Easter: The Hunt, the Food and the Simple Decor
Friends and family will be coming over for Easter dinner this Sunday, and chances are, you still have some planning to do. You have to decide what to cook and also have some activities ready for the kids. The most important activity being the Easter egg hunt, of course.
While a traditional Easter dinner varies from family to family, we have some all-time-favorite recipes that will not only please your family, but also the others who you’ve welcomed into your home.
Moore’s Sweet Ham Bake
is a must-have for Easter dinner. Try making Moore’s Baked Beans
, or Moore’s Vegetable Marinade
as complimentary sides.
Moore’s Sweet Ham Bake
1/4 cup Moore's Original Marinade
2 lb fully cooked boneless ham
1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
1/2 cup Maraschino cherries, cut into halves
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ginger chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp coriander
Mix all ingredients except ham.
Place ham and mixture in cooking bag.
Marinade for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Place ham in roasting or baking dish, reserving ½ of the marinade.
Roast the ham at a 325° oven for 1½ hours, brushing every half hour with extra marinade.
As important as Easter dinner is, an Easter egg hunt is just as essential. Here’s a step-by-step on how to quickly put together an Easter egg hunt:
Buy plastic eggs and candy from your local store, and fill the plastic eggs with the candy
Hide the eggs around the yard, in the garden, or even in the house. Just be sure to take into account the age group that’ll be hunting down the eggs. If it’s toddlers who’ll be on the search, it’s not really fair to hide an egg in the tree top.
If your memory isn’t the best, you may want to write down where these eggs are hidden. Also make sure you have enough hidden so that each hunter has the chance to find some.
Once you’re happy with the secret hiding places, let the kids begin their hunt!
Last but not least, don’t forget to add a little décor to reflect the holiday. Believe it or not, this can actually be the easiest part of getting ready for your Easter gathering. You can give your home a holiday feel by picking some flowers outside to set around the house. It’s crazy how the simple addition of colorful flowers can warm a house up like nothing else. Dyed Easter eggs, colorful plastic eggs, or even candy can also be used for decoration. (Link to Easter Pinterest Board)
It’s not a bad idea to get the majority of the food prepared and the egg hunt ready before your guests arrive. That way you can spend the day enjoying the company of others and celebrating the holiday; not being tied up in the house.