Ideas for a Timeless Easter Brunch

Easter will look quite different for most people this year. There will not be large family gatherings, Easter egg hunts, or large congregations of worship, but that doesn’t mean that Easter can’t be just as special. Whether you are a family of two or nine, an intimate Easter Brunch with thoughtful touches and details can be just the celebration you cherish and remember for a lifetime.

Here are a few ideas for table settings and a meal that will please even the pickiest of eaters. 

If you have you been saving that china or good silver for a special occasion, today is that day! If you just have everyday tableware that is okay too, dress it up with details, or partnering different pieces together to create a unique table setting that will delight.

Have you ever thought using about that family quilt in the cedar chest as a tablecloth? Why not. Many of us have quilts that were lovingly made by friends or family members just sitting in a chest, or on the corner of a couch or chair. Why not bring it to the table as a centerpiece to remind us of the love that each stitch holds and create a conversation as you recall the loved ones that created your special table decoration.

Fresh flowers give a table new life and can be ordered to be delivered to your door in short notice or picked up from your local florist. If you are lucky enough to live in an agricultural area, stop by the local farm stand. Delight in their beauty and remind yourselves of the ones you are helping to support in their purchase.

Your menu can be as simple or as elegant as you desire. Pull out those special family recipes and take pleasure in the process of preparing a meal made with love. Enjoy these tried and true favorites from one of our treasured Bunnies that won’t keep you in the kitchen all day but is sure to bring a smile to your face, and a satisfy more than just your stomach. 


Glady’s Potatoes

  • 2lbs frozen cubed hash browns
  • ½ Cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ Cup chopped onion
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 16 ounces of Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup shredded cheese

Mix it all together and place it in a buttered baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. 


Egg Casserole

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 ½ pounds of link sausage or bulk sausage or bacon or ham or crab  ( veggie version  your favorited roasted veggies  ie tomatoes, cauliflower, mushrooms)
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded cheese
  • 8 slices of bread
  • ¾ teaspoons of dry mustard
  • ¼ salt
Tear up break in 1-inch pieces.  Layer bread, meat, and cheese in a 9 x 13 baking dish.   Beat a dozen eggs in a mixing bowl.  Add milk, mustard, salt, and pepper to beaten eggs.  Pour egg mixture over bread, meat, and cheese in baking dish.  Cover and refrigerate overnight. 
The next day, mix a cup of cream of mushroom soup and a ½ cup milk in a mixing bowl.  Pour over the egg and bread mixture.  Bake at 300 for 1 and ½ hours.


Rhubarb- Strawberry Sauce

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 lb rhubarb, trimmed and thinly sliced or 1 ( 10oz) box frozen sliced rhubarb, thawed
  • ¾ cup of strawberries
In a medium saucepan, combine ½ cup water and both sugars and set over medium-high heat.  Cook, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves. 
Add rhubarb and cook, stirring often, until just tender 5 to 7 minutes.  Add strawberries and cook, stirring often until berries begin to just fall apart about three min.  Let stand to room temperature.  Perfect for the filling in the below recipe, and also geat for a topping on yogurt or ice cream.


Jelly Roll Pancake

  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk whole or low fat
  • 3 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 1 cup of chopped strawberries
Place rack in a center of the oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees.   Pour oil into a 10 x15 jelly roll pan.  Place pan in the middle oven while the oven is pre-heating.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and salt until blended.   Whisk in sugar and flour until smooth.  Whisk in milk. 
Remove pan from oven and tilt in coat evenly with oil.  Pour batter into the hot pan.  Bake 15 min or until puffy and golden. 
Remove from oven and immediately spread with softened cream cheese.  Spread fruit over cream cheese.  Beginning with 10-inch end, roll up like a jelly roll.
Sprinkle with powder sugar and cut into thick slices, serve immediately.

Whether your Easter celebration is simple or elegant, the most important of all is to cherish the time with the ones that you love, take time to reflect on the blessings in your life, and create happy memories that will last a lifetime. 

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