Planning the meal, spending hours making everything, and then spending another few hours just to clean everything up can be extremely stressful. Not to mention, you have to find time somewhere to get dressed. It’s stressful but trust us it doesn’t have to be. Sorrelli is here to help you have the most eggs-travagant Easter ever.
Now the first thing you need to do before heading out to start your Easter breakfast is your hair and makeup. I know what you’re thinking, why would I do that? Well here’s the answer. It’s so much easier to have part of your look complete before starting the meal so you don’t have to worry about rushing it later. So get your hair in that perfect updo you only do for special occasions. Take time to put on the makeup that will complement your new outfit. Take the time, because the next few hours are going to be stressful but you might as well look good doing it.
With your hair and makeup done, it’s officially time to start your meal. Now what would an Easter meal be without eggs? Obviously not Easter. This delicious egg salad spread is the perfect addition to any holiday get-together. A delicious quick treat that will have you constantly digging in.
Deviled Egg Salad Spread
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon, paprika, plus more for serving
- 6 hard-boiled (12-minute) eggs, cut into ¼-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon sliced chives, plus more for serving
- Sliced bread, preferably pumpernickel or rye, cut into triangles, toasted (for serving)
Mix mayonnaise, dijon, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and ¼ teaspoon paprika in a medium bowl. Fold in eggs and 1 tablespoon chives and stir to combine.
Spread on toasts, then garnish with chives and a sprinkle of paprika.
Egg salad spread, without chives, can be made 3 days ahead. Store in an airtight container and chill. Fold in chives when ready to serve.
(Recipe from epicurious)
How delicious does that sound! But don’t start eating just yet. You’re not quite done. Every Easter meal requires a delicious sweet treat for dessert. These cute chocolate eggs are the perfect holiday treat for your guests to enjoy.
Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Egg Cups
- 6-8 hollow chocolate easter egg shells
- 5 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup thickened/heavy whipping cream
- 1 passion fruit, can be substituted with 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed orange juice, mandarin juice, mango nectar, or peach nectar
- 1 tablespoon apricot jam
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Using a small serrated knife, carefully remove the tops of the chocolate eggs. Place the eggs in the fridge to keep them chilled while you prepare the cheesecake filling. Place the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat on high until the mixture is smooth and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside and carefully whip the thickened cream in a separate mixing bowl to stiff peaks. Using a whisk, gently combine the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until it is smooth. Carefully spoon or pipe the mixture into the prepared chocolate shells. Chill eggs for at least 30 minutes to allow it to set.
Prepare the passion fruit sauce; strain passion fruit pulp to remove the seeds and place in a small saucepan with the apricot jam and butter. Gently heat on low, whisking until the butter melts and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Place in the fridge and chill until it thickens, slightly. Using a small spoon, carefully scoop out a hole in the center of each cheesecake, about 1 cm deep and wide. Fill hole with some of the chilled passion fruit sauce and return the eggs to the fridge to chill again for at least 30 mins. Remove eggs from the fridge about 10 minutes before serving.
(Recipe from Raspberri Cupcakes)
Now that’s what I call an incredible Easter egg! And look at that it’s almost meal time. The only thing left to finish up your delicious meal are the drinks. A mimosa is the perfect treat for your day. Mix it up for all your guests to enjoy and even mix one up earlier in the morning for yourself to savor while cooking up all those other tasty treats.
- 1 ½ oz fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 ½ oz tangerine juice
- ½ oz St. Germain
- 4 oz chilled Veuve Clicquot
Pour orange and tangerine juice into a glass. Add St.Germain and Veuve Clicquot and enjoy.
(Recipe from CountryLiving)
And with that, your meal is done! Make sure to set up your kitchen table with cute pastel napkins and little decorative eggs or bunnies that complement the delicious food. Now it’s time to finish getting ready. Head back and put on that cute Easter outfit you just bought and those new earrings that perfectly match. Slip on your shoes and clasp on that cute necklace your significant other got you last year and you’re all ready to go. Have the best meal with your loved ones before heading out for your classic egg hunt. Hop to it!