The Easter holiday is Sunday April 5th.  Have you planned your Easter meal?  Are you hosting family and friends that you want to impress?  There are a few easy Easter options available.  You can choose to pull out the silver and crystal or simply set up the patio for some outdoor fun.  Below are some traditional Easter menus ideas from Southern Living to help you while brainstorming your family meal. 

Laid-Back Easter Sunday Dinner

Lexington-Style Grilled Chicken

2 cups cider vinegar

1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3 tablespoons dried crushed red pepper

4 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons pepper

2 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) cut-up whole chickens*

Place half each of vinegar mixture and chicken in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal. Repeat procedure with remaining vinegar mixture and chicken, placing in a separate zip-top plastic freezer bag. Chill chicken at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.

Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 35 to 40 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.  Serve with pasta and oven roasted asparagus. 

Easy & Elegant Easter Menu

1 (8- to 9-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in spiral-cut ham half

Glaze:

Cola-Dijon-Brown Sugar Glaze

1 1/2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup cola soft drink

1/2 cup Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350°. Place ham half, cut side down, in a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Brush 1/2 cup desired glaze over ham. Bake, uncovered, on lowest oven rack 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140°, basting every 30 minutes with 1/2 cup glaze. Remove from oven, and spoon pan drippings over ham. Let stand 10 minutes.  Serve with a hot potato salad, roasted carrots, and warm rolls. 

We have delicious recipes at Savory Catering in Dallas, Texas that would make a great Easter dinner.  Browse over our catering menu to see which dishes sound yummy to you.  We would love to cater your Easter meal and provide your guests with an Easter meal they will not forget.  Contact us at 214-699-6101 to plan your menu today. 

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