Welcome to Friday’s Everything Easter Egg-stravaganza edition. Today our topic is Easter Menu’s along with the perfect Easter giveaway.
Do you have/serve Easter Dinner or Easter Brunch? In our home we have always celebrated Easter with a Big festive dinner including the traditional Ham, Green beans, Mashed potatoes, some sort of Jell-o, Butter flake rolls, Green salad and typically Strawberry shortcake for desert.
This year I’m looking for a few new recipes to give my Easter dinner a bit of a makeover. So, I’ve begun my recipe search.
First I asked our Facebook moms what YUMMY menus they have planned for the upcoming Easter day:
Next I began my Google search of new recipes and here are a few I found:
I wanted to add Asparagus this year so I found a SIMPLE recipe at the CALIFORNIA ASPARAGUS COMMISSION web site. http://www.calasparagus.com
Baked Asparagus with Parmesan CheeseBy: California Asparagus Commission
1 lb asparagus 1 Tbl olive oil 2 ½ Tbl grated parmesan cheese 1 ½ Tbl soft white bread crumbs 2 tsp margarine
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Toss asparagus spears in 1-2 tsp olive oil and arrange in baking pan .
Sprinkle with cheese and bread crumbs. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.
Bake uncovered until asparagus is just tender, about 15 minutes. Serves 4
Next I wanted t a new Garlic Mashed potato recipes so I found one over at about.com
Mashed potatoes with garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese, along with low fat milk and seasonings.The Parmesan cheese would be a new ingredient I have not tried in garlic mashed potatoes.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Place potatoes and garlic in a saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes; drain. Place drained potatoes and garlic in a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients; beat with mixer until smooth. Serves 6 to 8.
Then I wanted to find a new raspberry desert. I found this SIMPLE frozen one over at www.cooks.com.
What new recieps are you serving this Easter?
Easter is the perfect time of year to give your child a new Bible or Bible story book. I recently reviewed The Classic Bible Storybook, which brought back great memories form my own childhood and my fist Bible that my Mom gave to me. The art work from my first Bible was used once again in this new "Classic Bible Storybook" How I love nostalgic things.
This book is hot of the press as it was Just released from Tyndale Kids The " Classic Bible Storybook" by Kenneth N. Taylor. A nostalgic collection of more than 120 Bible stories and art taken from Taylor's Bible Story Book and The Living Bible Story Book. Not only does Classic Bible Storybook present the truths of the Bible in language that is understandable to kids, it will also generate fond memories for parents and grandparents who remember the popular Hook art and the stories written by Ken Taylor. The stories sound like they are being told by a kind grandfather to his grandchildren. Each story has 3 or 4 comprehension questions to help children's understanding of Biblical concepts. Reading/hearing these stories will help young ones love stories of the Bible and may help adults fall in love again with God's Word.
24/7 MOMS and Tyndale Kids are giving away one Classic Bible Storybook by Kenneth N. Taylor. To enter for your chance to win, enter your name and email address in the box below you will be signed up for today's giveaway as well as be added to the 24/7 MOMS E-list (if you are not already a 24/7 MOMS subscriber).