Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Dinner

Well, there's not much crafting going on in my house this week. So I thought I would branch out in my posts and post some recipes. Here are two of my favorite things to make for Easter dinner aside from the traditional ham and "funeral potatoes".

First, my Grandma's YUMMY rolls. They are sooo good and sooo easy. They are kind of a cross between a roll and a biscuit, leaning more toward the roll side though. Every time I make them, I am amazed at how well they turn out. They make me feel like an amazing baker (which I am not!)

Anyway, I don't have any pictures of them, since I haven't made Easter dinner yet and I am not in the habit of taking pictures of my food! But, really TRY THEM! You won't be sorry!!

Jiffy Rolls

2 cups warm water
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp. yeast

Combine and let rest 15 minutes.

2 tsp. salt--add to 2 beaten eggs
4 1/2 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour

Combine and let rest 20 minutes.

Roll out on floured surface to about 3/4 inch thick. Cut using a round cookie cutter (I've also used the top of a cup.) Place on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise 10 minutes.
Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

My other favorite is an orange Jell-o salad. It is also so yummy and just tastes very "spring-y."

Orange Jell-o Salad
(I usually double the recipe)

1 small package orange Jell-o
1 small package vanilla pudding (NOT instant)
1 small package tapioca pudding (NOT instant)
1 can mandarin oranges
Cool Whip

Pour the Jell-o and puddings into a saucepan with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into a bowl and let set overnight. Fold in mandarin oranges WITH juice and 1/2 of 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip.

Easy and yummy! What are some of your Easter dinner favorites?


  1. Those rolls sound great...definitely want to give them a try !

  2. Mmmm, I'm intrigued by these Jiffy Rolls. I'm adding them to the list of recipes to try.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me comment about the Silhouette! I had no idea the SD meant I could use a SD cartridge instead of the computer. Duh!! Thanks so much for your input!!

    Michele :)


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