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Food, Magazine, Spring 2017: The Easter Issue

A Easter Sunday Survival Guide

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Easter is almost here, and the majority of us have probably not started preparing for what we’re going to cook. Easter is a time where families come together, put their Sunday Best clothes on, go to church, and fellowship with each other over good food. But, if you waited last minute or don’t know where to start you are probably panicking right now. Maybe the in-laws are coming to your house, or you don’t have a lot of cooking experience. Regardless of what your worries are, here is my Easter Sunday survival guide for you!

Plan

I know, I know, this is probably not the first thing you wanted to hear, but it’s necessary. You need to plan your guest list and what you will be serving that day. Writing down a menu and knowing how many people you will need to cater too will take away a lot of stress. The last thing you want is to run out of food, or worse, not have enough place settings; you need to plan!

Prepare

Now that you got the planning part over you need to start preparing. Buy all the things you need for the day, make sure you get confirmations from your guest, prep any food that needs to be ready a couple of days before, and clean! The last thing you want is for your guest to arrive, and your place of living is a mess. It is all about presentation, and that not only applies to the food. Preparing in advance will make the day of go smoothly. Also, prepare for any mishaps; especially, if something goes wrong with the food, an unaccounted guest shows up, or spills or breaks happen. Be prepared for the unexpected!

Take it Step by Step

It’s the day of Easter, and you are starting to prepare the food and finishing all the finishing touches. Don’t rush through things. Get a good night’s rest and wake up early to make sure everything is ready by the time you asked your guests to arrive. If you’re going to church make sure you planned out a schedule of what needs to be done at what time. You now have two hours that you won’t be prepping for your Easter dinner. But, the main thing to remember is to take it step by step; don’t try to rush through anything or cut any corners.

Relax & Enjoy

Guests are arriving, food is ready, and place settings are set; now it’s time to relax and enjoy. If you’re stressed and running around like a chicken without a head, your guest will notice. You’ve done everything you needed, and you’ve prepared for the unexpected; put on your hostess hat and glide through the night gracefully and enjoy the company of your friends.

Recipes

Pork Roast with Apples & Onions

The Pioneer Woman

Holiday Ham, Three Ways

PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, PROP STYLING BY BRIAN HEISER, FOOD STYLING BY RHODA BOONE

Asparagus with Tarragon  Sherry Vinaigrette

ROMULO YANES

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cultura/Brett Stevens/Riser/Getty Images

Southern Style Butter Yeast Rolls

Diana Rattray

Strawberry Shortcake

Jillian Guyette

Lemon Meringue Pie

Jonathan Boulton

What are you cooking this Easter? Do you have any tips to add to our Easter Sunday survival guide? Let us know below!

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