Easter is just around the corner! Do you know what your plans are yet? Maybe you’re meeting up with some friends for a scrumptious brunch. Perhaps you’re inviting your family over for a wholesome Easter dinner. Or maybe you just want to have your friends over to enjoy a smorgasbord of Easter-themed desserts.
Whatever your plans are for Easter this year, make sure that you impress your guests with some delicious, easy-to-make concoctions. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas for brunch, dinner, and dessert!
Light and Lovely – Keep your Easter meal simple yet delicious this year! Serve a juicy roasted chicken with a fresh fruit salad or asparagus pasta for a tasty, easy meal. Top it off with cucumber finger sandwiches, hot herbal tea, and lavender cookies for dessert!
Delicate and Festive – Enjoy a more refined Easter brunch with an easy-to-prepare yet tantalizing menu! Serve prosciutto and melon salad with cantaloupe vinaigrette, potato and leek cakes, sautéed green beans with bacon, and lemon-blueberry poppy seed muffins.
Brunch Buffet – Go all out with a springy brunch buffet! Let your guests choose between ham and lamb, and serve a roasted vegetable medley, freshly-made bread, fruit salad, spring rolls, and a dessert selection of your favorite fruit pie, angel food cake, and Easter-themed cookies. Delicious!
Seasonal and Sumptuous – Welcome spring by choosing seasonal foods to serve during your Easter dinner. We’re thinking juicy glazed ham, watercress-buttermilk soup, salad, and fluffy bread rolls. It’s sure to be a hit!
Fancy and Satisfying – Impress your guests with a plethora of savory and seasonal food this Easter! Your menu can include brown sugar and mustard-glazed ham, green beans with toasted garlic and almonds (way better than green bean casserole – trust us), herbed potatoes au gratin, and hot cross buns.
Traditional Feast – Not everyone likes fancy faire. A traditional, no-fuss Easter dinner can help solve all of your picky-eater problems! Bake a delicious ham, serve up mashed potatoes or potatoes au gratin, roasted asparagus, and top it all off with hot-out-of-the-oven dinner rolls.
Cream Cheese Swirled Carrot Cake Bars – Make a dessert that will make the Easter Bunny jealous! These yummy carrot cake bars are easy to make and perfect for Easter! Try the recipe here! (https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cream-cheese-swirled-carrot-cake-bars/c1a65bbb-39aa-402e-94d1-391dcc7c9605)
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake – Lemon and blueberry combine to make a savory springtime cake that will leave your guests wanting more! Choose to frost it with a buttercream frosting, or you can leave the sides exposed so everyone can see the gorgeous layers. Check out the recipe here! (http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a13417/lemon-blueberry-layer-cake-recipe-wdy0414/)
Sunflower Peeps Cake – What’s better than chocolate and Peeps? Not much! This tasty cake resembles a beautiful sunflower with rows of yellow Peeps that resemble eye-catching flower petals. Place chocolate chips in a circular pattern to give the illusion of seeds in the middle of the flower. Don’t worry – this may look intimidating to make, but it’s very easy AND delicious! Get the recipe here! (http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/peeps-sunflower-cake)
Of course, you can always wow your guests without having to lift a finger. Just come in to McArthur’s Bakery Café and find the perfect Easter desserts and food for your Easter meal! Call us today at (314) 894-0900 to learn more or to place your order!