In some extended families, each family brings one side item and the hostess provides the meat and dessert. Easter is served buffet style in some families, with the prepared foods set out on side tables.
Some families skip all of the planning and go out to an Easter buffet at a restaurant. Easter, like many special holidays, is often a time when extended family all get together.
If you're cooking for Easter, your meal will shine with a little help from Pillsbury. With recipes for breakfast treats, brunch or dinner, there's something for everyone.
Most big meals are planned with the meat being the star of the show and the side dishes as a complement. Your family may prefer ham, beef or turkey as the main dish. Pineapple glazed ham is a favorite at this house and has been for many years.
A traditional Easter lunch or dinner might include carved roast beef or ham with glaze, mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, green beans and an assortment of appetizers and desserts.
If you're planning an Easter buffet meal, you might only make the main dish while family members or friends provide the side dishes and desserts.
Enjoy these recipes to make your Easter menu planning easier and you'll be ready for the big day.