Family Easter Traditions

Reader Contribution by Tricia Millix
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Easter is here, and we are all awaiting the annual visit from the Easter Bunny! This year will be so much fun now that our littlest one, Tyler, will be able to join in all the fun. He may not understand the entire concept of the whole day, but he will have fun along with his sisters and brother.

Every year we have our Egg Hunt, and then we all sit down to a big breakfast. I try to make our holiday meals special, I will include things I wouldn’t normally make throughout the year. These are the times when everything that graces our table is homemade and from scratch, right down to the butter! I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I see my family enjoying a meal that I have put my heart and soul into.

That is not to say that I do not cook any other time. I try to make a full meal every night, but on occasion when time is tight, we will get take-out or have “breakfast” for dinner. I love to cook and especially bake. That is the reason we decided to start our small baking business. I wish I had more time to devote to these simple pleasures and hopefully in the near future I will. Those sentiments are the reason I take my time and enjoy the meals I make for the holidays, because that is the way I want to cook for each and every meal, so I savor those times that I am able to do it.

We have simple traditions that we take great pride in. Family is our number one tradition; holidays are not the same unless they are spent together. We read holiday appropriate stories before bedtime, sing songs that go along with the holiday theme, watch the specials on TV, and do all the holiday activities, but it all comes down to family. So on Sunday when we all sit down together to eat our Easter meal of glazed baked ham, mashed potatoes with garlic butter, maple glazed carrots, roasted asparagus, herb buttered corn and warm rolls, we savor each bite of not only the food but of the company that surrounds us. We carry on our traditions as we sit down together and quietly wish that this happened more often and not only for a Holiday. Happy Easter and Happy Every Day!

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