21 March 2018
We are all looking forward to spring, especially after the visit we’ve just had from ‘The Beast from the East’ – and what better way to start preparing for the new season than making plans for the Easter weekend. Getting together with family and friends at Easter is important for many. The children are excited about the Easter Bunny’s visit and the weather’s warming up (we hope)! Here are some ideas on how you and your family could spend Easter Sunday this year and use frozen food to create a day to remember.
Start the day with…
…a healthy breakfast before we gorge ourselves on chocolate. Can there be anybody who doesn’t drool at the thought of Eggs Benedict? Whether you prefer poached or fried eggs in your Benedict, nothing says ‘good morning’ on an Easter Sunday morning as much as this classic dish – it is the day of the egg after all.
If you’re up for something healthy and refreshing instead, then what could be better than a frozen fruit smoothie for breakfast? Fruit smoothies are great first thing in the morning as most of them have lots of protein all thanks to the milk and yoghurt used as the smoothie base. Try our Frozen Fruit Breakfast Smoothie recipe, it will definitely give you the energy boost you need for the fun-filled day ahead.
…is when it all gets egg-citing! With the egg hunts and an overflow of candy, children are almost as excited for Easter as they would be for Christmas. On your marks, get set, GO! Nothing is as heart-warming as watching an older child pass an opportunity to get an egg by giving it to one of the little ones during the hunt. Because of moments like this, the annual Easter egg hunt is probably the highlight of the day for most families, so make sure you make it a memorable one for the kids (and the adults too!). However, don’t let the fun stop there – Country Living has some great ideas for fun Easter games to entertain your family – talk about egg-citing!
Finish the day…
…with a feast. Whether your family serves a traditional roast or a celebratory buffet, it’s always a highlight to sit down with your family and enjoy a meal together on Easter Sunday. Here at Fresh from the Freezer, we love to have lamb at Easter and one of our favourite go to recipes is this Heavenly Lamb Shanks Recipe which would be perfect for a large gathering. If you’re doing a buffet, you could include these Jacket Potato Skins in your menu and garnish them with frozen basil or coriander. We love cooking with frozen ingredients as they are easy to cook, limit food waste and reduce preparation time – which is great for special occasions.
When the wonderful food has been tucked into, bring the desserts out. Make sure you have some fantastic frozen treats in your freezer for everyone to enjoy. There’s a huge range of premium desserts you can find from your local supermarket that can be defrosted at home for a show-stopping end to the day, try them out.
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