Known as the most significant feast in the liturgical year of Christians, Easter is a special holiday celebrated by many people in different countries to recognize Christ’s resurrection. One of the most common traditions that Christians practice in relation to this celebration is spending the entire day with their loved ones and friends. The celebration will not be complete without the Easter dinner, which is considered as a symbolic way for relatives and friends to celebrate unity and peace. To have a remarkable and memorable holiday, it is important to have ideas about the traditional food offered in this celebration. Below are suggested recipes that people can prepare for Easter dinner.
Foods for the Celebration
What should I serve for Easter dinner? Some of the traditional foods offered at this celebration include slow cooked or smoked ham. It is best to serve ham with side dishes like mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered corn and vegetable salad. If you are a vegetarian, you can serve vegetable casseroles, nuts and Tofurky. For desserts, you can offer mouthwatering, tasty and sumptuous cookies, candies as well as pies. Beverages that are usually served for Easter dinner include homemade lemonade and sweet tea. Dishes can be served with rice, garlic bread, banana bread or corn bread.
Special Recipes for Easter
Honey Baked Ham
The ingredients for this recipe include 10 pounds smoked ham, ½ cup chopped garlic, ½ cup honey, ½ cup orange juice and a pack of light brown sugar. Place the ham in an oven that was preheated to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook ham for an hour. Mix the honey, orange juice and sugar in a bowl. Remove the meat from the oven and pour the mixture over the oven. Add the chopped garlic and return the meat to oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove meat from the oven and let it cool down for 15 minutes. Slice the meat. The dish serves 10 to 12 individuals.
Vegetarians will surely enjoy this dish. You will need three pounds boiled potatoes, four hard boiled eggs, four tablespoons mayonnaise, two tablespoons yellow mustard, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon chopped parsley. Get a large bowl and mash potatoes in the bowl. Chop the eggs and add to the mashed potatoes. Add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and yellow mustard. Mix thoroughly. Transfer the dish in a clean bowl. Cover the bowl and place inside the refrigerator. Let the salad stay in the refrigerator for an hour. Remove the lid of the bowl and transfer the salad in a serving plate. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
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