Create Easter Experiences, Make Treasured Memories
April 5, 2017
When I was a child, I remember walking into the kitchen and finding my mom reading church cookbooks for new recipes to try. Fast forward to 2017, and I find myself saving recipes from my Facebook feed or pinning them to board on Pinterest.
There are so many photographs of beautiful dishes in my newsfeed! I was intrigued by the thought of making Baked Potato Cupcakes or Cherry Red Raspberry Cheesecake. I toyed with the idea of making the Iowa Girl Eats’ Easiest Fruit Salad because it’s so colorful – and I could use a little color after all of the gray clouds and rainy weather we’ve experienced recently.
I’ll probably try my hand at some of these recipes in the future, but I won’t be making them for Easter. I’ve decided to stick with Asparagus Casserole. Any one of my family members could probably guess what’s inside my dish before the cover comes off, and that thought made me realize that my casserole has become a tradition. I honestly look forward to the Deviled Eggs that my brother makes. My daughter looks forward to the Corn and Macaroni hot dish that my cousin brings. Without intending to, we’ve created family holiday traditions by the foods we serve.
The tradition I look forward to most each Easter is our annual egg hunt. My grandparents began hiding eggs more than 50 years ago. This Easter five generations will gather together to search for brightly colored plastic eggs filled with candy. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a potluck meal. Like Pavlov’s dogs, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
What traditions do you look forward to this holiday season? Perhaps you can start a new one! Here’s a link to 11 Easter Party Ideas for Kids. I especially like the ideas for scavenger hunts and Bunny Hop races. In fact, I’m thinking we could incorporate these into our annual History Weekend at Enchanted Acres this fall. Here’s another link for Creative Easter Basket Ideas.
Experiences create memories, so here’s to making this Easter an experience to remember!
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