

Carrot-CakeYou can find my Best Carrot Cake recipe here! The grandkids love my lemon squares so they are always on the menu. 

What’s your go-to Easter dish?  You know, that one dish that you must have every Easter!     

Grab my free printable Easter menu planner here!  

21 comments

Michelle April 11, 2014 - 7:35 am

Looks like the perfect Easter menu!

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Shirley Wood April 11, 2014 - 7:41 am

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 πŸ™‚

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Alli April 11, 2014 - 2:24 pm

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!

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zan April 11, 2014 - 9:15 am

Oh yum! This menu looks delicious! I love the words to the song above: and how fun that you know the writer personally!!

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Alli April 11, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Thanks, Zan! I love that song and I’ve been singing it a lot lately! πŸ™‚

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Renee @ Renew Your Space April 11, 2014 - 12:35 pm

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 πŸ™‚

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Alli April 11, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Glad I cook help, Renee!

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Ricci April 11, 2014 - 2:54 pm

All of that food is making men hungry and I just ate!! LOL!!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication April 11, 2014 - 3:22 pm

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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Alli April 11, 2014 - 4:12 pm

It’s a small world! πŸ™‚

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Angel April 11, 2014 - 5:43 pm

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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Alli April 12, 2014 - 5:34 am

Come on over, Angel! I would love to have you!

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kelley April 11, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Love all of the recipe ideas! Thank you!

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Alli April 11, 2014 - 7:27 pm

You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Paris April 11, 2014 - 9:50 pm

This menu sounds so yummy! We always have deviled eggs for Easter

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Alli April 12, 2014 - 5:25 am

Can’t have an Easter celebration without deviled eggs! πŸ™‚

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Rania April 12, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Everything looks so delicious! Oh my gosh. #Yum

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Alli April 12, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Thanks, Rania! They are delicious! πŸ™‚

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Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction April 17, 2014 - 10:12 pm

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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Alli April 18, 2014 - 6:13 am

Thanks so much, Annamaria!

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