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What is a Traditional Easter Dinner?

January 2nd, 2013 Seasonal

With Easter approaching, you may be starting to plan a dinner for your friends and family. If you're not too experienced with doing so, you may be wondering what you can serve for dinner. As it turns out, there are plenty of delightful dishes you can prepare that will likely have everyone asking for seconds. If you'd like a bit of inspiration for your Easter menu, here are a few great dishes that you can work into the meal, courtesy of Southern Living Magazine.

You can't go wrong with a delightful ham, so fire up the oven and start baking! There are plenty of great recipes detailing how to go about glazing a ham, so pick your favorite and go for it. Chances are, your guests will show up with quite an appetite, and you can bet this will help them satiate it.

Of course, what's more quintessentially Easter than leg of lamb? Marinate it overnight in a simple mixture of ingredients like mustard, rosemary, honey and garlic, throw into the oven for a couple of hours and you're good to go!

If you really want to go for the gusto, how about fixing up a batch of hot cross buns? Some form of sweet bread is prepared in a number of cultures for Easter, so you'll definitely be keeping with tradition if you choose to prepare some. There are plenty of recipes for hot cross buns or honey breads, so have a look and pick one that appeals most to you.

As you can see, there's plenty to choose from when Easter rolls around. If you've been charged with making dinner, you should have no problem figuring out a delightful menu.