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Easter Sunday 2022 is coming up soon, so now is a great time to get a jump start on your plans. Easter is often one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, so read on below for some great recipes and activities to make this year’s Easter a great one!
Slow cooker ham
An Easter Sunday dinner isn’t quite complete without ham, and this slow cooker ham recipe is perfect. The recipe starts with a six-to-nine quart container of pineapple juice in the slow cooker. In a separate bowl, mix two cups of brown sugar with 1.5 tablespoons each of Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, and honey.
Rub the brown sugar paste over a precooked ham and place it in the slow cooker. Cook on low for four to six hours or until the meat reaches 140°F. Once the ham has finished cooking, remove it to a separate plate, skim the fat, and drain off any liquid.
Easter Sunday dinner needs side dishes too, and a great place to start is with these delicious honey-glazed carrots. This recipe is quick and simple; to start, just bring some water to a boil in a medium saucepan and add salt to taste. Put in a pound of baby carrots and cook them for five or six minutes or until they’re tender to your liking.
Drain the carrots and add them back to the pan with two tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of honey, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Cook for five minutes or until the carrots are coated in a glaze.
For a fun holiday crossover activity, try making an Easter wreath to hang on your door. You’ll use 0.25” to 0.375” inch strips of colorful tissue paper and some styrofoam Easter eggs. Use a glue stick to wrap strips of tissue paper around the eggs in alternating directions until each egg is completely covered.
Once you’ve finished coloring the styrofoam eggs, get a wreath form from a craft store and use hot glue to attach some faux leaves to it. Use more hot glue to secure the eggs on top of the leaves, gluing them to each other for stability. To finish off the look, glue more fake leaves, or flowers if you’d like, in between the styrofoam eggs to add some continuity to the decoration.
Make a birdhouse
If you want to challenge your crafting skills, the Easter season is a perfect time to try making a birdhouse. You can build a simple birdhouse from a single six-foot 1×12 board cut into seven pieces with a circular saw. You’ll need:
- One 5 x 7-inch piece of board for the bottom
- Two 5 x 5.5-inch pieces for the side walls
- Two 7.25 x 11.5-inch pieces for the front and back
- Two 9.5 x 8.5-inch pieces with a 31-degree angle cut into the end of each
You can use wood glue, nails, or screws to fasten the sides of the birdhouse together. For more detailed instructions, click the link above.