Easter during quarantine

It was so strange to go from 60-70 people at my uncle's house, to only the four of us at home this Easter. Quarantining through Covid19 will never go forgotten. That being said, I did try to make Easter special for my family still. I had planned the menu for a couple of weeks since supplies and ingredients have been hard to find. All worked out luckily! Here is what we made:

Breakfast: Whole wheat pancakes in the shape of a bunny. Two cadbury mini eggs for eyes, a strawberry nose and bow tie, banana slices for cheeks and marshmallows for teeth.

Appetizers: This Pillsbury pull apart bread is a favorite of mine! It is filled with cheese, spinach and seasoning. Wrapped in crescent rolls and placed into a bundt pan. I do find that it needs longer time in the oven than the Pillsbury recipe calls for, so keep that in mind!

I also served my wasabi cream cheese appetizer found here.

Main Course: This stuffed pork from Natasha's kitchen was incredible... truly. We have never made stuffed pork before, but Natasha's recipe was easy to follow and came out perfectly cooked. We will definitely be adding it to our monthly rotation of dinners! Recipe here: Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Side dishes: I made two sides with the star pork. Corn casserole and deep fried brussels sprouts. The corn casserole recipe has been in my family for years. It is SWEET, almost like a dessert! Sometimes I even leave the sugar out the recipe, and it comes out just as good!

Corn Casserole:

1 can of creamed corn (16 oz)
1 can of corn niblets (16 oz) -- do not drain the water from the can
2 eggs, beaten
8 oz Sour cream
1 stick butter, melted
1 box Jiffy corn mix
1/2 cup sugar *optional*

Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish and bake for 70 minutes on 350 degrees
*I used the red cocottes just for serving, I baked in one round casserole dish

Deep fried brussels sprouts: Cut each brussel in half, and deep fry for 3 to 4 minutes at 350 degrees. Drain on to paper towel and sprinkle with salt immediately. Drizzle on Mikes hot honey and fresh lemon juice. They are the best this way!

Dessert: Brookie parfait - Follow directions to boxed brownie mix, but add in a few balls of store bought cookie dough from the tub/tube. Bake as directed and let cool.
Build the parfait - brownie/cookie mix, chocolate pudding, peanut butter eggs, repeat. Top with whipped cream! Yum!

Happy Easter from my two beauties, Kora and Everett.

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