I get inspired when we have guests for meals–which isn’t often with as many kids as we have! For Easter, we invited one other family to join us for dinner, dessert and an Easter Egg Hunt. Sounds cozy–but it was another mom from the North Dallas Mothers of Twins Club. That means we had four adults, a teenager, a 7 year old, a 5 year old, two 3 year olds, and two 2 year olds! That makes for a full house!
I decided to try something new with the ham this year, an amazing recipe from Simple and Delicious Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze. It was relatively simple to make and gave the ham a sweet flavor with a little bit of a bite. The glaze wasn’t too spicy for my kids to eat, but with the extra sauce it made the ham something quite unique. We rounded out our meal with deviled eggs, a relish tray, rotisserie turkey breast, and mashed potatoes.
But what would a holiday feast be without a huge dessert spread? Cupcakes, strawberries with Chocolate Chai Dip, Mississippi Mud and a new favorite: Oreo Truffle Balls . I had wanted to try my hand at cake balls, but my kids picked these out and since I didn’t have time to make a cake, it was perfect! The moist rich center inside the white chocolate coating make for a special dessert that looks great and tastes like something from a bakery. Plus, it is easy to monitor how much dessert the kids (and adults!) are having.
Mississippi Mud is a family tradition for Easter, as is ham. Usually we do pineapple with it, but my husband was never a fan. He liked this though! The best part of a holiday celebration is passing on my family traditions and creating new traditions with great friends. Everyone left happy and full. The mark of a successful dinner!