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Blessing for Easter Food
Prayer Source: Family Customs: Easter to Pentecost

O Lord, who hast blessed five loaves in the desert, Graciously give us bread for life's needs. Almighty God, let not Thy gifts lead us to sin. Let not the goblet of sparkling wine induce us to misdeeds. While we enjoy our feast, let us also in charity remember All those who suffer want and hunger. May not the pleasure of the body stifle the inspirations Of Thy Holy Spirit, O Lord.

Easter Decorations for the Kitchen and Dining Rooms:

Easter Menus and Link-Ups:

Breads and Cheese:

Appetizers and Side Dishes:

Main Dishes:



Easter Fun for Kids in the Kitchen:

Easter Eggs and Grass:

The 50 Days of Easter ~ The Good Shepherd's Garden Party

A couple years ago Charlotte and I put together a series of weekly menus for celebrating the 50 days of Easter along with The Garden of the Good Shepherd: A Sticker Calendar to Count the Fifty Days of Easter.   If you aren't able to order the Sticker Calendar, Charlotte has also illustrated a darling printable version!  You can read all the details here.

Charlotte and I have been trying to decide whether or not to post a link-ups again this coming Easter Season.  Is anyone interested in joining us this year?

Suggested Menus from 2010:

Garden Party Link Ups:
  • The Good Shepherd's Garden Party :: Week One (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • The Good Shepherd's Garden Party :: Week Two (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • The Good Shepherd's Garden Party :: Week Three (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • The Good Shepherd's Garden Party :: Week Four (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • The Good Shepherd's Garden Party :: Week Five (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • The Good Shepherd's Garden Party :: Week Six (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • The Good Shepherd's Garden Party :: Week Seven (2010, 2011, 2012)

You can scroll through all the past links ups here:

Divine Mercy Sunday:




Novena for Easter

O Divine Saviour, who rose from the dead on that first glorious Easter morn, grant that I may rise from my sins and so live as to see You, glorious and immortal, in heaven. Lord, I am nothing, but, although nothing, I adore You.
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  1. Love the food! You’re amazing. This menu is fantastic, It sure will help everyone who’s looking for a perfect menu like this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


  2. Great post Jessica!! Thank you for putting all this together!
    I added it to my Easter post here:
    Have a blessed Holy Week!!

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  4. My son is interested in making the white stuff in the fancy glasses. We can't seem to locate a recipe or even the name of it. Help, please?

    Angela :-)

    1. Those are Vanilla Steamers from this post over at Shower of Roses:

      Basically just steamed milk with some vanilla and sweetener of choice added.

      You can also find "Mount Carmel Steamers" in the archives here at Catholic Cuisine: