Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Prep 2016


Preparing for the holidays, any holiday, is one of my favorite things to do.  I love the holidays so much because they mean that I will be surrounded by the people I love the most and everyone is happy to be together.  We always gather for a huge meal, usually full of much loved traditional dishes,  Easter is no different.

We gather with a few family and friends to celebrate Easter Sunday.  I thought it would be fun to take you all along with me while I do some of my Easter prep.  

There are usually three steps to prepping for a holiday meal. the table, the food, and the buffet.  For the tablescape this year, I chose to go with a pink and white theme.  Pink always reminds me of spring and and white is my favorite color of table linens and place settings.




I like to start with the centerpiece to help bring color to the table.  I usually like to use some kind of live arrangement.  I found this pretty pot of flowers at Walmart for under $10 and I thought the ability to plant it in the yard after Easter was an added bonus.



Keeping with the pink theme I wrapped the pot in some pink tissue and sparkly ribbon.  This always dresses the centerpiece for the celebration!


The adorable napkins I purchased at the dollar spot at my favorite Target.  They are really Tea Towels but I thought they were so cute and my family could use a little extra napkin space!

 


One of the recipes we make every year to go along with our Easter ham is something we call Grammy's Pineapple Bake.  This is a recipe I got from my friends grandmother, it has been in their family for decades. The recipe only has a few ingredients and it is so easy to throw together.



Grammy's Pineapple Bake
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
a pinch of salt
3 slightly beaten eggs
1 20oz can of (Dole) crushed pineapple
5 slices of white sandwich bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9x11 casserole dish with non stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together with a hand mixer, the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the pinch of salt and the beaten eggs.  Add the crushed pineapple and mix with a spoon until blended.  Tear the 5 slices of bread into tiny pieces and add to the mix.  Stir until well blended.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Stir mix and add to prepared casserole dish.  Bake in 350 oven for 40-45 minutes, until top is just beginning to turn brown.

This recipe is great with your Easter ham!

For the holidays, we eat buffet style.  We sit down in the dinning room and the food is laid out in the kitchen.  I always place my platters and dishes out early so I can be sure I will have what I need.  I put out the serving pieces and the warming trays too.  It helps me feel like I'm prepared!


Looking for more information on my Easter Prep?  Check out this video!


                                
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Love the life you have and I will see you soon!

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21 comments:

  1. mmmmmmm. just might have to try baking that pineapple thingy. looks good. Happy Easter!

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    1. Happy Easter to you too! The pineapple bake is good, try it once and you will never serve ham without it!
      xoxo Mickey

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  2. those tea towels are so cute! the target dollar spot has some pretty great stuff

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      Target Dollar Spot is my favorite, they always have such great stuff. Thank you so much for visiting!
      xoxo Mickey

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  3. Delightful table. I really like those little towels. I am always looking at Target in the bargain section. Buffet style is the best for dinner parties. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

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    1. Hi Linda,
      I too like buffet style for the holidays, its the easiest way to be sure everyone gets their favorites. Aren't those tea towels adorable? I couldn't believe they were only $1.50 a piece. Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you will find your way back soon.
      xoxo Mickey

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  4. We had ham too, and boy was it good. Loving your pretty table and those little bunnies on your napkins/towels? Those are too too cute!

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    1. Hello Christine,
      I think ham is on everyone's menu for Easter! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!
      xoxo Mickey

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  5. Those napkins are too cute!! Everything looked great. I love pineapple cake and that one looks delicious!!

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    1. Hi Francesca,
      I loved the napkins too, I already put them away for next year. Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will stop by again soon.
      xoxo Mickey

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  6. Great video :). The centerpiece looks lovely, I love spring flowers. Also, those bunny napkins are adorable! Thanks for sharing
    Danielle | AccordingtoD.com

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  7. Thanks Danielle,
    Spring flowers are my favorite too! The napkins were a great find at the Dollar Spot in Target. Thanks so much for visiting, hope to see you again soon.
    xoxo Mickey

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  8. Wow! Amazing decor! Hope you had amazing easter!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. Thank you Trang Do, we did have a great Easter! Happy Spring.
      xoxo Mickey

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  9. That pineapple bake looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Deux Bella! Have a great week!
      xoxo Mickey

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  10. Someday I'm going to be this prepared! No seriously your table is beautiful and I love how you enjoy being with your family for the holidays. I totally agree that gathering them together and eating as a family is one of the best things in life! Thanks for linking up at Life is Lovely!

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    1. Hi Kim,
      Thank you, you are very sweet. Having the family close by is the best thing about any holiday. Thank you so much for visitng.
      xoxo Mickey

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  11. Everything looks so pretty and I love your colors for Easter. We would really enjoy your Pineapple Bake it looks awesome, thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Hi Miz Helen,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. You should really try the pineapple bake, I think you would love it.
      xoxo Mickey

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