4 Simple Tips to Create Your Best Easter Meal

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In my early twenties I remember hosting some of my first holiday meals. It was an exciting and fun time, but it was also stressful. The only truly way to learn is through trial and error. You just don’t know anything until you try it. So I dove headfirst into preparing Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving meals. Now, many years later {how did I get so old?!} I have quite a bit of experience. I’m no professional, but with time comes wisdom. Well, at least that’s what I strive for. 

Families have different customs and traditions, but for my family Easter always includes ham. I guess you can call us traditional. I love to serve a yummy Honeybaked Ham with potatoes, asparagus, deviled eggs, and yummy rolls. It’s comfort food Easter style. Based on my traditional Easter preparations here are 4 simple tips to create your best Easter meal. 


1. Prepare a special tablescape the night before! 

I truly dislike being rushed. I work naturally at a quick pace, but when I’m rushed I feel frantic. That’s just note pleasant. I prefer to be organized and have a level of control over the details of things. One of the easiest ways for me to remain calm and organized is to set the table beforehand! 


 I tend to use decorations I have on hand to help create the tablescape. Of course you can purchase special decorations, they make such cute things at various stores. But I don’t really neeeeed anything new for Easter, so I make old new again by setting them with crystal! 


 Spending a little bit of time the night before can make all the difference the next day. Instead of fussing over the food and the table, I can spend my time making sure the dishes are the best! 



2. Make sure the ham is good! 

As I previously mentioned ham is the star of our Easter meal. Ultimately you’d better make sure it’s good. A bad ham can spoil the entire meal. I picked up a delicious, convenient ham from HoneyBaked Ham. It was so easy to heat up and serve. And the taste? So good! What to purchase a HoneyBaked Ham for your Easter meal? Take advantage of this coupon for $5 off any purchase of $50 or more! {Only available for a limited time.}


While I was also at my local HoneyBaked Ham store {Burnsville, MN} I picked up some scalloped potatoes to use as a side dish. The trick to serving items that you’ve purchased frozen is to put them in a pretty dish so no one would suspect they were not homemade. They were so yummy! 



I also served some roasted asparagus. I just covered it in olive oil, black pepper, and salt and roasted them in the oven for around 20 minutes. This Easter meal could be one of the easiest I’ve made yet. 


3. Don’t forget the eggs! 

 A great way to use some of those dyed Easter eggs is to make them into deviled eggs. My family loves these little snackable treats and they are so easy to whip up as a great addition to Easter dinner.


 I mix the egg yolks with a little mayo, mustard, black pepper, and salt. And then add colorful toppings to give the eggs some added flair.


 In this instance I added a little paprika and dried parsley. But other variations include minced chives, chopped black olives, curry, or even hot sauce! 


4. Conquering the pickiest eaters!  

 It’s no secret that everyone has different preferences when it comes to food. And trying please everyone {especially those that are really picky} can be a difficult task. The best way to keep everyone happy is make sure to serve a variety of different foods that please different taste buds.


While the actual Easter dinner is full of savory, salty items such as the ham, potatoes and devil eggs, dessert is an easy time to make sure the sweet tooth in the family is satisfied.

Rather than trying to prepare a cake from scratch {who has time for that?} I picked up this Carrot Cake while purchasing my ham at the HoneyBaked Ham store. This frozen cake just required defrosting overnight and voila it was ready to serve! Carrot cake is such a great springtime dessert! 

 How do you celebrate Easter? Do you serve a ham? Have you tried a HoneyBaked Ham before? I’d love to hear about your traditions and any other holiday tips! 



  1. Looks delicious. I recently made a ham in the crockpot and it was amazing. I love to make swiss sauce cauliflower for Easter brunch.

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