This article, entitled "3 easy ways to save money on your Easter meals," comes from SavingsAngel.com.
While Easter dinner may not be in the same league as Thanksgiving dinner, it is still a time when we typically splurge on a big meal to share with family and friends. However, there is no reason you have to empty your wallet to have a great meal on Easter.
Here are three easy ways to keep your Easter affordable, yet delicious:
For dinner, buy seasonal sides and prepare them simply. Mixed greens can be turned into a stunning salad with just a few garnishes and some light dressing. Or steamed asparagus with a little butter can be an elegant dish that complements any type of main course meat.
Ham is popular but it isn’t the only item on sale. Consider rib roasts, lamb legs or beef roasts if your store has them on sale. If you have always bought a certain cut of meat for Easter, but it’s not on sale this year, step outside the box. Try something new and you may discover a new family favorite!
Don’t feel locked into a traditional Easter meal either. If you have ingredients such as pasta, rice or beans on hand, consider using them as the base for some dishes. If you aren’t sure what to do with them, visit allrecipes.com and use their ingredient search feature. It will give you suggestions for new recipes that are worthy of your holiday dinner.
In the end, remember that Easter shouldn’t be about having the perfect centerpiece with the perfect food in the perfectly decorated house. Instead, it should be about spending time with family and friends while reflecting on the gifts and blessings we have been so generously given.
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