Getting ready for Easter includes making and checking off LISTS!
- Deciding where Easter will be celebrated. At whose house will the clan gather? Who doesn’t want to cook?
- What time do you want everyone there? Did you take into consideration that many, many of the faithful attend Church on Easter Sunday?
- Will there be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids? You’ll need time to dye eggs and get the baskets ready the NIGHT BEFORE.
- Easter is a traditional day to dress up, and it continues with different interpretations. What are you going to wear to church and at the meal? Give yourself a couple weeks to get your “Sunday Best” cleaned and pressed.
- Regarding food, what is the main dish going to be? There are so may options: turkey, duck, lamb, goose, ham, Tex-Mex, the list goes on. Make sure you order in advance if you don’t want to cook the main dish.
- As to side dishes, it’s always a great idea and a lot of fun to have everyone bring a side dish. Everyone will do their best to prepare their “assignment”, so all the sides will result in delicious salads, potatoes, sauces, asparagus, peas and carrots, not to mention the desserts!
- Let’s not forget the wine, whether a bold red or refreshing white. For those that abstain there are always non-alcoholic juices.
- Be mindful that certain dietary needs must be observed. Meat has no sugar or gluten by nature, BUT the glazes, stuffing and other additions may be loaded with gluten from the sauces or contain enough sugar to add pounds to everyone before they even hit the dessert.