5 ways to save time for Easter dinner

Easter is just a few weeks away.  I’m excited to partner with HoneyBaked Ham to bring you this post with ways to save time for Easter Dinner.  Prepping holiday meals can be very time consuming and time isn’t something most people have a lot of these days. I keep thinking about my sister who almost always hosts Easter- she’s taking 3 courses at her college and she’s my dad’s Power of Attorney so she’s got a very, very full plate (pun intended) and yet, I’m sure she’s still going to offer to host for Easter. It’s what she does. That has gotten me thinking about some ways to save time for Easter dinner… who wants to spend the whole day cooking and not being with family?  Especially a year like this one where Easter is later in spring and there’s a good chance (I hope ) for a nice WARM day for everyone to be outside together!

5 Ways to Save Time for Easter Dinner

ways to save time for easter dinner

1. Plan ahead.

Seriously.  Write the menu down.  Write ingredients for each recipe down.  Check your pantry for those ingredients.  Take note of how long dishes take to cook.  Even diagram what needs to be cooked or warmed, for how long and at what temperature.

2. Delegate.

I can’t stress this enough.  As I got older and left home, I was given things to bring for dinner.  It started with rolls (store bought) and slowly I was able to handle actually cooking something that wasn’t going to make my family ill… Just because you are hosting the meal doesn’t mean you have to do everything!

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Photo Credit: Garcia Studio, Inc. 933 Fielder Avenue NW Atlanta, GA 30318 404-892-2334

Ideas for others to bring:

  1. beverages
  2. rolls
  3. salad
  4. crudite
  5. dessert
  6. sides
  7. eggs for egg hunt
  8. centerpiece

If you really feel like you want to do ALL of the cooking, that’s fine. I mean, more power to you. But you can delegate other things.  Like most of us have egg hunts at some point on Easter.  So have others bring fillers for eggs and be in charge of hiding said eggs.

3. Set up the night before.

This is a big one.  Set that table for Easter dinner the night before.  Better yet, have your family set it with you or for you.  Even little kids can handle putting napkins on the table, or serving spoons.  Don’t be a martyr.  I promise, it’s a good thing to let the kids help.  Even if the forks are upside down.

4. HoneyBaked Ham-

They have hams.  They have turkey.  They have sides.  If you are short on time, pop in to you local HoneyBaked Ham store and check out what they have to offer.

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Photo Credit: Garcia Studio, Inc.933 Fielder Avenue NWAtlanta, GA 30318404-892-2334

 5. Clean Up

Plan ahead for clean up.  Make sure if you are planning to send leftovers home with anyone that you have some containers that you don’t expect to see again (because no one does remember to return them).  Make sure your dishwasher and/or dish drainer are empty before anyone arrives on Easter.  Who wants to clean up from a big meal when the dishwasher is already full of dishes?  Make it easy on yourselves.  Have them ready to fill with dinner dishes and save some time.  (Also, delegate.  I’m a firm believer if you have done the cooking you are NOT going to be doing most of the cleaning.  Totally fair.  Anyone gives you grief, you send them my way).

 

So why do I suggest HoneyBaked Ham?

HoneyBaked is currently partnered with Feeding America to give 1 million meals this spring! So when you go to HoneyBaked to fill your belly, you are helping to fill other bellies.  That’s a pretty cool partnership, don’t you agree?

  • HoneyBaked makes serving the best tasting ham the easiest part of your Easter/Mother’s Day feast.
  • Each HoneyBaked Ham is fully cooked and ready to serve, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends.
  • Underneath that sweet, crunchy glaze is the leanest, most flavorful moist and tender hams and turkey breasts you’ll find anywhere.
  • Hams are available in all sizes to suit any size gathering, and of course, the leftovers that everyone looks forward to.
  • To complete your meal with time to spare, HoneyBaked offers more than 20 side dishes and premium desserts.
  • Stop by your local HoneyBaked store or visit locator.honeybaked.com to reserve yours today.

HoneyBaked Ham would like to send one of my readers a $50 Gift Card to their store!

 

 



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  • The closest one is 21 miles away, across town.

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  • The closest is on Ring Road in Elizabethtown KY

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  • The closest store is in Ocean Springs, MS, about ten minutes from my home.

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  • My favorite thing to get from Honey Baked Ham is their spiral cut ham, it is the best ham ever!

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  • the Happy Valley store is five miles away

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  • We have to go into Little Rock

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  • Ft. Myers, Florida

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  • I would like to try HoneyBaked’s Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

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  • Boardman,ohio

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  • Kroger, 5965 Hoover Rd., Grove City, OH 43123

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  • The one in Glendale, CA is the closest to me.

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  • Phoenix az we used to have one local but it closed

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  • Oconomowoc WI

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  • Nearest location is Upland, CA.

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  • Cedar Hill, TX right by me!

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  • The nearest Honeybaked Ham is about 1.3 miles away.

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  • The one that is closest to me is : 2701 N Mall DrVirginia Beach, VA 23452.

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  • There isn’t one near us.

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  • I love their ham and the sauces.

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  • The closest one to me is at the Southridge Center 2834 Mountaineer Blvd Charleston, WV 25309 – 10.7 miles away.

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  • knoxville tennessee

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  • my closesst location is state college pa

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  • closest store is:
    Holiday Express – Allen – Open 4/15 to 4/19
    190 East Stacy Rd., Space 1504
    Allen, TX 75002

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  • In Sacramento, about 18 miles away.

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  • I can easily get to the Atlanta or Tucker location this weekend to get our Easter ham.

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  • We have a Honey Baked Ham 20 min. from my house and I love to use them for holidays.

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  • My closest one is Destin, just over the bridge.

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  • We love their ham and chicken.Soooo….. GOOD!

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  • 4 lb. Mini Ham

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  • I have one 3 miles away….I never knew that

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  • Austin, Texas is my closest store. That is 45 miles away from my little town.

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  • The closest Honey Baked Ham location to me is on Redwood Rd. in Salt Lake.

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  • At the seasonal store here in our Kroger, I like to get the slices of ham that are prepackaged. This way we can either eat them with sides or just makes sandwiches with them. They also had these sandwich spreads, kinda like tuna sandwich spread except one made with turkey and one with ham, that were superb!

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  • There is a seasonal one in Kroger here in town but the closest actual store would be located in Little Rock, AR.

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  • My favorite thing is the Honey Baked Ham!

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  • I like the ham with the garlic mashed potatoes

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  • The closest store to me is about 25 miles away in Greenville, N.C.

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  • My favorite is the ham itself, but I’ve heard the Yam Souffle is really good, so I’d like to try that next.

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  • Ours is in Pleasanton.

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  • I love to get the cheesecake when I go.

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  • My closest Honey Baked Ham is 50 miles away in Sioux Falls, SD. We’ve ate there and their sandwiches are so good.

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  • Another favorite of mine (and also my kids) is the cheesecake.

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  • Do they have turkey also? I want to visit the store!

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  • Near my office in Charlotte, NC

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  • The cheesecake is really my favorite thing to get.

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  • All great tips! I always spend the day in the kitchen instead of enjoying my family!

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  • My favorite is the Ham, of course, and the Mashed Potatoes.

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  • The nearest location is in Newington. CT.

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  • Another favorite is there Creamy Deluxe Carrot Cake! YUM!

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  • My closest location is Elizabethtown, KY.

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  • I love to get their ham!

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  • Setting things up the night before is always a good tip. You never know what will happen the next day and you’ll wish you had more time.

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  • These are some great tips…. and holy wow, those cakes look amazing!

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  • I havent tried anything from their store yet but the half ham looks delicious!

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  • I’ve only ever had the ham from HoneyBaked Ham… but I’d love to try the cinnamon apples!

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  • There is one at 23310 US Highway 19 N Clearwater, FL … about 8 miles away

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  • We love Honey baked Ham. It’s such a great main dish for Easter.

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  • We love the Honeybaked Ham store! Not only is their ham and turkey delicious but they have sides and desserts and sandwiches there, also. Great tips on how to make an Easter dinner stress-free!

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  • These are great tips to make it through a stress-free Easter dinner! I especially like the suggestion of going to Honey Baked Ham – who doesn’t like their food? Thanks for sharing!

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  • I like getting the ham of course! But I have tried the turkey and sampled some of the desserts before. Everything is delicious!

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  • My closest store is in Atlanta, not too far from where I live.

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  • we love their honeybaked ham the best from there – so tender and sweet

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  • They have a store 15 minutes from my work. We order lunch from them for meetings.

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  • Great tips! We don’t have a HoneyBaked store near me but I wish there was!

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  • My closest store is in Harrisonburg, Virginia which is about twenty miles away. Just a nice drive.

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  • Our closest location is in Carmel!

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  • It would be the Barbecue Pork Ribs.

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  • We don’t eat meat in our home. But these pictures look great. Looks like you have Easter dinner down

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  • We have a new store near us hat recently opened. I love their ham and turkey. Yum.

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  • This one is closest to me:

    35101 Euclid Ave
    Willoughby, OH 44094

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  • Hi! I know this address well. lol I served their hams & turkeys at my wedding reception. It is 7221 US Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781. About 6 miles away. Super yummy!! Thank-you

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  • We get up for Easter sunrise service. So setting up the night before is huge for us

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  • I’m hosting Easter brunch, so I can definitely use these tips! Thanks!

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  • Great tips. I always say the most important thing is delegating.

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  • University Pointe, Charlotte, NC

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  • The tips you gave here are good tips for all year log.

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  • One of my favorite things to get is the mac and cheese.

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  • Goodness I don’t think there are Honey B around here. I need to check. They have delicious hams.

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  • Why does the terms of this giveaway say, Voucher to be sent by sponsor to winner for a free night stay at any US location Hampton Hotel? Thought this was for ham.

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    • Oops!! Because I can use a previous giveaway to set up a new one and missed that, so thank you!! All fixed.

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  • I have never been to their store, I can only imagine what I would love to buy!

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  • Nearest store is 31 miles away, not too bad. Never been to this store.

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  • Oh my goodness. Both the ham and the turkey look absolutely delicious!

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  • Oh my gosh, that ham looks so good! I’m so hungry!! LOL!

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  • 420 Town Center
    Rt 202 S
    New Britain, PA 18901 is closest

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  • about 30 miles away

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  • Their Food Is Sooooo Delicious I Get Every Time I Don’t Want To Cook It’s Convenient & Delicious!

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  • I’ve always wanted to try a HoneyBaked Ham! According to the store locator, there is a HoneyBaked Ham right in Edison, NJ which is funny, I never knew there was one there!

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  • Love this! Especially the clean up section…that’s so something I never consider!

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  • Huntington Beach
    19022 Beach Blvd
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    6.9 miles away

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  • I love their ham so much! If they can make a shortcut out of a busy day, I’m all for it!

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  • My closest store is Joliet, IL.

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  • 17 mi away in Cincinnati Ohio!

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  • I love everything at the HoneyBaked store, but my favorite thing to buy is the turkey breast. It’s fantastic. I also like the cheesecake a lot too.

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  • My nearest is Saugus, Massachusetts

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  • I have a HoneyBaked store just a few miles from my house in Pensacola Florida on Davis highwwy. I love to visit the store.

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