What do you make for Easter Dinner?

Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
What do you make for Easter Dinner?
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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 11:01pm

What do you make for Easter Dinner?

Do you color eggs the night before?

Or do any other decorating for Eastertime?

**Well darn. Our channel 13 is not working and so I won't be able to watch the Bachelor.  Darn and double darn. LOL

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:02pm

Since ours is an extended family meal and we are all very accomplished cooks, we brainstorm and build the meal so that everyone gets a fair share of the burden.  I'm in favor of ham this year, even though I have issues with cured hams (I get really sick), but I have a family size pan of dressing in my freezer left from Christmas.  I wish I had broken that pan down into LITTLE pans, so I could cook for one or two meals.  I LOVE dressing.  

As far as the ham goes, I'll go talk to the butcher at Superlo first, and see if I can order a green ham to smoke myself.  Actually I don't want to smoke MYSELF, just the ham.  And incidentally, a green ham is not what the Cat in the Hat was talking about.  The last green ham I smoked was about 1999 and it was fabulous.  Everyone loved it.  But they are hard to find.  You have to get some really big papers to smoke a green ham...  JK!

I do this on the smoker, but here is Mr. Food's recipe 

http://www.mrfood.com/Pork/Baked-Green-Ham-656#


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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 8:04pm

OH, about the eggs.  I have not colored eggs in over a decade.  My kids are in their 30's and I don't eat eggs.  Tongue Out

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 8:50am

What do you make for Easter Dinner?   We usually grill and have burgers and dogs.   This year my mom and I will be taking the kids to Ft. Myers, FL for spring break.   Easter fish?

Do you color eggs the night before?   If we dye them it's about a week before.   I loathe hard boiled eggs.   But dressed eggs went well with our cookout dinner theme.   This year I bet we skip them.

Or do any other decorating for Eastertime?  Not a thing.

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:49pm

It looks like I will be having Easter dinner out!  Out of town!  Hmmm...I wonder what will be on the menu? 

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Registered: 03-22-2000
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 6:52pm

Karen, Funny you had me rolling.

We will be having a big dinner about a week earler, my daugher and granddaughter will be here, its been almost 5 years.  Also my adopted son will be here around that time and it will be the fist time Raven will get to meet Todd her half brother.  We are all looking forward to it.

PattyK

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Registered: 01-25-2000
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 11:59pm

Well, I haven't the faintest idea what I will do.  Most likely go over to my moms as no one can come to my little house any more for meals.   I have a small house and too many dogs that are in the house.  Although after the initial barking and settling down they stay out of the way as I won't tolerate a dog that does not have good manners in the house.  So I train them to have good manners.  As it always bothers me when I go to someones house and their dog jumps up or stands there and drools and begs if we are eating.   And it does bother me when they feed their animals from the table while they are eating.   It's there business I guess that is what they do, but I don't appreciate it when I am there eating as well. although I try to be as polite as I can. And I will not feed their dogs from my plate.
Darn, now how did I get on that soapbox?  Oh yeah, I remember.  hahahahaha 

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 5:27pm

Normally I'll make a ham with scalloped potatoes and rolls, with the possiblity of another side dish.  It's usually just us so I don't like to make a ton of food.  I'll also make deviled eggs just to use some of them up.  This year might change though!  Last weekened I made a bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, that I had used an Applewood rub on, and it was so delicious that my youngest asked if we could have it for Easter!  I haven't decided yet, but will be making that tenderloin again, it even tasted good in a wrap for lunch the next day. 

We usually decorate eggs on Good Friday or Saturday. 

I don't decorate much, my MIL has sent me some cutesy stuff but it's not really my style.  It all depends on if the kids see it and want it out!

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