Here are a few interesting statistics about Easter.
What do families plan to do on Easter Sunday?
Easter Brunch Menu
Easter Brunch Menu
- Baked Ham
- (followed heating directions on packaging)
- Pineapple Ham Glaze
- Quiche Lorraine
- Pineapple Bunny Fruit Tray
- Roasted Asparagus
- Pastel Colored Deviled Eggs
- Bread Tray of
- Snowflake Dinner Rolls
- Irish Soda Bread (frozen from St Patrick’s day)
- Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
There are elements of this meal that can be prepared ahead so Easter morning is more relaxed. If you visit here very often, you know I love to freeze the baked goods I make so they stay fresh and have their just-baked flavor when thawed. The snowflake dinner rolls and chunk chocolate banana bread work perfectly here.
Since we have lots of little ones in our family, I cut the Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread into smaller slices. It drives me nuts when clearing the kids plates to see large amounts of food being wasted!
The Banana bread is on the top of the tray, the Irish Soda Bread in the middle and the mini-sized snowflake rolls on the bottom. When shaping the rolls, I made small ones because the kids feel gypped if they get a roll that was cut in half.
To reheat, cover quiche with aluminum foil and bake in an oven heated to 325 degrees for about 15 minutes. Click HERE for both the snowflake rolls and the quiche recipes shown in the photos above.
A little whimsy added to the buffet brought smiles to everyone’s face though there was little hesitancy to pluck off and eat the bunny’s blueberry eyes. Oh, those boys! It was cute while it lasted and easy to assemble. I followed a photo found on pinterest
I love how pineapple compliments ham and this sweet sauce/glaze is delicious. Five minutes to make and it is done. Click HERE for the recipe.
The Roasted/Baked asparagus is another quick side. Just 12 minutes in the oven.
Baked Asparagus with Balsamic and Butter
recipe source: Allrecipes
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
- cooking spray
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- 2. Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet. Coat with cooking spray, and season with salt and pepper.
- 3. Bake asparagus 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender.
- 4. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Pour over the baked asparagus to serve.
You can find my post to make these crosses by clicking this LINK
The white layer cake is from a mix and frosted using this recipe:
- 1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
- 4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- pinch salt
- 3-4 tablespoons milk or half-and-half
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