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.
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.
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.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.