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Easter Dinner Menu - Vintage Recipes

Updated on March 26, 2013

Easter Dinner Just like Granny Made

Easter is one of those Holiday's that brings back fond memories of childhood. And there is nothing that can bring the flood of Easter memories back quicker than a good ham being baked in the oven filling the room with the sweet aroma of mustard, brown sugar and cloves. My granny would also have tiny red potatoes and sugared baby carrots in the roaster at the same time. I miss my granny but I have the honor of remembering her Easter dinner every year.

Ingredients

  • Ham
  • 4 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • whole cloves
  • 1 can pineapple slices

Instructions

  1. Bake fat-side up on rack in a shallow, uncovered baking pan. Bake in slow oven (325 degrees).
  2. (See chart for time)
  3. If ham is chilled, add 4 minutes per pound. A cool ham should be heated only 10 minutes per pound.
  4. After baking ham, score fat surface in squares. Spread with mustard. Cover surface with brown sugar mixed with flour. Stud squared with whole cloves. Bake in medium hot oven of 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pineapple slices browned in ham juices.
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Fluffy Potato Cups

Party mashed potatoes with a tempting topper of whipped cream and grated cheese

Cook Time

Total Time: 50

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 or 5 medium sized potatoes
  • Hot Milk
  • 6 tablespoons grated spreading cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • whipped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pared potatoes in boiling, salted water until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and mash. Measure 2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes; season with salt and pepper; add sufficient hot milk to whip light. Pile into greased ramekins or custard cups. Add cheese to whipped cream; blend thoroughly; spread over potatoes. Bake in moderate oven at 350 degrees. for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Bake in 1 quart casserole, if desired.

Ramekins??

If you were like me I had to look it up. Ramekins and custard cups are generally single-serve dishes used for dishes such as souffles and custards and custards and can go from oven to table. For all practical purposes a ramekin and a custard cup are essentially the same.

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Which Smells Brings Back Your Easter or Spring Memories?

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      We have Ramekins but I never knew their name! Thanks for that. The Easter dish I remember most from my childhood was a big bowl of spinach with a hard boiled egg in the middle...

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      JauntyGiGi 4 years ago

      @RangerMgr: No, just a yellow hue to the lighting. But I'll be on the look out for sweet potato recipes now.

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      JauntyGiGi 4 years ago

      @paleo-cavewoman: Who knew the Wright Brothers were cooks too. :-) Thanks for your kind comments and for stopping by.

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      paleo-cavewoman 4 years ago

      Nice Lens! I love vintage recipes. I went to a dinner where they served an early 1900's meal and topped it off with a dessert recipe from the kitchen of the Wright brothers (the ones who perfected powered flight). I'll see if I can track it down for you. I also love to say the word ramekin. :-)

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      RangerMgr 4 years ago

      Are the potatoes in your picture sweet potatoes? I am looking for some great quick recipes for sweet potatoes.

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      DeboraR 4 years ago

      Now I'm hungry for ham!

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      Great lens. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I would have to say ham. Delicious!

    Frozen Fruit Salad - An Under-Appreciated Classic

    An easy to do frozen salad. Frosty and cool for salad or dessert

    Serving Size

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon (1 envelope) unflavored gelatin
    • 1/4 cup cold water
    • 1 can (2 cups) fruit cocktail
    • 1/2 cup mayonaise
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • whipped
    • 1 3 oz bottle maraschino cherries

    Instructions

    1. Soften gelatine in cold water; dissolve over hot water; cool. Add fruit cocktail with its syrup. Fold in mayonaise and whipped cream. Pour into refrigerator tray. Dot with cut cherries. Freeze until firm in individual molds or larger mold instead of being frozen.
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    Serving Size

    Serves: 6

    Chocolate Chip Torte

    • 2 beaten egg yolks (save egg whites)
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2/3 cups milk
    • Dash of salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 tablespoon (1 envelope) unflavored gelatin
    • 1/4 cup cold water
    • 2 beaten egg whites
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • whipped

    Instructions

    1. Beat egg yolks and sugar; add milk and salt. Cook in double-boiler until thick, stirring constantly. Add vanilla, and gelatin softened in water. Chill until partially set. Fold in egg whites beaten with remaining sugar. Fold in chocolate. Pour into Graham Cracker Crust; chill until firm. Spread with cream; sprinkle with additional chocolate chips.
    2. Graham Cracker Crust: Mix 1 1/2 cups graham-cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar; cut in1/4 cup softened butter. Add 1 tablespoon water. Press into 8-inch cake pan. Bake in moderate 325 degree oven for 10 min. Cool
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    Pickled Baby Carrots - A great side or appetizer

    Sprightly color, appealing flavor, and a change in shape to lend variety to your tray of canapes.

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Cook tiny baby carrots until almost tender. Drain and drop into hot spiced vinegar. Let stand 24 hours. Serve whole and watch them vanish from your tray or table.
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    Now Put On Your Easter Bonnet - Happy Easter!

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        anonymous 4 years ago

        Great lens, but it makes for some very hungry reading!