Could use a little Help RE: Easter dinner

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by kaylajr, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. kaylajr

    kaylajr <font color=red>Ultimate WPASADI Co-Winner<br><fon Moderator

    Jan 5, 2003
    Okay as some of you know I really am not much of a cook :blush:

    Well since the great family inlaw split here ( that is a whole different story :rolleyes: )
    one SIL and I have split the Holidays dinners for her family and mine
    I had Christmas but DH was here and did most of that

    So I have Easter dinner to make and have no clue
    what to make

    so here is my question

    What is on your Easter dinner menu?????
    just looking for some ideas

  2. inky dinky doo

    inky dinky doo <font color=FF6699>I've got the best cure for the

    Aug 18, 1999
    We always have ham. We always have deviled eggs. And, we always have Mandarin Orange Cake and Ho Ho Cake. The other sides and desserts vary. This year I plan to make potatoes au gratin, a broccoli and cauliflower casserole, green beans, spinach/strawberry/walnut salad, cranberry/raspberry Jell-O, a big relish tray, a cheesecake, and lemon meringue pie.

    Can't wait to see what others having! I'm always looking for new ideas.


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  4. kaylajr

    kaylajr <font color=red>Ultimate WPASADI Co-Winner<br><fon Moderator

    Jan 5, 2003
    I was thinking Ham but DH said maybe corned beef?? :confused3 :confused3 :confused3

    I KNOW i will have some kind of potato
  5. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

    Feb 22, 2001
    Well, we're not having a big family dinner this year (my Mom isn't up to it - just dessert) but in the past we've had:

    ham (can't imagine corned beef actually & ham is really easy!!)

    potatoes: candied yams, sweet potato casserole mashed, scalloped potatoes or baked white & sweet potatoes (serve the sweet with cinnamon sugar - yum!)

    2 types of veggies: green bean casserole, corn pudding (like a custard-type thing, but not sweet - easy), broccoli salad (with raisins/craisins, mayo etc), carrots cooked with ginger, endive with bacon dressing, other "plain" veggies

    rolls, relish tray (carrots, celery, radishes, etc), spiced apples (those red rings, you know?), Jello salad (usually the green one with cream cheese & pineapple)

    dessert varies from pie (favorite of the person bringing it) to cheesecake to ???
  6. we3disneygo

    we3disneygo DIS Veteran

    Mar 24, 2004
    :cool1: we host Easter at our house, since we go to church in the am, my step dad cooks the ham..... :smooth: we have greenbean casserole, mashed potato, au gratin potato, 7 layer salad, relish tray, deveiled eggs, rolls, usually dd12 and I will make dessert, a cake of some sort, bunny shape, basket shape. sometimes we order a birthday cake for my mom her birthday is the day after Easter this year. :banana: hope this helps.
  7. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2004
    There's another thread on here about what everyone is having/bringing for Easter Dinner that should give you some different ideas.
    In our family we ALWAYS have ham....never varies. Then someone will bring hashbrown casserole, (or some form of potato), usually brocalli casserole, green beans or green bean casserole, fried corn, a relish tray, several different salads and if I can I'll bring fried sweet potatoes. Desserts are all over the board w/WAY more than we need!! :)
  8. Honeybehr1

    Honeybehr1 Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>Hey I was a newlywe

    May 30, 2005
    We always have the same thing. Ham, rice, corn or peas, biscuits, pickles, olives, applesauce. I think that covers it. lol
  9. SalandJeff

    SalandJeff Disney Addict x 3

    Jul 31, 2000
    This year we're having....reservations! For a wonderful brunch near us.

    But in the past, ham and lasagna (for the vegetarians), salad, potatoes (mashed or scalloped), squash casserole, and assorted other veggies. I am not much of a cook, but you can't go wrong with a ham. It is so easy. If you have a Costco near you and belong, their spiral ham is the best.
  10. MImom

    MImom Mouseketeer

    Sep 8, 2004
    My family must be in the minority here, but we have turkey and the works.
    Lucky for me my MIL doesn't like ham either, so she fixes a turkey feast.
    We have a brunch (bacon, eggs, muffins, fruit...) after our Easter Egg Hunt, then have a big turkey dinner in the afternoon. Ham is traditional, but we are not traditionalists ;) So, I say make what you and your family want and enjoy. Corned beef sounds good to me.
  11. Chris and Pooh

    Chris and Pooh Ukchrisuk

    Mar 20, 2006
    Quite a few Brits have turkey though no where near the amount at Xmas.

    We will be having roast turkey with cranberry sauce, roast potatoes, mashed potato, brocolli, peas carrots sweetcorn and gravy, cant wait
  12. MeanLaureen

    MeanLaureen <font color=purple>Slam Dancer Extraordinaire<br><

    Apr 29, 2001
    Okay Inky.. I just have to ask. What is a Ho Ho cake?
  13. party of 3

    party of 3 <font color=royalblue>i can't believe that i will

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  14. MommyBoo!

    MommyBoo! Disney Mom

    May 3, 2004
    We are having ham, polish sausage, dumplings, corn, bread, hard boiled eggs and a few more sides. Dessert is a pie and a birthday cake. DD is turning 9 and we will celebrate with my side on Easter as there seem to be many scheduling conflicts this year.

    Is a hoho cake the choclate cake roll with ice cream?
  15. inky dinky doo

    inky dinky doo <font color=FF6699>I've got the best cure for the

    Aug 18, 1999
    Oops! Sorry guys! I've been down with bronchitis and walking pneumonia, so I haven't been on here as often and missed your question.

    Anyway, Ho Ho Cake is just my name for one of the richest, moistest (is that a word) chocolate cakes you'll ever taste, stuffed with a fluffy, white cream and topped with luscious chocolate icing. Here you go . . .

    Ho Ho Cake

    1 3/4 c. flour
    2 c. sugar
    3/4 c. cocoa
    1 1/2 t. baking soda
    1 1/2 t. baking powder
    1 t. salt
    2 eggs
    1 c. milk
    1/2 c. oil
    2 t. vanilla
    1 c. water, boiling

    Sift together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Combine dry and liquid ingredients and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes. Mix in boiling water. Bake in a greased and floured oblong pan at 350 for 30 minutes (or be sure to test for doneness).


    Mix well and cook 'til thick 4 T. flour and 1 c. milk. Cool. Cream together 1 stick softened margarine, 1/2 c. Crisco, 1 c. sugar, and 1 t. vanilla. Beat cooled flour mixture with mixer 'til creamy. Add to margarine mixture and beat 'til it looks like whipped cream (takes a while).

    Use decorator tip (or cone made out of freezer paper) to force filling into cake. (Stick the tip right down into the top of the cake and squeeze the filling in. You'll do this all over the cake.) Cake will plump up and sometimes split, but frosting will cover.


    1 lb. confectioner's sugar
    4 heaping T. Cocoa
    3/4 c. Crisco

    Heat some milk to almost boiling. Add to other ingredients slowly till it's the right consistency for spreading. *Note: You could use a boxed chocolate cake mix, but the homemade version is much, much better!!

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