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Offline frankiehunter

Traditional easter meals
« on: April 19, 2011, 07:17:55 PM »
Hey guys!

I'm invited to my familiy's Easter brunch, and I want to bring something special!
Are there any traditional easter meals from your country which I can copy?
I really want to surprise them!

Any ideas/suggestions?  :)
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Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 08:48:09 PM »
At my house we always have pasta and WAY too much Easter candy, but I don't think that's exactly what you were looking for. :)

Offline Minesril

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 05:04:27 PM »
I'm cooking roast chicken & trimmings for my parents & my brother.  Followed by cherry pie, and much later, easter eggs.  So, pretty much British.

Offline missoularedhead

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 05:05:16 PM »
My family, until this year, was frighteningly traditional: ham (although I've never understood that one, despite knowing the history of it), glazed carrots, duchess potatoes, and a salad of baby greens.  Dessert was always something with peaches.

Glazed carrots are easy: take carrots, cook to your liking, and then glaze with a mixture of brown sugar & butter.
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Offline darkshiara

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 05:50:48 AM »
My favorite meat for Easter is prime rib.  Traditionally, we always had turkey and ham.  Thanksgiving and Christmas were the huge traditional holidays in my fam though.
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Offline TsarevichRaven

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 02:40:31 PM »
I'm not Christian (Shinto Wiccan, actually, though in practise, primarilly Wiccan) and since originally 'Easter' was a Pagan holiday, I tend to merely conduct the necessaries and use it as an excuse to buy chocolate eggs.

However this year, entiely due to the timely arrival of clubcard vouchers, we're having a hunk of lamb far too big for my brother and myself. We're having honey glazed lamb, with sweet potato mash, and roasted Jerusalem artichokes. Probabably some green beans, too. That meal will feed me for the whole day, mind.

I think--I could be wrong--that most other religions don't have a matching holiday to Easter, and therefore don't treat it specially. Given the reference to ham above, it does make me wonder what Jews traditionally eat...that's if they even have a counterpart to Easter. I honestly don't know!   :D I don't know a lot of details regarding monotheistic religions! Haha.

Pagans would traditionally eat lamb, as it's a symbol of what the festival was all about; new life. The sweet potaoes? I love them, and the artichokes? Well, they happened to be in our farm box this week!

Whatever you decide to make, have a happy Let's Eat Chocolate Day! :D
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Offline Tiffany Kysis Tackett

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011, 04:39:59 PM »
My Jewish friends just celebrated Passover, so there is a traditional holiday around this time, but it definitely isn't related in subject matter?

As a Buddhist, I don't celebrate really?  And my boyfriend is Hindu, soooo....  I really don't know any traditional meals for this holiday, other than the chocolate (that's a meal, right? XD).  Sorry I can't help out!

Offline Noona

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 09:18:19 PM »
We have Hot Cross Buns which are a kind of sweet bun with citrus and currants - other than that I can't think of any traditional meal.

Offline darkshiara

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 01:04:33 AM »
I actually made a rainbow cheesecake for dessert and it was really Easter-y!

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Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 01:07:20 AM »
I actually made a rainbow cheesecake for dessert and it was really Easter-y!



Ooo!  That sounds good!  Of course cheesecake is one of my favorite food groups. :)

Offline Arthum

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2011, 11:01:30 PM »
We have Hot Cross Buns which are a kind of sweet bun with citrus and currants - other than that I can't think of any traditional meal.

Aren't those traditional for Good Friday?
I know it might be too late but Polish have a traditional Easter breakfast eaten right after coming back from the church from the resurrection mass. The most important and usually the only dish is Sour rye soup ^^ With everything that was brought to church for the traditional blessings of food during the Great Saturday.

Offline Noona

Re: Traditional easter meals
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 11:31:30 PM »
We have Hot Cross Buns which are a kind of sweet bun with citrus and currants - other than that I can't think of any traditional meal.

Aren't those traditional for Good Friday?

Probably - they just sort of turn up in shops about a month before Easter, noone in my family eats them so I've never really known if they're just meant to be Good Friday or all of Easter. :P