Here are some non-traditional Easter dinner choices for this year that your family will enjoy. Sometimes we all need to watch the food budget around the holiday season, and this year is not an exception. I hope you enjoy these non-traditional Easter dinner menu ideas, from my family to yours.
Roast Chicken with Vegetables
Chicken can be purchased quite cheaply making it a budget friendly alternative to costly Easter dinner meat choices. A whole chicken can be purchased most of the time for 99 cents a pound, making is very affordable. If you have a George Forman grill, it makes it a tasty alternative as well. Serve the poultry with chucks of real potatoes baked in the oven, which have been sprinkled with garlic, seasoning salt, and of course pepper. Add frozen veggies that have been cooked in the microwave or on the stove top, along with some chicken stuffing and you have a wonderful meal.
Steaming hot beef stew
Beef stew can be made with inexpensive cuts of beef and when added with fresh bread it makes an Easter dinner that is wonderful. This is perfect if you fill it with fresh vegetables and will be healthy. Hot soups or stew is ready when you are if you prepare it in a crock-pot, so you can enjoy the holiday at your own pace. It’s also the perfect non-traditional Easter dinner for those of us living on a tight food budget. It also fills the bellies of our families so they are not filling up on the candy.
It seems like every other week the grocery stores are having good sales on ground beef and a well-seasoned meatloaf can make a great part of a non-traditional Easter dinner. Simply prepare it in a way that is different for your family. For instance if your family is used to it being covered ketchup or served plain, top it with a variety of cheeses.
Prepare meatballs or purchase these at your local grocery store, then put these meatballs in a baking dish and cover with a can of either golden mushroom or cream of mushroom soup. Serve these meatballs on plain egg noodles a sub roll or even on a toothpick along with vegetables for a non-traditional Easter Dinner.
Truthfully, any food you cook for your non-traditional Easter dinner is fine as long as it fits into your budget. Even if you cook the same old dinner, simply try to serve it a different way and make a meal they will not forget. Get creative in the kitchen and prepare your family a meal they will not forget.