Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

What's a staple Easter side dish?

So I'm hosting Easter dinner this year for the first time (ahhh!!!) And I'd like to know what do you expect at Easter dinner? I'm serving a ham and lemon cupcakes for dessert. LOL. Thats all I know! Thanks!!!

Answer Question

Asked by Sarahbeth7 at 7:01 AM on Mar. 28, 2011 in Holidays

Level 15 (2,164 Credits)
Answers (14)
  • Mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans/casserole,candied yams.

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 7:06 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • For our family, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are all the same foods, the only thing that changes is the desserts. Thanksgiving is sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie, Christmas is rich cakes like chocolate and apple and Easter is more fruity or lighter type cakes like coconut and cheesecake, sometimes dirt cake or a fruit cobbler. Sometimes Key Lime pie. There's no right or wrong, cook whatever you know ppl will like. You can always ask for their preferences.


    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 7:14 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • scalloped potatoes

    Answer by elizabr at 7:44 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Oh yes the Yams with brown sugar n butter sauce with marshmallows on top. I didnt get them for the last two Holidays so I must have them for Easter Do you put brown sugar n pineapple rings on the ham........yummy

    Answer by god4gives at 7:46 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Oh and a good green salad with a few choices of dressing. Lots of tomato and alad veggies in it to. OR a nice veggie tray with dill dip.

    Answer by god4gives at 7:51 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Mashed Potatoes or Potato salad, fresh salad, fresh fruit cut up like a fruit salad, dinner rolls, gravy, and I usually make two meats so people can choose. I will make a ham & maybe a London Broil.

    Answer by gemgem at 7:52 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Potatoe Salad with Multi Colored chopped eggs in it :)
    The Eggs are Multi Colored, because they come from the easter baskets or easter egg hunts (dyed eggs). Its festive ! :)

    Answer by Wish2Be at 8:01 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • My grandmother always had ham and scalloped potatoes. I host Easter now with both families (could be anywhere from 20-30 people). Last year, I did ham, turkey, beef tenderloin, 2 types of potatoes and rice. Then I did green bean casserole, corn, broccoli. My sister in laws did fried cauliflower, fruit salad and appetizers. Then dessert was overloaded because people ended up bringing a lot which I didn't know about. What I remember was lots of cupcakes, chocolate cake, carrot cupcakes, and tarts of some kind. I also made homemade rolls for dinner too. Believe it or not, there wasn't as many leftovers as you would think except the desserts. I get to do it all over again this year, but I haven't made my menu yet.

    Answer by KateBelle at 8:06 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Green beans, cucumber salad, and potaotes to go with the ham.

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 8:22 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Thanks everyone! I was thinking Thanksgivigish type food but I definitely wanted to go more Spring-y. Wish2be...I LOOVE the multicolored idea! Too cute.
    I'm thinking scalloped potatoes, yams, and a fresh green spring salad with rolls. Something pretty basic :)

    Comment by Sarahbeth7 (original poster) at 10:42 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.