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

potato casserole*

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 icingbut 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.

Stay well,


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!

21 thoughts on “Easter Menu?

    1. Thanks! I have found the available dates for pick up can even change based on when you go into the website or app! It’s crazy! I have been scheduling well in advance and then adding things to my order as needed. It has been super efficient during the last few weeks. Hope you get one scheduled! Everyone is wearing masks now and I don’t have one. Plus, I have been very excited about Andy’s recent reports and I’m hoping this is a good sign! Lol! Take care!

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      1. A few months ago, Clicklist changed to not being able to choose pick up time until after putting everything in the cart…which is frustrating. I got on last night and clicked around enough to see Friday is earliest pick up but who knows what will actually be available. After reading your post, I thought to check out fresh market and they have an Easter dinner for 4 (ham, green beans, potatoes, dessert, etc)…I may just try that! 🙂

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      2. Mine lets me pick time I think? I love Fresh Market and that would be a good option! You can get an egg dying kit at CVS I bet! I thought about dying eggs with things I have around the house.

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      3. I bought candy, plastic eggs, & dyeing kits a couple weeks ago…once everything started shutting down, I wanted to make sure we could still do those traditions . And yes – I’m not sure about the Clicklist site. For years I could always choose right when I logged on…but not now. (For the past few months)

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      4. That is good news! Apparently you can call local markets and they can have stuff ready day of – we have a Paul’s Fruit Market right by our house so I might do that some time. Do you have any local markets?


  1. Yay for the photos! We are hoping to make a standing rib roast, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, salad, and rolls for the 4 of us. I haven’t decided on dessert yet. We’ll also watch Easter on Facebook live from our church. I am looking forward to it, since it will just be the 4 of us I can use my good china!

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  2. I had totally forgot Easter was this weekend. I hate to admit that! Now I need to get a plan in place. It will just be my husband and I, but I usually like to do a ham, potato casserole, cole slaw, green beans, rolls.
    I love a honey baked ham! Love the white bird too! Have a great day!

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    1. I know – it doesn’t feel like Easter – it feels like a weird time without a season! That sounds similar to my meal and you can eat leftovers through the week!


  3. Beautiful pics! You always have good pictures, just so you know!
    Oh, the flowering tree, I love it! We have cherry blossoms here now, it’s fantastic!
    Easter will be spent at cabin, just the four of us and MIL. I guess we shouldn’t invite her (she’s 70+), but we will hopefully spend most time outside and of course keep our distance. I think it will be fine! At Easter we eat Swedish smorgasbord, which include herring and Janssons frestelse (it’s a potato casserole with a type of saltish herring). And of course eggs and a lot of candy! We haven’t been home for Easter for a couple of years, so it will be nice.

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    1. Thank you! My neighbor has three flowering trees that smell amazing!
      That sounds nice and I think some families here might do that outside too if weather cooperates but our governor won’t like it.


  4. I love the flowering tree! I picked up a spiral ham, planning on freezing a lot of leftovers! We are going to set up a zoom call with my 4 sons as they usually are here for Easter. I already dropped off an Easter basket for my grandson, I got some things early. We are going to watch our church services on YouTube. It’s going to be different that’s for sure.

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    1. Thank you! You are making the best of it and that’s all you can do! Sounds like you planned ahead! I love Zoom and been pleasantly surprised by the socialization I am able to have!


  5. Thanks for the recipes. I might try a couple with my family. We are trying to decide what we will be making since most of our family won’t be with us this year, but we are trying to make the most of it and celebrate the best we can. We will still dress up for brunch at our house. I LOVE your blog and your posts. You are so inspirational!

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    1. You’re welcome, Ann Marie and thank you for the kind words. I think dressing up is such a fun idea and it will make you feel better. I love brunch and that is a great idea. I also love mimosas! Have you tried a Zoom call yet? That would be nice while you are all dressed up! Thanks for reading and commenting!


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