Easter is a special time of year for both religious and non-religious families. It’s a reason to get everyone around the dinner table and enjoy a meal that doesn’t take place in front of the TV. But thinking about what to cook can be a difficult task.
This article is going to give you five meal ideas to consider for Easter dinner. They appeal to all tastes so you are sure to find something that’s right for you and your family.
Ham with Apple Raisin Sauce
This recipe sure isn’t a classic, but it’s something you’ll be glad you tried. Ham with apple raisin sauce is both healthy and scrumptious at the same time. What’s really great about this meal is that it’s easy to prepare and doesn’t require you to clean much of anything up.
The magic happens inside the bag. So if you don’t want to devastate the kitchen this coming Easter this is the option for you.
Never-Fail Scalloped Potatoes
Never-Fail scalloped potatoes are bound to take the chill away from any cold day. This isn’t the centerpiece. Think of it as the bridesmaid at a wedding. This is perfect for accompanying a meat dish. They are creamy and they stick together like glue. Yet at the same time they gently melt in your mouth while delivering the strong taste of onions combined with potatoes.
This is a dish you will surely turn to often.
Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
The average American meal isn’t exactly known for the presence of salad. But you can enjoy a refreshing salad with a twist by breaking out the strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing. The only difficulty with this dish is finding good strawberries at this time of year.
If you are having problems finding them, this salad works perfectly well with mandarins and cranberries. You may even want to combine some fruits and experiment.
Corn pudding is an old classic for the dinner table. It offers a pleasing taste that makes corn pudding a real comfort food. Since the recipe uses packaged corn mix, this is probably one of the easiest dishes you’ll have to prepare.
Feel free to combine this with any number of dishes for extra variation without the extra work.
Broccoli Cheddar Casserole
There’s nothing like incorporating fresh fruit and vegetables all the year round. Broccoli cheddar casserole is a rich side dish that is sure to set your taste buds on fire. It’s filling without that ‘heavy’ feeling that makes people want to sleep.
Plus, you’ll be surprised at how little time it takes to put together. This is crucial when you are trying to make a turkey or any other large piece of meat. You don’t want everything else to drag you down.
There are so many potential meals available for your Easter celebration. Feel free to combine these with your usual traditional Easter delights. With all this in mind, what will you be cooking up in the kitchen for your Easter get together?