(L)Oven Monday – Easter Dinner 2017 Recap

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If you’ve been reading my blog more than a week, you know how I treasure Sunday dinner.  It makes my heart sooo happy! But how does Sunday dinner get even better?  It’s when Sunday dinner is Easter Sunday dinner.  On top of good food, there’s the blessing of remembering Christ’s resurrection from the dead and celebrating that truth that He lives!

So, yesterday, we did indeed have a big Sunday meal, but we started with a wonderful church service where Christ was exalted! We sang of His resurrection and heard God’s truth about how to be sure you can have eternal life!  Then we came home for dinner and included our daughter and son-in-law and a couple of other special people.  We also incorporated a few family traditions, which brings memories and makes memories.  It was a great day!

Here’s the menu:

 Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Ruth’s Chris’ Sweet Potato Casserole
Tarragon Asparagus – New recipe
Deviled Eggs
Caesar Salad in Parmesan Bowls
Bunny-Shaped Breadsticks – New recipe
Coconut Cake with Lemon Filling

Let me roll the pictures so you can have a peek into our day and see that I also incorporated all the principles I’ve recently shared about Sunday dinner!

I worked early in the week and got the Coconut Cake baked and layers put in the freezer.  Then at the end of the week, I made the lemon curd and the icing.  It simplifies the process so much!  By Saturday night here’s what was already prepped:

The cake, the rolls, the Sweet potato Casserole, Deviled eggs, and the salad ingredients were totally ready. The table was all set, too.  I also had the roasting pan for the ham set out and ready to bake the main entree.

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When I got home from church it only required to put the finishing touches on everything and bake the casserole.

Here’s how things turned out on Sunday~

Caesar Salad in Parmesan Cups –

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Sweet Potato Casserole – The best in my book!

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Terragon Asparagus – This was new, and it was pretty good.  My asparagus wasn’t as fresh as I’ve ever gotten, so I’m going to try this again before giving it a final verdict!

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Bunny Breadsticks – Another new recipe.  These were fantastic on Saturday when I made them, but they don’t really do well the next day.  Sooo, I won’t make these for Sunday any more, but I sure will use this recipe for other days when I have time to make them for that day.  They were delicious right out of the oven!!  And how cute are they???? They can be baked into regular bread sticks if you want to make them other times of the year!

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Coconut Cake

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One tradition that we’ve had for years is Easter sunrise service outside at home.  That was a challenge (and very cold) when we lived in Indiana, but we would don our coats and head to the tree house where we would have our own Sunrise service!  Then we would come inside and have Cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs.  Now that it’s just my husband and me, we simply eat breakfast on the patio and read Scripture together.  It’s usually warm enough that we don’t shiver, thank the Lord!  Here’s what we had yesterday:

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We had Fresh farm eggs, Prosciutto, Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Fresh fruit and Coffee.
It was a great way to start Easter Sunday!  This is a reminder that traditions aren’t just for when your kids are at home.  Keep those traditions going even when they’re gone.  It will continue to build strong home ties, and will also give your grown kids the security of knowing that you’re still making the most of your marriage!

So, another Easter dinner is in the (memory) books, and I’ll have to say, it’s a memorable chapter!  I thank the Lord for the blessing of celebrating our Savior’s life and getting to do it at church AND at home around the Sunday dinner table.

Did you have Easter dinner?  Did you cook?  What made it special for your family?

With love from my country kitchen,

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10 thoughts on “(L)Oven Monday – Easter Dinner 2017 Recap”

  1. Thank you, Sweetheart, for all you do to plan, prepare and present an awesome Sunday dinner that indeed makes memories! You are one special lady! What a blessing to be married to you and to serve with you. Looking at 36 years in couple of months!

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  2. What a lovely meal!! Everything looks amazing. To add to what you said, I think it’s also important to make these special meals for the right reasons. When you do them just because you enjoy it, it doesn’t matter who is there to celebrate and nobody feels guilty for “not coming home for Easter.” I’m so glad you and Dad enjoy those things even without us (and I’m happy for you to have the sunrise part without me LOL). We had a really nice meal at home yesterday, just the two of us!

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    1. Good point, Whitney! I would do this if it was just the two of us (only less food!). Any and all are welcome to join, but we never expect it.
      And you know, we should have taken our late night pizzas outside, too, so you wouldn’t have wanted to partake! 😉

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  3. Denise, it looks lovely. I’m just catching up on my favorite blogs – my dad died unexpectedly on Easter Sunday. He knew the Lord and we know he is with Him, which makes Jesus’ victory over sin & death meaningful in a whole different way this Easter. Even though I don’t know you in person, I would greatly appreciate prayer, especially for my mom. Thank you.

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    1. Jenny, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s recent death. I can’t imagine the loss your family is experiencing. I will add your names to my journal, and I’m stopping to pray for you both right now! What your dad must be experiencing today in heaven! We’ll join him soon, and won’t that be a grand reunion?! In the meantime, I’m praying God’s Word and presence will comfort you. John 14:27

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