Easter Dinner Menu * Easter Dinner Side Dishes * Cheesy Funeral Potatoes * Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

17 April 2019

Hello! Since Easter is THIS weekend, I thought I'd share our traditional Easter menu, along with the recipes.

Dinner -- we usually do buffet style since we have lots of family around:

* Spiral Sliced Ham with Orange and Brown Sugar Glaze

* Cheesy Funeral Potatoes (see my recipe below) We've tried lots of versions and still think this is the best. Super easy with frozen hashbrowns.

* Roasted Asparagus using this method

* Best Salad Ever

* Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad -- her recipe is the all-time favorite.

* One hour dinner rolls -- this recipe is the BEST. My son has made it for our last few family dinners and we can't believe they are one hour. They are divine!


* The best Carrot Cake sheet pan style

* Easy Key Lime Pie -- I tore this out of Real Simple years ago, it's really good and easy

My sister-in-law, Kristine introduced us to a pain free Easter Egg Hunt:

Have each family bring their favorite Easter candy or little non-candy prizes and determine how many eggs each will be worth. My SIL Kristine is usually in charge of this and just has it in her mind.  Hide a bunch of empty plastic eggs around the yard. Determine how many each child gets to find, golden eggs can be worth extra. After finding them, bring them back to the "store" and they can turn their eggs in for their favorites. We go from youngest to oldest and you learn pretty quickly what to get for the next year. Everyone goes away happy!

And, as promised here is our favorite funeral potato recipe. They are called funeral potatoes around here because our church usually does a dinner for the family after a funeral and this is a popular request -- warm, cheesy, pure comfort food.

Cheesy Funeral Potatoes

** Printable version here **

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix together in large bowl:

1 large bag frozen shredded hashbrowns (or you can use 6-8 real potatoes, cooked and chopped)
16 oz sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken
1 1/2 cups grated cheese (I use cheddar/jack mix)
1/3 cup chopped green onion (optional -- I usually leave out)
½ cup melted butter

Spread into greased 9X13 baking dish.

Top with mixture of :

4 cups crushed cornflakes
4 Tbs. melted butter.

Bake 50 minutes-1 hour at 350°.

** Click here for printable version **

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Happy Easter to each of you!

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