Sophomores Talk the Best of Easter Foods

Sophomores Talk the Best of Easter Foods
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When it comes to Easter food, chocolate bunnies and candy eggs are probably what first comes to mind. However Easter aka Pascha or Resurrection Sunday has a plethora of unique foods connected to its origins that range from the expected ham to the bizarre grasshopper pie.

When Easter comes around easter egg hunts and family get-togethers are fun and memorable. But Easter is especially important from a religious standpoint, take Christianity for example. In Christianity Easter is the recognition that Jesus went to the cross to die for people’s sins then rose from the dead 3 days later. Even the week before Easter, Christians celebrate Palm Sunday, which celebrates Jesus’s arrival in Jerusalem the week before He went to the cross. 

But, however you celebrate this holiday, one thing that stays the same is the delicious and unique food options. Here are some of the most well-known and popular food choices during Easter.

5. Roasted Potatoes

 Not a well recognized dish found on Easter, but still brings a tasty flavor for the family and doesn’t take much time to prepare. Roast the potatoes then put any type of seasoning that you desire on your potato.

4. Carrot Cake

 A popular southern dish in of itself, carrot cake is a delicious combination of spiced and sugary batter with shredded pieces of carrots and the optional choice of assorted chopped nuts. All topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. This cake is popular on Easter due to its varied ingredients that are thought to represent Spring.

3. Deviled Eggs

 A well known dish for every holiday and family gathering. Deviled Eggs is a great dish, especially for appetizers. Boil the amount of eggs that you want, cut the boil egg in half and take the yoke out and put it in a boil, put whatever seasoning or sauces you want in your yoke, put the yoke in the egg, let it cool in the refrigerator, and enjoy.

2. Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese is a staple meal for any holiday and Easter is no different, just pick your favorite pasta, cheeses, and spices then pop it in the oven and you have a warm and delicious combination of flavors that can’t be beat.

1. Honey Glazed Ham

Often the centerpiece of any southern easter meal, honey baked ham is a deliciously simple meal that adds a subtle sweet touch to a delicious slab of ham. The consumption of ham represents the celebration of new life and the end of the end of the Lenten season.

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