View Full Version : What's your favorite Easter food?
03-04-2008, 09:09 AM
What kinds of things do like to eat at Easter? Do you have a favorite Easter dinner or dessert? Tell us about it.
03-18-2008, 07:11 PM
I was delighted when we had a bun-bunny at Easter. It was made at a local bakery, the buns pulled apart easily like dinner rolls, but they were shaped like a bunny and had licorice whiskers and black gum drop eyes and a jelly bean nose.
Younger than that, I remember hot-crossed buns (1 a penny 2 a penny) and an Easter brunch.
In fact, it was at Easter when I experienced my first chocolate fondue one year with nearly every type of fruit from the market. It was delicious.
On Good Friday, we either went to Tex's Seafood (the best in town) or my dad would pick it up and bring it home. I always dipped my fries in my tartar sauce - everyone thought I was weird because it was meant for the fish - I just put lemon and pepper on my fish.
For dinner, it was almost always ham. I'm not a big lover of ham, it's boring to me. I know you can jazz it up with sweet stuff or spice it up, but I never fancied it.
Sometimes we would have Easter dinner at my dad's sister's place with her and the girls.
My sweet husband bought a turkey breast for me to have this Easter and he'll have chicken or a small ham that he can use to make sandwiches later.
My brother's birthday fell on Easter once and my mom dressed up in a yellow bunny suit with a white belly and she made him an adorable bunny cake. I can't remember, but I think the guests had to hunt for their birthday party treasure bags.
And hey, what's Easter without a few movies or animated specials. I haven't seen any for a few years.
I liked going on treasure hunts to find our surprises once I was old enough to read the clues. It was more fun than finding our gift baskets on our places at the dinning room table or on top of our dressers. We received Spring toys along with the usual goodies.
And if by chance Santa neglected to place a Slinky in your stocking at Christmas, the Easter Bunny was sure to leave one for you. Frisbees, jump ropes, hula-hoops, marbles, umbrellas and kites were the types of toys we received the most.
I always preferred the hollow chocolate bunnies to the chocolate egg with the runny creamy yolk inside with my name drizzled in icing. I wasn't a jelly bean fan. I liked white chocolate, sometimes I would get a small solid white bunny.
03-18-2008, 08:59 PM
Great topic commomom..Auntie...I loved your sharing with this.
I have so many favorite easter foods. First I think of the great deviled eggs made with the colored eggs. When I was a kid, I'd sprinkle salt and pepper on the eggs and eat them as is. It was probably the best nutritional treat I had after endulging in all the jellybeans and chocolate bunnies I found in my Easter Basket...Lol.
I love lamb and mint jelly now as an adult but hated this when I was a kid and wouldn't touch the roast lamb my mom made for the family. She also baked a ham and this is what I ate.
I have so many childhood favorite memories but these have changed drastically now in my old age...Lol..
03-19-2008, 01:54 AM
I always loved devilled eggs, too...I think I might make some this weekend!
I don't do the dyeing of eggs anymore, or buy the oodles of chocolate; ususally just a few mini chocolate eggs to put in the candy dish.
I am thinking about what we'll make over the weekend...my DH's family are not big Easter celebrators, so we'll most likely be at home, just the two of us. Which is nice!
03-19-2008, 03:19 AM
I remember running around in the garden (and my parents have a BIG garden) with a basket to look for the goodies the easter bunny left for me..there were little chocolate ladybugs on the branches... chocolate eggs tied with ribbons on the trees.. and there was always a big chocolate bunny hidden somewhere ..and of course little baskets with sugareggs (similar to jelly beans).. and it always took me about an hour to get through the garden... one easter I can remember it was so wet outside that the ground was soaking.. everything hung in zipbloc bags on the trees (with coloured ribbons).. and little holly with her rubber boots and a rubber coat run around getting the goodies..and my parents told me that the easter bunny didnīt want to come inside to hide the goodies there because of his dirty paws..
(donīt laugh... when youīre 5 years old you have a strong believe in polite easter bunnies!! ):c5:
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