Easter Food Ideas: What Are You Fixin’ to Cook for Easter Dinner?
What are we eating for Easter Dinner this year because I'm coming over to your house to fix me a plate! But first, I've gotta have my Easter Brunch.
My Easter Brunch plans got started last week, when my friend Tee sent me a text asking what my daughter, Willow, and I were doing for Easter. They know that we don't have any family living out in these parts (we do have kinfolk close by if you consider Muskogee, Oklahoma close by). Tee has two kids close to Willow's age and they get along great, so she wanted to have us over for Easter company.
I hadn't really thought about what we were going to do for Easter Brunch at that point because PRE-COVID we always went over to my friend's house for brunch, we'll call her "Sheila". POST-COVID, Sheila doesn't like to have anyone in her house, lest we bring in that fresh potentially COVID-tainted air. Sheila can throw down on some Easter ham and spinach quiche. I have always been too lazy to bake a ham and I would probably burn up the quiche. I got spoiled years ago when a different friend had invited me over for Easter dinner and had ordered Honeybaked Ham. If I were to order one this year, I'd have to drive all the way to Mesquite or Shreveport (although I have heard that you can get one shipped to your house but it's much too late to order for Easter now).
After Tee wondered what Willow and I were going to eat for Easter Brunch, before I could say "I'm planning on staying at home and watching Flea Market Flip in my jammies!", she told me what she was cooking for her large family of 9.
- Tortellini Salad
- Baked Mac n Cheese
- Dinner Rolls
- Deviled Eggs
- Green Beans
- Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce
- Oreo Cookie Dessert
- Coconut Cake
- And her husband is baking the HAM!
I replied back, "Your menu is a dream. I will bring the mimosas and the Bellinis!"
We are going to let the kids hunt for Easter eggs in their backyard while the grownups hang out and shoot the you-know-what. It sounds like it's going to be a glorious pandemic Easter 2021!
Now, as I said at the beginning, what are YOU making for Easter dinner because as you can see, my Easter BRUNCH is already covered at Tee's house! ;-)
If you don't want to cook and are looking for a local place serving Easter Brunch, try The Grove in Tyler, but you might want to call first and see if they have any space left for reservations!
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