Easter Dinner

 

Today I thought I’d share our menu for Easter Dinner.  It should be a fun Easter this year.  My parents will be joining us and then a family from church who is in the middle of moving – from a house to an apartment while their new home is built.  They have 5 of the cutest little girls you have ever seen and their mother is 8 months pregnant with another girl!!  We are going to have fun.

So here’s the menu.

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Honeybaked Ham – I am not a big ham fan but my family likes it so we have it once a year – on Easter.

Fresno Potatoes – this is a nice alternative to scallop potatoes or what we call “funeral potatoes’.  You know the recipe – frozen hash browns, lots of sour cream, cream of chicken soup and cheese.  It seems ham and potato dinners are a popular thing to do at funerals – thus the name.

Strawberry and Spinach Salad – a perfect combination, spinach and strawberries with a yummy dressing.

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus- this is a Barefoot Contessa recipe and my favorite way to eat asparagus.

Roasted Tomato Tart - this recipe is from Gourmet Magazine and will be one of my experimental recipes this Easter.   Want to try it with me?

Mom’s Orange Rolls – my mom will be bringing these and they are wonderful.  Everyone loves them and Easter dinner would not be complete without them.

Grandma’s Jello Salad -mom will also be bringing this staple of our Easter Dinner.

Lemon Angel Pie – Yum!

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake – my favorite cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory is their White Chocolate and Raspberry.  When my new friend Theresa sent me this recipe I knew I would have to try it for Easter.  Theresa is also where the Lemon Cheesecake Bar recipe came from so if that is any indication how this recipe is going to be- it is going to GREAT!  The original recipe she sent me called for strawberries but hopefully I’ll be able to find some raspberries that don’t cost a fortune and use them.

If you are interested in copies of the recipes that don’t have links just leave a comment below and I’ll email them to you.  Happy Easter!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. says

    I’m not a big fan of ham either but we always have it on Easter because the others like it. I think I might do mine in the crockpot this year.

    Laura

  2. says

    Ohhhh… when’s dinner?

    I have to smile as we are doing a lot of the very same menu, only with different names. Whenever I use the term “funeral potatoes” to my friends, they are totally baffled. We call them cheesy potatoes.

    Smiling too at your wonderful LARGE selection of desserts…. hehe. YUM

  3. says

    Those potatoes sound delicious! I would love the recipe too! Strawberry and Spinach salad is my favorite…what kind of dressing do you use? I put pecans in mine and throw in a little feta cheese. I use a Raspberry vinegarette…yummy!

  4. says

    I made the asparagus tonight for easter dinner. Delish! Definitely going into my vault of tried-and-true. Plus our company raved about it. Thanks!

  5. Karen says

    Thanks for all your help today! We made our own honeybaked ham knockoff with honey and OJ frozen concentrate (yummy) and your asparagus recipe (yummy) and your spinach and strawberry salad recipe (yummy). I bought the Litehouse Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing and it was great together. I joked that I’m not usually a fan of spinach or vinaigrettes, but I finished every piece on my plate! My parents brought a lemon meringue pie from Helen Bernhard and it melted in my mouth. What a great day! Thanks again.

  6. Lynn says

    Stumbled across your AWE$SOME blog today. I would love the recipes not listed. Would work perfect for my grabddaughters 1st communion. Honeybaked ham, potatoes, spinach strawberry salad, and of course the cheesecake. I hope I’m not asking too much.

  7. Barbara says

    Would love copy of your Easter recipes…..fresno potatoes, orange rolls, and white choc. raspberry cheesecake!

  8. morag mccune says

    I would love to have a copy of your Fresno Potatoes. Thank you. Have a great Easter with all those cute little girls.

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