Some people love to make traditional Easter meals. They like things like ham and turkey for Easter dinner. Our family does not like to go the traditional route. We like to mix things up a bit with our Easter recipes. These are some recipes that my mom taught me, and I hope that you like these recipes for Easter dinner too.
Roast Beef and Gravy
4 pounds of pot roast or boneless beef bottom round
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups low sodium beef broth
A pinch of salt and pepper for taste
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Put the roast beef in a roasting pan. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the meat. Bake for an hour. Baste the meat with some of the beef broth. I like to use low sodium beef broth because I try to make my recipes a bit healthier when I can. You will know when it is done when you can easily cut it with a fork. Wait about 8 minutes before slicing it.
Now it is time to make the gravy that goes with it. Save the drippings from your roasting pan. You will need one and half tablespoons of the drippings to mix with your flour and the rest of your beef broth. Mix together and cook it again. Let the gravy mixture boil. When it thickens you are done making your gravy. Serve the roast beef and gravy together.
Mashed Potatoes and Cheese
4 to 6 large potatoes
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon milk
3 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Many people love regular mashed potatoes, but I am a real fan of cheese so I add cheese to my homemade mashed potatoes. The first thing you will want to do is run your potatoes under cold water to wash off all dirt if there is any. Then with a vegetable parer you will want to peel the skins off the potatoes. Cut the potatoes in quarters. Cover them with cold water in a saucepan. Cook them until they boil then lower the heat to medium for about 30 minutes. You will know when they are done when the potatoes are tender.
Drain the potatoes, and put them back in the saucepan. Take a potato masher and mash the potatoes until smooth. Add butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix mixture until fluffy. Then I would take half the portion out for having regular mashed potatoes for people to enjoy. The second half I would add in the shredded cheddar cheese, and mix well for those people who like cheesy mashed potatoes. Enjoy!