How to you celebrate Easter ?

L Gilbert
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

You know, I think the size of the turkey was the main reason. A twenty pound turkey would feed everybody, but there is no reason not to roast two chickens. I like to roast three to four pound fryers rather than buying a big roasting chicken. I've talked myself into thinking fryers are more tender as well as being cheaper.

Yeah, size of bird and number of eaters can be a factor, alrighty. lol We roast fryers, too. Not sure about the tender bit, but if you leave the stuffing outside the bird and roast it legs up with a can of beer inside, it comes out tasty and tender.
L Gilbert
Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

We are having a leg of lamb.

If the lamb survives, we'll eat another leg next Easter, and the one after that, and the one after that.

.........the avatar SAYS "sick and twisted".........

Try crossing the critter with a skink. The offspring may be able to grow limbs back.
Dexter Sinister
Usually we celebrate Easter with the Passover Seder at the home of our best friends, and they come to our home for Christmas. And there's not a believer in the crowd. We're very ecumenical around here, rejecting all supernatural claims equally.
Easter=chocolate and a family dinner.
Quote: Originally Posted by SirFrancis2004View Post

You tell me as I try to separate the two apart from the gift and Church. Belief is fine with me but what does God have to do with a Bunny ?

Creationism Sir Francis. Happy Easter to you and your family.
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

I'm going to my parents house on Sunday for a wonderful feast(turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy thank you very much Billy Bob, corn, and beets). YUM!

Your dinner sounds much the same as ours but we had ours tonight. We "share" cook for our meal. Our daughter-in-law cooked turkey and ham along with corn & cream cheese, brussel sprouts, bean dish of some sort - hot dish. It was very good. Ambrosia also. My other son made a ton of mashed potatoes to go with the gravy and I made pecan pie and pumpkin pie for dessert. We start our meal off by saying "grace".
One grandchild has to play hockey out of town tomorrow so - that's why we had dinner today.
Roast chicken, stuffing, cranberries, yams, asparagus tips, glazed carrotts, and rice pudding to boot!! (And of course as an additional dessert in case company comes by...key lime pie!) Yummy!!
Quote: Originally Posted by DiarygirlView Post

Roast chicken, stuffing, cranberries, yams, asparagus tips, glazed carrotts, and rice pudding to boot!! (And of course as an additional dessert in case company comes by...key lime pie!) Yummy!!

Gotta love those yams, healthy for you too.
Back when I lived at home Easter was like Thanksgiving: food and family. Since I became a nurse, I've worked every Easter. This year there were too many people signed up to work, so I have the day off. I'll probably go to a movie and salsa club later tonight.

I liked celebrating Greek Easter growing up. A friend of mine is Greek and her family always had a big party with TONS of food and people and music....
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

"The Christians took the festival and put it on the next Sunday. The name has corrupted to Easter, and the hare has given way to the rabbit! - But - eggs are still exchanged, continuing the old custom."

So, chocolate eggs and rabbits are popular.

Actually lots of civilizations had equinox celebrations, including the Jews who celebrated Passover on the first full moon after the spring equinox. Because the crucifixion happened at the time of the Passover, Good Friday is celebrated on the first Friday after the first full moon after the equinox, and Ressurection the following Sunday. With the conversion to Christianity in certain lands, the "pagan" celebration was abandoned but the old symbols (bunny and eggs) were kept as part of the celebration as well as the ancient name. A few years ago I was talking to an African immigrant about the upcoming Easter holiday and he didn't have a clue what I meant until he asked if I was referring to "Ressurection". The name "Easter" is not universal.

I grew up with a fancy dinner featuring ham, and it's a tradition that my wife and I carried on until I learned that Ham as Easter dinner was initiated to mock the Jews. That made me rather uncomfortable about ham for Easter so now we still have a big dinner, but usually not ham. This year was two entres, lamb and chicken.

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