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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

A Simple Easter Dinner Menu

I wanted an easy menu this year for our Easter dinner. So I specifically chose easy-to-make items. As a bonus, I'll be able to prepare over half of this menu on Saturday. My hoped-for result is an easier Easter Sunday.

Here's what we're having:

Easter Dinner Menu

Roast beef and gravy
Glazed carrots, will prep on Saturday
Asparagus-tomato salad, will make on Saturday
Chive-garlic potatoes
Little Smokies
Fresh radishes and celery sticks, will prep on Saturday
Dinner rolls, will make dough on Saturday to bake on Sunday
Honey butter, will make on Saturday
Strawberry-white chocolate mousse, will make on Saturday 
Unsweetened chocolate covered dates, will make on Saturday 

I finished the dining room spring garden decor, using items from the free pile box of faux florals and greenery that I grabbed from the curb in 2018.

Here's the chandelier entwined in the floral garland:

I swagged the boxwood leaf garland and some florals around the doorway to the dining room.

What are you planning for meals on Easter?


  1. It never occurred to me to decorate with garland for Easter. Looks festive. We are not going crazy with food this year because several family members have developed health issues that now require more careful foods they eat. High blood pressure and a scary hospital stay. So, I'm going to do a meatloaf instead of ham. Meatloaf that is filled with veggies, mashed potatoes without any extras, green beans but no green bean casserole, a lemon dessert with sugar free pudding, light whipped cream, no rolls. It will still be good and tasty but with limited salt and I'll be reading labels on everything I use in the foods I make.
    I hope everyone has a nice weekend as we move into Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

    1. Hi Alice,
      Your menu sounds delicious to me. I'm glad that you found several very tasty foods to prepare that fit everyone's needs.
      Have a lovely Easter weekend with your family, Alice.

  2. Both of your menus sound yummy, Lili and Alice. We're also dealing with some health stuff here, so will keep things simpler. We got a ham super-cheap, and our main side will be home-made baked macaroni and cheese (with multiple cheeses). I'm also planning quinoa salad with lots of veggies, DH bought a pineapple, and if I have a burst of energy, I'll make cherry cobbler. The chocolate eaters in the house have some sale ice cream, if I don't. Have a blessed weekend, everybody. Sara

    1. Hi Sara,
      That all sounds yummy! My family would devour the macaroni and cheese. I actually considered making some for Easter this year. As it turns out, I have potatoes to use up, so I went with that for a starchy side in place of macaroni and cheese. I hope you have buckets of energy this weekend and can cook to your heart's content.
      wishing you and your family a lovely Easter weekend, Sara.

  3. Sounds like a good, well planned menu. Last weekend, my husband got together with his family for their "Easter" dinner. I had to work, so I couldn't go. Then I thought maybe I would invite my sisters over on Easter for a low key lunch. Well, now we have 13 people coming. The menu so far is ham, scalloped potatoes, spinach squares, pineapple casserole, green salad, bunny cake, and apple pie. We still have appetizers and another side dish to figure out. If I have time, I will make some deviled eggs. Luckily, I won't be cooking all of the food because others are bringing some of the dishes. However, we will not be decorated an nicely as you. The plan now is for flowered table cloths and daffodils from the yard.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      This is beginning to sound like last Thanksgiving dinner. (Wasn't it Thanksgiving that you hosted a large group? And did so successfully.) How do you make spinach squares? I have some frozen spinach that I want to use soon. I think a flowered tablecloth and fresh daffodils sound absolutely lovely.
      Have a wonderful Easter weekend with you extended family, Live and Learn.

  4. Spinach squares are a cheese (lots of cheese) and egg dish that you cut into squares to serve. They can be served with the meal or as appetizers and be handheld. We have a vegetarian coming, so this will be a good protein filler for her.

    1. Thank you for the details, Live and Learn. Those definitely sound do-able.

  5. Your decor is lovely and the menu sounds delicious (as always!). Guess I'm the odd one out as I'm headed backpacking leaving Sunday so will not be preparing any sort of special meal. My family has chili down to make that day. However, I am making a roast chicken dinner this evening (Friday) and our married daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter will be joining us for that. College kid can't make it, though, and the 17 yo daughter has to work. So only 3 of the kids home for that.


    1. Hi Cat,
      Have a good time with your family this evening. So fun your granddaughter will be there, too. And enjoy your backpacking trip!


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