Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter Menu Ideas - Large Family Style



This past weekend was a busy one--we are getting ready to host a TON of people at our home for Easter. It is mostly family and my husband has a very large family on his side. The children are so excited and this week is also my husband's birthday and my mother-in-law is coming to stay a few days to celebrate it so we are getting ready for her too!

So we bought a new second fridge from Lowes (they were on sale and we were able to get a Veteran's discount) and since we are a big family any extra space would help with hosting gatherings since our extended family has grown bigger this past year!


This will go down in our basement where our other one used to be. 

By the way, we also got sidetracked this weekend when my older daughter went to get a new phone--she got an Iphone 8s Plus at our local Sprint store and they were having a sale for buy one get one FREE so I ended up upgrading mine as well. She had a choice to get an 7, 8, or Iphone X but we really just loved the 8 plus and I highly recommend it in case you are thinking about which one to get! It was offered for a limited time so it is worth looking into it if you are thinking about upgrading!

Now back to our topic, I wanted to share some Easter menu ideas with you and what we are doing because we have a large family and will make large portions of just about everything.

This year since our crowd is bigger we decided our menu would be this:

MAIN DISH

2 or 3 GLAZED SPRIAL HAMS (in the crockpots, I like to add orange marmalade with brown sugar and honey and top with maraschino cherries and sliced pineapple)



SLOW COOKER POT ROAST - with potatoes, onion, and carrots

And this year we are going to do barbecue because I have a son who begged to do it we will have Italian sausage from Costco  & chicken. I know that seems kind of plain but it will feed a lot of people without having to do cook more meat in the house.

We have also done duck in the crockpot and roasted lamb with garlic in the past before too so don't be afraid to try different things!

THE SIDES

GRAM'S DEVILED EGGS - we buy four dozen so makes it close to 100. My oldest daughter usually makes this one. It is make with bacon and goes likes hotcakes!



TAFFY APPLE SALAD WITH MARSHMALLOWS - we make about 10 pounds of this and sometimes even add snickers to it. We usually use bright colored marshmallows and makes it look so pretty with the pinks and greens.



CARROT RAISIN SALAD - my sister in law brings this every year

CACTUS (NOPALES) - this is definitely something I love that my brother-in-law has made that goes perfectly with all the meat. If you haven't tried it before, you should because it is amazing and good for you!

FRUIT SALAD - a mixture of grapes, blueberries, strawberries and whatever else is in season

MAC & CHEESE

ROLLS

SALAD


DESSERT


3 LAYER SHERBERT TORTE


(pic credit from Taste of Home)

And we ask everyone to bring a side and a dessert so we my sister-in-laws usually make pistachio fluff salad, cake, etc. We usually also have someone bring Mexican or Puerto Rican rice since too!

We usually end up with a ton of food that won't even fit inside the house from everyone bringing something and we have to put some food outside on the deck!

What do you do for Easter?

Please share your menu with us!





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1 comment:

Tammy said...

We don't have a big family, but our menu usually goes: crock pot ham, Mac n cheese, brocolli casserole, creamed corn, potato salad, deviled eggs, rolls, and desserts. Pies, cakes, banana pudding...

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