Easter Sunday dinner

When I was a kid, the traditional dinner was baked ham with scalloped potatoes, and a green vegetable; let’s not forget the deviled eggs! Mom would probably bake a cake, even though we had lots of candy to eat.

Things changed over the years. Ham was never my favorite, even though I have prepared ham for Easter many times.

One of my favorite stories about Easter is the first time I made leg of lamb. I was visiting at my daughter’s home, and I was the one cooking the lamb. I  made it my now favorite way with lots of garlic, fresh rosemary and lemon juice. But we had a problem.

My grandson was about three years old, and his favorite toy – from which he was never separated – was a stuffed lamb that he got from his aunt Laura. Like many children that age, Lambie was his love, along with his favorite “blankie”.

Look at that face!

This grandson later became a vegetarian, but was not at the age of three. Nevertheless, we felt that we couldn’t tell him that we were eating a “lambie” for dinner, so we told him that we were having roast beast. It was delicious, by the way. If I remember correctly, we also served mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus, and my daughter made a lemon meringue pie for dessert.

Whatever we choose to cook to celebrate this most significant of Christian celebrations, the important thing is that it IS a celebration. This Sunday we mark the day that Christ rose from the dead after giving His life to save us from our sins. We celebrate that life is eternal because of His sacrifice.

I’m not sure what I’m having this Easter. I suspect it will be leftover pork and sauerkraut, with asparagus as the green vegetable, and maybe some sweet potato. What are you preparing for this most important of Christian holidays?

John 3

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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7 Responses to Easter Sunday dinner

  1. Menagerie says:

    We are having ham and smoked turkey breast. I wanted to do lamb, but someone wanted dressing and so wanted chicken. I only could find a turkey breast without going to more stores, which is not happening.

    I always love your recipe for lamb, and I’ve been wanting to try it on the smoker.

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  2. weather257 says:

    My mother made a roast every weekend and rotated between pork, lamb, beef and ham. I don’t know how, but she always had leftovers the day after – even with 4 kids! She made a killer ham and let us help by pushing the cloves in between the cross-hatched fat; ham was always servied with canned pineapple slices. I loved the marrow bone!!
    Actually, most of her roast dinnters were perfect; beef was always accompanied by yorkshire pudding, and the lamb had roast potatos and peas.
    This easter, we’ll have either spaghetti or an IP roast of some sort.
    Enjoy, all!!!

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  3. resolute says:

    Turkey and roast beef covered the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. As for Easter, ham was always the order of the day. There’s sure to be some some small chocolate bunnies for the kids, but for the adults at Easter the treat was an angel food cake, and don’t forget the most important part; snow pudding with custard sauce.

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  4. czarina33 says:

    Around here, people have outdoor crawfish and seafood boils with family and friends. Crabs, shrimp, crawfish (currently in high season), red potatoes, corn, onions, mushrooms and anything else they want to put in the highly seasoned water, then spread out on newspaper on tables for community dining.

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