When I was young our tradition on Easter was to get up before the rooster crowed and head to church with all of our best potluck brunch items kept warm in crockpots. We would have a sunrise service, literally in the dark as the sun arose. Then we enjoyed a huge brunch with our church family. None of the churches that I have attended in my adult life have had sunrise services, so besides attending church on Sunday morning I didn’t have any other set traditions.
When I met and married Jason, his grandma Doodle would invite all the extended family to her house after church for an Easter feast. There were always various potluck items brought, but there were certain things that she made every year. Grandma Doodle passed away about six years ago. Since the Easter after her passing I have always made her menu for our family celebration.
Our 2010 Easter Table
I try to make everything on Saturday so that I can put things on the table right away when we get home from church. You just can’t keep a crowd this young waiting for lunch!
After we had pretty much finished eating I asked my husband, “So how did you like the baked beans this year? Do you like them better or less than the recipe I usually make?”
“Oh these are a hundred times better than the ones you usually make!” came his enthusiastic reply.
Uh this year happened to be the first year that instead of making my homemade baked beans, I just bought a can that said, ” Baked Beans,” heated it up, and placed it on the table!