Tuesday, April 7, 2020
If you celebrate Easter, I know this is not a typical holiday for you and it is so sad to not be able to share this day with loved ones. But, we have to hope that we will get to celebrate at a later date. It is more important now to protect our loved ones.
I thought I would post some ideas in enough time for you if you are needing some help. Leave me any ideas in the comments, too!
My husband and I decided to order a Honey Baked ham. We like to get one at Christmas and at Easter and then he makes his famous 15 bean soup with the bone. This is a big deal because it is the only thing he makes. The trademarked Honey Baked ham makes his soup spectacular!
So the menu will be (and I have already ordered everything from Kroger for my next pick up):
deviled eggs (I might boil and decorate eggs and try to talk 17 year old boys into helping?)
Sister Schubert’s rolls
the most amazing green beans ever in the crockpot*
maybe roasted carrots?
cake (I ordered new small round cake pans and I am anxious to make homemade icing – but I will still use a cake mix and add an extra egg because I think it tastes better than homemade!)
*recipe to follow
It’s not too late to plan a menu for your small or large quarantine party.
The best green beans you will ever have recipe from Mix and Match Mama blog:
4 cans of cut green beans drained
3 pieces of bacon cut into small pieces raw
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 onion diced
Throw everything in a crockpot and cook on low from 2-4 hours
I am going to halve the recipe for the four of us.
Potato Casserole: (can assesmble the day before)
Preheat oven to 350
Fully thawed out bag of frozen hash browns
1 pint sour cream
1 can cream of celery soup
2 cups shredded cheddar
salt and pepper
Mix all together in big bowl and then spread into 9×13 Pyrex dish
Some people top with corn flakes and butter but I have never done that.
What are your plans if you celebrate?
-Many of our restaurants are doing carry out meals with traditional Easter foods.
-If you are too sad, maybe go the non-traditional food route and have something totally out of the ordinary.
-Since it is hard to do Easter basket shopping, you could do white elephant gifts in Easter baskets for older kids or adults and look around the house and give used items. It could be really funny.
-I was able to include Easter candy in my Kroger online order.
-Watch an online service in your pj’s.
-Go for an early morning drive with some Easter music.
P.S. – What do you think of my photos? I didn’t want today’s post to be without any so I tried some photography of my Easter decor and my flowering tree – lol!