Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Dinner

Easter is on of my favorite holidays because it's the day Jesus rose from the dead! He defeated sin and death just for us! How amazing is that? Here is how we celebrated:

Sweet potato casserole is an old Z family holiday favorite. I did my best to recreate it in a healthier way. 

3 giant sweet potatoes
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 cup coconut milk (native forest is the canned brand I use)
1/2tbs cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup almonds
Drizzle of honey
1tbs butter

Enlist a handsome husband to peel sweet potatoes. Cut sweet potatoes into large chunks and boil in a large pot until soft. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Mash the potatoes and mix in all ingredients until well combined. Transfer to a baking dish. For the topping, toast the almonds in butter in a skillet on the stove stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. Add the toasted almonds as the topping and drizzle with honey. Bake at 350 for 15min. Serves 6-8

We don't eat many green beans around here, but when we do we wrap them in bacon. 

1lb uncured bacon
2 bags of frozen whole green beans

Preheat the oven to 375* Cut the bacon in half to make double the strips. Stretch the bacon and lay 10-12 green beans on a strip. Wrap the bacon around the green beans and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes until bacon is cooked thoroughly. Serves 6-8

We enjoyed these sides with a yummy ham. I wish I could say it was uncured but our tiny town doesn't have that option. I guess we need to order one next time!

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