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Easter Food!


Our Easter menu had a little bit of an "Around the World" theme, because I wanted to share some traditions of folks from other countries. Phoebe is old enough, now ... to appreciate that.  If you follow my blog, though, you know that I have promised my SIL that I will fix pineapple desserts this year! So we had an "all American" Pineapple Upside Down Cake!  Upside down cakes have a very old history dating to very early European times ... but Dole introduced canned pineapple at about the same time that America was introduced to cake mixes ... so this cake is "all American"!

Here's the Menu!


I serve lots of fresh vegetable crudites ... because Phoebe always eats them! Our meal started with crunchy carrots, as she calls them!


We also had the very popular Strawberry Pretzel Salad ... that is so good ... and also an "all American" recipe!



Our Black Forest ham had a delicious glaze made with a combination of whole grain German mustard, brown sugar and one of my favorite homemade bbq sauces.


Italy was represented by Beef Braciole set on top of Italian sausage stuffed fresh raviolis with our favorite creamy Alfredo sauce.


Mexico made an appearance through Fiesta Corn Casserole and Ireland came to the table with Roasties ... roasted potatoes!




Russia and Scotland shared space on the bread tray! Russian Challah and Scottish Sorghum Soda Bread!




Dessert ... Pineapple Upside Down cake and a big Chocolate Brownie Bunny ... were joined with mugs of coffee!  Delicious!


The Bunny was baked in this year's version of the Wilton Bunny pan! 

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To see the other red Easter decorations, click here!

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