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Easter Food Fun

Every year for the last 14 years, we have celebrated the Resurrection with our dearest friends.  An impromptu invitation on “Easter Eve” in the middle of Walmart began what has become our cherished tradition.

Both our families know that despite rain, hail, sleet, and snow, we are equally determined to attend this event and enjoy our time together.  We’ve watched our kids grow up and now have seen several marry and have kids of their own.  We eat ….. alot!  We also play alot, sit around and try to keep each other from napping and then open the leftovers again later to eat again!

Normally, I make the same things:  Banana Pudding, Chocolate Cake, Bread, a Vegetable, etc.  Not THIS year though!  I had extra time and decided to play with some recipes that had long been selected for experimentation.

 

I decided to make this bunny cake

and this broccoli salad (in my Grandmother’s beautiful bowl 🙂

I don’t eat alot of raisins, but they really work in this salad.  Normally my BFF makes this and I do the banana pudding, but this year we switched out on those two items!

I also decided to volunteer for bread duty this year.  To make it fun

I started with thawed, frozen bread dough, shaped it like this, brushed with egg, let it rise a bit and put into the oven.

Isn’t he cute?!!  As a bonus, the bread dough also naturally made a little belly button for him!

We needed more bread than what the bunny affords, so I made extra rolls and placed them all in the basket together.  Who needs a chocolate bunny when you can have BREAD!

I still made the chocolate cake, but didn’t get a picture of it.  Usually it goes so fast, there’s no way to capture it on film 😉

Our annual BFF Easter event is always a blast! It was aNOTHER great time with our friends family.  I can’t imagine spending the best day of the year with anyone else! 

 

 

 

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Colby Corn Chowder and Ranch Biscuits

Finding a new soup recipe always interests me.  I love soup, but some in my family only accept certain kinds.  To please all, the soup must be creamy, full of flavor and it always helps to accompany it with some bread.

This corn chowder and ranch biscuits surely fit the bill!  My family has now permitted “Soup Night” more often 🙂

(As found in Taste of Home magazine, Spring 2008)

Colby Corn Chowder

6 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 teaspoon salt

1 large onion, chopped

1/4 cup butter, cubed

2 cans (14 3/4 ounces each) cream-style corn

4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

3 cups milk

8 ounces Colby cheese, cubed

Place potatoes in a Dutch oven or large soup kettle; sprinkle with salt and cover with water.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender.  Stir in corn and bacon; heat through.  Drain potatoes.  Add milk; heat through.  Stir in corn mixture and cheese.  Serve immediately Yield: 12-14 servings (about 3 quarts).

Ranch Biscuits

2 cups biscuit/baking mix

4 teaspoons dry ranch salad dressing mix

2/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon dried parsely flakes

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

In a bowl, stir the biscuit mix, salad dressing mix and milk until combined.  Drop 2 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.  In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley and garlic powder; brush over warm biscuits.  Yield: 9 biscuits.  (…and of course, we doubled this recipe!  9 biscuits?!  Who only eats NINE biscuits?!!)

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