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A Year of Slow Cooking

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Recipes for the Slow Cooker

Happy almost-Easter! 

We host Easter each year (except for when I'm pregnant or have a newborn, which means we haven't done it for the past two years. But that's not my fault because other people have offered, and I'd just be an idiot to not accept the offers. So, I still stand by my declaration that we host Easter every year...) and I love it.

Adam usually puts something on the barbecue, our family helps out by bringing side dishes or beverages, and I line up a bunch of crockpots on the countertop. 

There are too many of us to all sit around the table, so we kind of eat in shifts. The kids run around in circles because it's fun for the uncles to "chocolate them up" and the Easter egg hunt out back results in squished flowers, mud tracked indoors, and eventually tears when the egg-grabbing turns a bit too competitive. 

It's certainly not a scene Norman Rockwell would have chosen to paint--- but he should have.

Because honestly? The day couldn't possibly be any better.

and I can't wait.

If you're hosting, or bringing along something to share this year, I've got you covered. The slow cooker is your friend. Use it! And enjoy your family. 

Main Courses:
Honey Glazed Ham  (this is what we're having!)
Mint Glazed Lamb (this is what we're having!)

Side Dishes:


We have dessert covered thanks to Zest Bakery, but if you don't:
rice krispies treats (hey, the REAL rice krispies are going gluten free in about a month. score!)

you're welcome!

If you're entertaining, and need a bit of help getting the house in order, no worries. I've got you covered with that, too!

Adam doesn't like pictures of the kids on the Internet, so this is the best you'll get!
Happy Easter!
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Easter Day help. We are always at Church so long that Easter ends up being frozen pizza day!

Tell Adam that that baby's neck looks good enough to KISS!!!

JJ, Kansas City

Kennedy's said...

Love the plastic eggs & bunnies bedecked crockpot photo, lol! :) I think we're going to do one of the hams and your cheesy corn recipes thingie- corn casserole= Holoday to me!! :)

Melissa said...

Love your photos! Im going to go thru your recipe list - cant wait to try some of them! =)

NJDecorator said...

Love the Brussel Sprouts...the Dijon does make the difference.

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KT said...

Wow, this almost makes me want to host Easter dinner. However, I'm still really happy to be a guest instead of a host this year!

corners of my life said...

Your little one is SO cute!

Hopewell said...

Off topic, but I'm looking forward to getting home to your Mongolian Beef in my crock pot tonight!

Scienter said...

I have a 6.5 quart crockpot. Can I still make the recipes that call for a 4 quart cooker without making more food?

Di said...

This list makes me think I need to buy a few more crockpots. :)

Chaya said...

Hi Stephanie! I really love your blog. I got a slow cooker not so long ago so I could make hot food for Shabbat lunch every week (I am an Orthodox Jew), and now I'm beginning to use it more often, generally with help from your recipes. I think that I will get a "pareve" slow cooker as well, so I can cook things for dairy meals. Your blog is amazing! Happy Easter to you!

pittbullgirl said...

Hi, I LOVE your site and have tried A LOT of your recipes (have your crock pot yogurt in the fridge right now!, but we seem not to have any luck with the chicken recipes. Any recipe that includes chicken breast seems to turn out 'funny' tasting. I haven't tried using the chicken breast frozen to start with, they've always been already thawed, and am wondering if maybe this is the problem? Any advice you could give would be really helpful! Thanks so much!

Jilayne Lovejoy said...

Thank you for the fabulous ideas! I've been searching for Easter ideas to bring to family dinner and am definitely going to test out the Apricot-balsamic Brie! Yum!

Rachel Page said...

Excellent Easter menu.

Leni said...

I host Easter dinner every year too. And your Company's Coming Potatoes are ALWAYS on the menu. It was the first crock pot dish my youngest asked to learn how to make. ;) We make your Orange Chipotle Ribs for Father's Day every year, but I'm thinking they might be nice for Easter too, though we usually do chicken.

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