Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Our family's favorites....for Easter dinner Roxanne Rustand

Easter is fast approaching.  Some of the other authors have shared some wonderful recipes for Easter.  Do you have some favorites that you serve every year?

We have the traditional Easter dinner with ham and the usual fixings... though this year our daughter wants us to make an Asian meal instead. I'm not too sure about it though.  Do you do anything unusual for Easter meals?
Here is a salad I absolutely love but don't make often enough. It came from my best high school friend Becky many years ago.  It's perfect for a dinner with extended family.  It serves a lot.

I'm also sharing my all-time favorite potato salad recipe, which I got in 1971 from the long-closed restaurant in the Minneapolis area, but altered to fit our own taste. It's perfect for the light supper on Easter evening with leftover ham.  I hope you will enjoy these favorites of ours! Note: I always figure it's a holiday, with company joining us, so I only use Hellman's regular dressing for these recipes because it just tastes soooo much better.  :)

1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 head cauliflower
1 medium onion, chopped
1.25#   lean bacon fried crisp and crumbled
1 cup thin sliced carrots

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup  grated parmesan (in a shaker can--not the freshly grated kind)
2 cups regular Hellmans (no other kind will be as good!)
3 cups seasoned croutons

Break cauliflower into flowerets. Slice thin (a food processor works great.)
Place first five ingredients in a large container, in the order listed.
Combine the sugar, parmesan and Hellman's well, and spread over the carrots.
Refrigerate until serving time, then add croutons and toss until well mixed.

2 cups Hellman's regular salad dressing (no substitute!)
2 TBSP yellow mustard
6 TBSP sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar

7-8 red potatoes, boiled til tender & cubed, leaving at least half the skins--cooled
4 hard cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
5 green onions, chopped, using part of the green ends
5 radishes, sliced thin
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine with the dressing and refrigerate for at least two hours.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Roxanne Rustand


  1. These sound delicious, Roxanne. I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing and I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter.

  2. Sounds amazing, thanks for sharing your recipes! Happy Easter!

  3. Hi Roxanne! I think I’m coming to your house for Easter! It all sounds delectable. I’m a big fan of potato salad and you had me at bacon. Blessings!


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