11 Easter Dishes That Bangor Couldn’t Go a Year Without
As Easter Sunday approaches, many of us are already contemplating which dishes to prepare for the occasion. Perhaps, like me, you'll be suggesting some meal ideas to those responsible for cooking, because I should not have that responsibility – it would ruin the holidays. To assist one another, we took to Facebook and asked for recommendations: "What's an Easter Sunday dish that you just couldn't go a year without?" Here are some of the responses we received:
Ham: Who doesn't love a good Easter ham, right? It's a traditional dish that's always a hit and is usually the star of the show. Whether it's baked or glazed with a variety of spices and herbs, it's always mouthwatering. Plus, it's usually served with some tasty veggies like roasted carrots or green beans.
Deviled eggs: Deviled eggs are one of those classic Easter appetizers that everyone loves. You boil the eggs, cut them in half, and then fill them with a mixture of egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and other seasonings. Then you top them off with some paprika, chives, or herbs. Yum!
Scalloped potatoes: If you're looking for a creamy and indulgent side dish, then scalloped potatoes are the way to go. Thinly sliced potatoes layered with a rich cheese sauce and baked until golden and bubbly? Yes, please!
Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are a delicious and healthy option for a side dish at Easter. Whether you bake, mash, or roast them, they're always a crowd-pleaser. Plus, seasoning them with cinnamon, nutmeg, and other warm spices makes them even more irresistible.
Rolls: Warm, buttery rolls are a staple for any holiday meal, and Easter is no exception. Whether you prefer wheat, white, or sourdough, they're always a hit.
Fried cabbage and bacon: For a savory and flavorful side dish, try frying up some cabbage and bacon. It's quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty. Just sauté the chopped cabbage and bacon until they're tender and crispy, and then season with salt, pepper, and other spices.
Green bean casserole: You can't go wrong with a classic green bean casserole at Easter. Made with canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and crispy fried onions, it's a comforting and satisfying side dish that's sure to please.
Cheesy hash brown casserole: Another indulgent side dish option is a cheesy hash brown casserole. Made with shredded potatoes, cheese, cream, and other ingredients, it's baked until golden and bubbly. So rich and delicious!
Prime rib: If you're feeling fancy and want to go all out, prime rib is the way to do it. It's a luxurious and flavorful main course that's sure to impress. Season it with your favorite herbs and spices for extra flavor.
Snow pudding: For a light and airy dessert, try making snow pudding. It's made with whipped egg whites, sugar, and gelatin and is usually served with a fruit sauce or whipped cream. Perfect for a sweet treat after a heavy meal.
Rice and pineapple: For a sweet and tropical side dish, try making rice and pineapple. It's made with white rice, pineapple chunks, and a sweet and tangy sauce made with brown sugar, vinegar, and other ingredients. It's a delicious and unique addition to any Easter meal.
So, if you're still unsure of what to make for Easter this year, take a cue from… yourself and consider one of these dishes. Whether you choose any, all, or none of the above, we're sure that your Easter Sunday meal will be a hit with your folks, family, and friends. Good luck!
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