My day has been spent so far cooking and cleaning and right now I need to sit a spell. (Don't they say that in the south?) I don't consider myself living 'in the south' although by exact location I am in the most southern United States, don't picture us being countryfied here. Tampa is not exactly baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Nah. We're an international melting pot here in Tampa, not exactly saying things like "come on ya'll" or having watermelon seed spitting contests or anything. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I enjoy the south! But I digress.
Right now I'm working on cooking and our Easter menu for the 18 people who will be here is...
Fruit and cheese appetizer tray (to be eaten while we're getting everything set out on the table)
7 layer salad
Biscuits (my special recipe - trust me no other biscuits compare - Tom Garland even says they 'almost' match up to his grandma's and he's never found that before - ever! Since his grandma passed away I will take it that mine are truly incomparable since she's not here on earth to make hers anymore. Trust me these are better than Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans or anywhere. I serve them with real butter and varieties of jellies.
Ham with cherry glaze (Larry's special recipe - everyone loves it!)
Hash Brown Potato Casserole (yum!!)
Broccoli with cheese
Creamed Corn (Misty Mackley's recipe - TRUST ME - NONE COMPARES - ABSOLUTELY NONE. It's un-freakin'-believable!!!
Razzleberry Pie and Ice Cream
Iced Tea ~ Soda ~ Coffee
Alright, so there you have it, our family Easter dinner menu. No, I won't be "on program" with weight watchers tomorrow. But considering Larry and I are embarking on a 50 day fast the next day...I really don't care. :-)
Seriously, we're taking our church on a 50 day challenge! I'll blog more about it in the coming days but basically it will include a 50 day fast (we're doing a Daniel Fast but have given several other options to the congregation - Daniel Fast, Delicacy fast, or one meal a day fast). Also they are taking a 50 day challenge as far as doing devotions with us daily, increasing their Bible reading, prayer time, and church attendance. It's gonna be a great 50 days!
By the way, if anyone wants recipes, feel free to ask. I don't ever have "secret recipes". I am a strong believer in hospitality and a great encourager of people everywhere to show hospitality. I have taught classes on this and anything I can do to help people I will including giving away all my special recipes.