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Easter Dinner Planning……

Easter is coming up!  Just a few more days now to plan!

So we always have a big meal at our house for Easter dinner (again, that’s lunch, not the evening meal because that’s what my Granny called it!)  Sometimes we do “traditional” and by traditional I mean turkey, dressing, ham, etc.  And then sometimes we do something different like a roasted pork loin or whatever else might crank tractors around here.    

 If we do “traditional,” I have a few dishes that are “can’t miss” dishes.  The kind of dishes that you just can’t have Easter without.  I thought I would share some of those over the next couple of days and maybe give you some new inspiration for your Easter table this year. 

If we’re having ham, one of my very favorite dishes to serve alongside ham is Scalloped Pineapple.  It’s just unbelievable with ham and turkey!  Or, heck, even a pork loin for that matter!  I’ve even served this for breakfast!   It’s simply a fabulous dish!  This makes an amazing pot luck dish because you won’t find 18 of them sitting there side by side!  So ya wanna make it?  Here’s how!  It’s so simple, it’s crazy!!!!

Scalloped Pineapple

*  2 large cans pineapple chunks, drained, reserving juice

*  1 cup sugar

*  6 Tbsp. flour

*  6 Tbsp. reserved pineapple juice

*  2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

*  1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crumbled

*  1 stick butter, melted

Drain pineapple chunks well.  In a large mixing bowl, combine pineapple chunks, sugar, flour and pineapple juice.  Mix well.  Stir shredded cheddar cheese into mixture.  Pour into an oven-proof bowl sprayed liberally with non-stick cooking spray.  Mix Ritz cracker crumbs with melted butter.  Sprinkle evenly on top of pineapple mixture.  Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 35-40 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

Ankle Biter 1 requested this particular dish to go with his birthday supper last year.  It’s something we all love.  It’s a bit sweet, but a bit savory at the same time.  Sorta side dish.  Sorta dessert!  Sorta over-the-top delish! 

I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as my family and I enjoy it if you decide to make it.  And by the way, this is not just a fabulous dish to put on your Easter table!  I always do this for Thanksgiving and Christmas as well!  It makes the rounds at all the holidays.  Kinda like crazy old Uncle Cooter!  I don’t really have a crazy old Uncle Cooter.  But maybe you do!  And he makes the rounds at all holiday eating festivities.  So make him some Scalloped Pineapple!

 Stay tuned this week because I’m going to continue sharing a different side dish recipe or two daily until Easter.  See you tomorrow!  Come hungry!


5 Responses

  1. We are making that scalloped pineapple for Easter, too. I LOVE that stuff and am really looking forward to eating it the most! (is that pathetic??) LOL

  2. I love this side dish, as well. So yummy! Looking forward to seeing the other side dished you post! I don’t have a clue as to what we are doing for Easter.

  3. I was looking for something else to make on Easter and this will work out perfectly. Thanks Amy!!

  4. thanks for the pineapple reminder……….and the green bean casserole too……..i’m gonna put that new stove’s timer gadget to work this Sunday!

    We’re doing Ham, sweet potato souffle, your green beans, the pineapple, possibly Granny Grace’s mac and cheese, cranberry salad (kinda congealed, sorta,) and probably crescent rolls…….if four casseroles won’t fit in the oven……then will save the gb cass for later and do fresh asparagus steamed w/ your choice of sauce…….. and oh yeah DEVILED EGGS!

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