Easter Sunday traditions vary from family to family. For many, the day includes a family meal, but the time of the meal may vary depending on other Easter traditions. For some families, breakfast or brunch works the best with their schedule, while others prefer a big Sunday dinner.
When I was growing up, Easter Sunday always included my mother wearing a big purple orchid, the usual church service and a big family dinner. In later years, we sometimes ate out so my mother could enjoy dinner as she usually cooked for the entire family. I can still picture one Easter dinner with us all gathered around the dining table covered in a pink linen tablecloth set with mother’s best china and silver. That year the dogwoods were in perfect bloom. My mother cut a few branches and artfully arranged them as a centerpiece. It was simply beautiful!
The entrée for this meal was a baked ham with our favorite green beans, creamed corn, deviled eggs and gelatin salad. For this occasion, she often made soft, slightly sweet homemade yeast rolls. And of course a wonderful coconut cake.
No matter the time of day, meal planning can be tailored to fit your schedule. Ham, deviled eggs and a wide variety of side dishes work well for brunch or a mid-day dinner. For brunch, the side dishes might include grits like this delicious Garlic Cheese Grits Casserole recipe and for lunch, a corn pudding is nice. If you need a gluten-free recipe, Gluten Free* Cheesy Corn Pudding is the perfect choice.
*Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.