Easter is only a week away and in the next few days, I am going to be sharing with you some of my family’s favorite Easter traditions. I thought I would start with Brunch. Our family’s Easter Brunch is something that everyone looks forward to. After celebrating mass on Easter Sunday each year, we gather together at either my house or my mother’s house. My four young children are always very eager to begin looking for hidden eggs filled with little toys or treats while the women of our family get busy cooking in the kitchen.
A lot of the prep work for the meal and even the table setting is done the day before. We like to take our time with this because it is a special occasion and well, it’s just fun! I believe the key to really enjoying Easter with your family is preparation. I know it is hard sometimes to get things done ahead of time, but it’s worth it on that day when you yourself can sit down, relax and really enjoy your family.
Along with ham, Polish sausage, pierogi, baked goods and fresh fruits & vegetables; our family loves a hearty egg casserole. This Potato, Broccoli & Pepper Jack Egg Casserole is big hit every year! To help make this delicious casserole even easier, I always start by using Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes. Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes can be found in the freezer section right at your local Walmart.
Walmart Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes
These flavorful Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes are then mixed with eggs, broccoli, chopped ham (for Easter), red pepper, onion, garlic, sour cream, milk and Sharp Cheddar and spicy Pepper Jack cheeses for an amazing dish that will satisfy everyone in the family! My children really don’t care for ham by itself, so for Easter I like to just chop some good quality deli ham and add it to the casserole. They don’t seem to mind it a bit and they never complain about the veggies in this either! To make your Easter Brunch preparations even easier, this casserole can be made ahead of time. That’s right! Make this casserole the night before, cover it and place it in your refrigerator until you are ready for it on Easter! How great is that?! I don’t know about you, but the feeling of having a main dish like this already made and ready to go helps me sleep a lot easier the night before a big family gathering.