Planning for Easter

| April 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Shell shocked. That’s how I feel about April starting tomorrow (with the cruel joke of snow too). And Easter is coming too. Oh freakin’ my. Someone asked me today if I am ready for Easter yet. The answer is a big, fat no. I haven’t put a single thought into it at all. But it’s time to start thinking about Easter, and especially my Easter menu.

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Thank goodness for Foodily.You might remember me speaking about Foodily over the past few months. It’s a fantastic, graphic food search engine that launched earlier this year. It’s so fun to type in an ingredient or recipe title and see what comes up. The fact that there are pictures to see, front and center, makes it all the better for me.

So, back to the Easter menu. Using Foodily, I was able to quickly pull together a blueprint for the meal. I want to make a meal that requires little day-of work to prepare, so that was a big focus for me when I was selecting recipes. Honestly, the more that can be done ahead of time, the less stress there is surrounding the meal. With that in mind, I pulled together this menu. The ham cooks itself in the slow cooker, the Creme Brulee French Toast (which is a yearly tradition) is assembled the night before and the eggs can be made in advance too. Then there are fruit kabobs, a salad and traditional Easter bread to round out the meal.

You can see the whole meal I created on the Foodily site. And you can create your own. It’s so easy to create a menu using the site.

So, what are your Easter traditions? I would love to hear about them!

Disclosure: I am a paid brand ambassador for Foodily, however the opinions expressed are my own.

Category: Celebrate, Thoughts

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Kate says:

    My Easter traditions are very sad. We used to color eggs with my niece and nephew, but ever year it gets harder and harder. First they stopped buying supplies, so we started bringing our own. Now my inlaw’s don’t want us doing it because it takes too much time and is messy.

    • Sarah Caron says:

      Aww, Kate, that stinks! I wish there was someone who wanted to color eggs with my kids. The smell of the egg dye turns my stomach, so I resist doing it every year. But I wish they could have the experience — messy or not!

  2. Love your Easter menu! I don’t really do Easter but it’s definitely a good excuse for a big dinner!

  3. I love Foodily; I’m actually one of their contributing food editors…I’m so happy to hear that you love the site. Your blog is fabulous and you’re recipes look delish; I’m really looking forward to reading more.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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