Have no fear, Easter is not canceled
Updated: Apr 13
I know what you're thinking, how on earth are we going to be able to celebrate Easter Sunday this year? How can I still make the day fun for the children? What will I cook?
Fear not mamas, we at MumShape are here to help!
1 x 2.5kg shoulder of British lamb, bone-in (can use beef or pork)uld probably notice the shelves have been a little empty, but the supermarkets are working around the clock to combat this. when I went to my local store yesterday, although having to queue for 40 minutes just to get inside, the shelves were stocked up and I was able to get everything I needed for the week and for my easter Sunday meal. So I hope you too will be able to find all the ingredients you need, if not, you can always substitute for ingredients you do find.
Simple Easter Sunday Dinner
As mentioned, I know it can still be difficult to get ahold of certain ingredients, with this in mind, I have listed the ingredients I was able to find along with some alternatives.
Easter lamb with a mint glaze
Serves: 6-8 people
1 x 2.5kg shoulder of British lamb, bone in (can use beef or pork)
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely crushed 4 tbsp olive or vegetable oil 2 tsp dried oregano 2 tsp dried mint Salt and pepper
For the glaze 6 tbsp mint jelly 2 tbsp Dijon mustard Salt and pepper
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
3 tbsp clear honey
5 tbsp wholegrain mustard
Preheat the oven to 220C, Gas 7
Make 6-8 deep incisions in the lamb, right down to the bone, with a sharp knife
Mix together the garlic, oil, oregano, mint and salt and pepper, really mix well
Spread the oil over the lamb, then place in a roasting tin on top of some scrunched up foil
Pop in the oven and cook for 20 minutes to brown slightly, then reduce the heat to 180C, Gas 4. Cook for a further 1 hour 15 minutes.
Once you get to the 1-hour 15-minute stage, remove the lamb from the oven and turn the oven up to 220C, Gas 7 again
Mix all the ingredients for the glaze well and spoon all over the lamb. Return to the oven for 15-20 minutes, to glaze nicely.
Once cooked, remove the lamb, cover with foil and leave to rest for 35-40 minutes. Carve and serve.
Stir-fried spring greens and onions
Ingredients 4 tbsp olive oil 2 small onions, very thinly sliced 2 tbsp dried rosemary 2 small heads spring greens, very finely shredded
Use any seasonal veg you can get ahold of in your local store.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok
Add the onions and rosemary and cook for 3-4 minutes to soften
Add the spring greens and 100ml water, turn up the heat and season well with salt and pepper. Mix well then place a lid on and steam for 2-3 minutes.
Take off the lid and boil off all the water, then the greens will be cooked and glazed nicely in the oil
Steamed Jersey royals
600g Jersey Royal potatoes, washed and scraped (or any potatoes you can find)
Cold salted butter
Place the Jersey Royals into a saucepan, cover with cold water and add a touch of salt
Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and gently simmer until cooked
Once cooked, drain well, then place the potatoes back into the pan, cover with cling film and leave for at least 20 minutes to rest.
Serve and enjoy
DIY Easter Crafts
Egg Carton Spring Chicks
Personally, this is one of my favorite Easter crafts. It is simple, effective, as best of all, involves recycling (whats not to love).
What you need for your egg carton chicks
acrylic paint & brush
glue, scissors, marker
1. Cut around two egg holders, trim off any excess on the edges. 2. Glue the two pieces together. 3. Paint the egg holders and allow to dry. 4. Then add a beak and eyes.
Bunny Party Hats
What you will need
card in various pastel shades
Easter Bunny Party Hat Template
Create the party hat shape with this template.
Cut out the eyes and nose in simple circles and triangles shapes. Cut long thin pieces for the whiskers.
Glue on the eyes and nose.
Draw a cute mouth using a marker.
Cut slits into the side of the hat using a knife or scissors (to insert the ears).
Cut out ear shapes and fold at the bottom.
Insert the ears and secure with tape.
Attach twine to the sides of the hat and secure with tape.
Done, Enjoy your new bunny hats!
What you will need:
Video credit Handimania
We hope you love these easter suggestions and try a few out yourself. If you do, remember to tag us on Instagram :)
Happy Easter Mamas, from all of us at MumShape xx