Serving a holiday meal can be a daunting task, for sure. There is just so much to cook and think about. Thankfully, Easter is one of the easiest meals to prepare. These recipes and printables will help you know exactly how to make Easter dinner a success.
Below, you’ll find links to most of the recipes (I’ll share the Slow-cooked Green Beans recipe tomorrow!), with the exception of the mashed potatoes. Because I’m not very good at mashed potatoes. As a matter of fact, we’ve started using pre-packaged potatoes from the refrigerated section of our grocery store. It’s crazy, I know. A few years ago, my mom offered to bring them, and we’ve never looked back (we use Bob Evans brand, in case you’re wondering).
I would encourage you to do whatever prep and cooking possible the day before. The carrots can be cut and even cooked ahead of time, if you want, although I would reheat them in a pan instead of the microwave (the tips tend to burn in the microwave). The green beans also can be cut and cooked ahead of time. Same with the apples.
On the printable grocery list, notice that each food item has a letter beside it to correspond with the menu item it’s used in. That way, it’s easy to know which foods to cross off the list if you are substituting your own favorite dishes.
Finally, take a look at the printable time schedule. This is my secret to preparing any holiday meal. To fill in your own times, print it out and start by writing in your planned meal time at the bottom of the list (beside “Let’s eat!”). Work your way up the list, subtracting the suggested amount of time from your “Let’s eat!” time. While it might not always be exact (depending on how long it takes you to prep, what you’ve started the day before, if you’re running late, etc.), this list will guide you as you decide when to start making each menu item and will help you remember to check the foods that are on the stove.
With the right tools, you can enjoy making a delicious Easter!
Printable Easter Menu:
Printable Grocery List:
Printable Easter Dinner Time Schedule:
Are you making Easter dinner at your house this year? Give us your tips!