Easter Holiday Traditions with Love Inspired Authors
Whether you are hunting eggs, or having family dinners, Easter is a time for traditions. We have asked three Love Inspired authors to share their Easter traditions, let us know yours!
I prefer a non-traditional Easter feast that focuses on healthy eating. Also, for me simple is best. If I am exhausted from meal preparation, I won’t have the energy to visit and really connect with people, which is what matters most. In the Rocky Mountains where I live, seafood is a treat. Shrimp that is cooked in a combination of butter/olive oil and creates a nice main course. A healthy fruit salad to celebrate spring and new beginnings makes for a good side dish. I use Yoplait cherry orchard yogurt for the most flavorful dressing for the fruit. Add in whatever easy prep side dishes you desire: bread from a local bakery is always nice and something for the gluten sensitive guests is never a bad idea.
– Sharon Dunn, author of Mistaken Target
I am one of four sisters, and we always meet up over the Easter weekend to share a family meal together. But this proves to be chaotic. With new children being added to our ranks all the time, it has become too difficult to cook a meal for our growing brood. None of us has a big enough table to accommodate all sixteen of us. So we now book a table at a local restaurant for Easter Sunday, thereby avoiding the stress of cooking and clearing up. After eating, we return to my house for dessert. My husband makes a batch of his famous chocolate caramel shortbread in advance and we let the kids run wild in the garden, while the grown-ups have a slice of shortbread, a cup of coffee and catch up on each other’s news. It’s a wonderful time of mayhem and fun.
– Elisabeth Rees, author of Covert Cargo
Our family always has a special meal following Easter Sunday service at our church. There’s usually a ham, some baked mac & cheese, fresh yeast rolls, and whatever vegetable my daughter-in-law brings. We love a good dessert on family days, too. The grands like cake or cookies. It’s all eaten at a table set with a mixture of family china from two generations. Then the kids race outside for their annual egg hunt. We’ve used the same prize egg for years. A few coins or a couple of dollars, and those little ones think they’ve found a treasure. This will be the second year we’ll be doing things differently. Our son and his family moved away to minister in Florida, so we’ll probably take my husband’s mom with us for a family-style lunch at a local restaurant. I may have to bake oatmeal cookies in honor of the kids, though. May you all be blessed with the joy of Jesus this Easter season. For the latest news, join me on social media through the links at angelmoorebooks.com.
– Angel Moore, author of The Marriage Bargain