What's on the menu for Easter?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Kjs, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    I cannot decide if I want to go out to eat or cook.

    If I cook - what to cook.

    What are some of your plans?
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    Ham, au gratin potatoes and carrots. I haven't decided about dessert. Dinner needs to be relatively quick and easy since we'll have a longer than usual day at church with the brunch and games.
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Well, usually we would have turkey with all the trimmings, and a big apple pie or something like that for dessert.

    Right now, with husband doing so well on his weight loss program (prepared by a bariatric specialist, and strict as all get-out), I don't want to sabotage his efforts. So...we're going to have barbecued salmon, vegetables and a big salad. Little easy child and I will then sneak off and have chocolate eggs for dessert.
  4. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Brunch at a resturaunt for us. I am looking forward to it.

  5. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    My aunt is coming to town, and she stays with my grandpa and cooks over there, so we will go over there. That after we leave they can all talk about how difficult child is the way he is because of the foods he eats, and if he ate all organic/natural items it would not be that way. Never mind that the menu will not consist of these items, or that I cannot afford them. The rest of the day will be fun.
  6. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    anyone doing Easter Egg Hunts? I always enjoyed watching the kids.
  7. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    yeah, we will. They know who the easter bunny is, but still enjoy finding the eggs.
  8. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Sadly, this will be our very first year of NOT doing an Easter Egg Hunt OR spending Easter together!

    easy child is going to Ohio with her boyfriend.

    I am going to PA to visit my mom and sisters. I asked difficult child to join me but she's mad because I am staying at the hotel with my sisters and letting her stay at my sister's house with my neice (and brother in law). I wanted to have a sister's night, you know? (Loco sister will not be there).

    Anyway, difficult child has decided she's not coming with me now. And she has to work anyway. H is staying home to work on the house and I will come home Sunday afternoon.

    We will probably throw something together, nothing fancy. As long as there is bread on the table, H is happy. I will have to make up an Easter basket for difficult child and one for H before I leave on Friday. I already sent easy child her Easter stuff and I will see her the week after next.

    We usually do a pork loin roast with veggies and mashed potatos. And a couple of years we made Mexican Carnitas with all the fixins - yum. Last year we had BBQ pulled pork with garlic mashed potatos and sauerkraut. None of us like ham.

    I will really miss the egg hunt this year. Yes, even at their ages. I know difficult child feels gypped about that too!
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Miss KT wants me to hide eggs for her. I don't know yet what we're doing about Easter dinner; I know I'm not cooking; but that's as far as it goes. Usually Hubby's family does a big thing, but one of the kids is being stalked by her ex, which is causing many problems, so I think it will be very low-key this year.
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Ham, mashed potatoes, corn, broccoli casserole, apple pie, cool whip, and maccaroni salad for the day after as a cold side dish with leftover ham.

    Dude still isn't allowed to come home - but I did make him a small Easter basket. Sigh -it sits on the bookshelf....screaming - YOUR KID ISN'T HOME for another holiday. But I'm okay with it - I told the basket I thought it said - YOU HAVE A KID AND CAN GIVE HIM THIS BASKET ANYTIME. so-nuf sed.
  11. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I'm not sure what we're doing yet.
    difficult child 2 has a school egg hunt on Saturday and I was planning to take him to that. husband wants to go to his parents place at the lake (don't get excited, its not fancy) and fish. easy child 1 and his girlfriend are going to her grandparents' in IL.
    NEXT weekend, tho... Easter is actually, ironically, the holiday my family celebrates close to the actual date and in an all-out party sort of way. We'll all get together at my mom's, my brothers and all their kids, have a huge meal, egg hunt, and then the ever-so-loved tradition of easter egg batting. Someone pitches an egg and someone else hits it with a playskool fat bat. The kicker is that someone always puts raw eggs in the mix. The kids (even adult ones) absolutely LOVE this. In fact, since dad is gone, mom wasn't sure she was going to do it again this year until her 18 year old granddaughter called and asked when it was. Granddaughter has a boyfriend, now, and wants him to be involved this year. LOL (and the cats and dogs love this game....they get to eat eggs til their little bellies almost pop)
  12. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    One thing I like about holidays is that I don't have to figure out what to cook becasue we have the same thing every year. I will have difficult child#2 and wife and kids here for sure, plus my mother. I don't know if difficult child#1 and his gang will get here or not.
    We are having ham (the real kind you boil and it is like meat; not the kind that is cured with chemicals and tastes like chlorine and has the texture of something processed and put back together again), au gratin potatoes, fresh asparagus, a Jello salad so I can use the rabbit mold, and individual cheesecakes with fresh strawberries.
    We will take the kids to the Easter egg hunt one town over on Saturday. It is usually a big deal. Then the Easter bunny will bring baskets to them so they'll be there Easter morning. Should be fun.
  13. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Ew. Do people really eat that?