Ever since I was a little kid Easter was always a big deal in my household. My mom loves to go all out for Easter, hiding eggs for my sisters and I, filled with lottery scratchers, frozen yogurt gift certificates, money and candy. She actually still does an egg hunt for us even though we’re all older than dirt. The funny thing is that none of us really want the eggs filled with candy. Those aren’t nearly as fun as the others. Give me all the lottery scratchers, those are my favorite. She also gives us baskets filled with goodies. It’s something small and silly if you think about it, but it means the world to us still. We grew up looking forward to Easter, just as much as Christmas. It was a time for the four of us to really hang out and listen to music and play games and eat food, of course, and just have a good time. Not much has changed since then. We don’t really have a set menu or a particular dish we make and eat every single year. My two sisters don’t like ham so my mom and I never make it because it seems like such a waste to make a big ol’ ham just for the two of us. The menu sort of changes from year to year based on what my mamma wants to make and what my sisters and I want to eat. Trying to get us all on the same page can be difficult sometimes, luckily though, we all decide on one thing eventually. I think it’s nice that we switch it up.
I decided that this year, I’d do a big Easter Brunch Bonanza on the blog for you guys. I’m doing it a couple weeks early because I wanted to make sure I give you enough time to plan things out and get your grocery lists together so you can be prepared on the day of. I’m starting to get smarter with these themed posts because I feel like sometimes I spring the recipes and ideas on you out of nowhere and without plenty of time to make it for yourselves. What’s the point in that?! This time around though, we’re all going to be prepared and on the same page.
You don’t have to celebrate Easter necessarily in order to enjoy these recipes. They’re all Spring time favorites of mine that utilize some very delicious seasonal ingredients. You can make them as an entire brunch menu, using all five recipes, or you can showcase them individually and have them each shine on their own, amidst all of your other favorite recipes. I promise they’re all delicious and got the seal of approval from Napoleon who has deemed himself my official taste tester, whether I like it or not.