As we spend this Easter under quarantine due to COVID-19, we need to make do what what we have and avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store. Living in a country of abundance, it’s easy to make big celebrations. I’ve been guilty of that. Just look at the tea party I hosted for mom and her sisters last November. But, celebrations don’t need to be complicated and not everything needs to be a production – a concept I am constantly reminded of.
This weekend I made a simple Easter brunch for the family and I adapted the recipes according to the pantry and freezer items I had at home. Keeping a well stocked freezer and pantry helps you change up any recipe or even become creative to make new ones. Whatever we make, let us remember the importance of the holiday. Stay well. Stay home. Be blessed.
Spring Frittata – while I would normally use fresh vegetables, I didn’t have them so I used frozen broccoli florets and pieces of frozen peppers I had. Don’t ever throw out the smaller pieces of veggies, you can always throw them in a soup or make a savory dish. You can really make this frittata with anything you have on hand since it’s more of a method and not an exact recipe.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Morello Cherry Sauce – I love lemon so making these pancakes, especially at Easter and during spring is something I look forward to every year. These are fluffy and moist pancakes – the ricotta cheese just adds richness and moisture without the heaviness or strong cheese flavor. I highly recommend these.
Savory Cheddar & Herb Biscuits – Rich and flavorful biscuits that rise beautifully! A welcome addition to any brunch. These are buttery and savory. Change up the herbs and cheeses and add crispy bacon or pancetta for for an extra salty bite.
Skillet Fingerling Home Fries – Love, love, love these skillet fries. They are tender in the center and crispy on the edges. Perfect with any meal. This is a side that can go from brunch to dinner and is kid friendly.
Drinks – Serve whatever your family loves to drink – milk and orange juice for the kids and coffee, tea or Bellinis and mimosas for adults. We served coffee and orange juice.
April Cornell Tablecloth purchased on eBay | Green Depression Glass Plate purchased at Estate Sale | Vintage Pressed Glass Footed Pitcher purchased at Goodwill | White Plates and Wooden Serving Board purchased at Pier 1 Imports | Floral arrangement are just a few orchids from our home with with potted plants for a pop of color in the background.