Ways To Save Money On Easter Dinner!


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Can you believe Easter is almost here? It seems like we just got done with Christmas and New Year’s celebrations!  I love Easter dinner because it is a nice reminder of Spring and it gives me a chance to be with those I love. While Easter dinner is not usually as expensive or complicated as other holiday meals, it still can get pricey, depending on how many folks you are feeding. Here are some tips to save money on your Easter Dinner this year.

Ways to Save on Easter Dinner

Plan your menu. Planning what you will be making can help you figure out not only what you will be having and keep it organized, but you can also see where you can use ingredients from what you already have on hand and buy shared ingredients for dishes.

Make your own rolls and dessert. Buying these from a bakery is so much more costly than just making your own. You don’t have to get super fancy either. Just make a simple cake and some easy biscuits if you are stretched for time.

If the crowd you are serving is large, do a potluck style meal. Offer to buy the largest expense, the Easter ham, and have all your guests bring assigned goodies such as sides, dessert, rolls, drinks and appetizers. This way, you don’t have to spend too much time cooking and can enjoy more time with your family as well as save everyone some money.

Make your own table décor. There is no need to run out and buy expensive centerpieces. If you have some tulips coming up, a simple bunch of them in a tall glass vase with colored glass rocks looks lovely and simple. You can also find do-it-yourself inspiration by looking on blogs and Pinterest for ideas.

For your main course, think outside the box. If ham is too expensive, maybe your local supermarkets have something else on sale such as ribs or lamb. Also, don’t just shop at one place for your main course. You may be able to get a great discount from local farmers, butcher shops and even warehouse clubs.

Skip expensive wine and make punch instead. If you really want to do wine, try using sangria as it is fruity and less expensive that wine and a great addition to an Easter feast.

Buy early or late. Many times, retailers mark up prices but make them come across like bargains on things like eggs or ham this time of year. Buy as soon as you think is necessary or wait until last minute when supermarkets will be marking down their hams in order to get them sold in time. Also, be on the lookout for coupons this time of year as well for eggs.

Buy produce locally. In many parts of the country, produce is already coming to town at farmer’s markets. You can usually get great deals at these local merchant’s tables. Also, be on the lookout for farm fresh eggs as well.

Buy in season and cook your meal around that. Produce that is in season this time of year is artichokes, asparagus, morel mushrooms, spring mix salad and rhubarb.

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