Weekly Meal Plans {Week 33 1/2} The Easter Week Edition

Happy Wednesday, y’all!  It’s Easter week here – so this Weekly Meal Plan is following a bit of a different path, I’m including a few leftover ideas, side dishes, desserts, and Easter Ham suggestions.  Hope you’re enjoying the menu plans; I love hearing how they’re helping you, and which recipes are going into your rotations! 

easter week meal plan


This won’t be a full week’s worth of meals, and it’s actually going to follow a bit of a different pattern than the others, but I’ll get back to that with next week’s meal plan, promise!

sweet treat

If you’re looking for some scrumptious sweets to make for your Easter party, neighborhood egg hunt, family gathering, or just because you have an insatiable sweet tooth, these are for you!

Peeps Cupcakes for Easter

These adorable Easter Cupcakes with Peeps are fun to make, delicious to eat, and are a great way to get the kids in the kitchen with you!  Small hands are perfect for separating the peeps, sprinkling the green sugar, and placing the Peeps on the cupcakes

If you want to color eggs with the kids, check out this video how to for Natural Easter Egg Dyes with Laurie Smithwick of Step Away From the Screen and Make Something!

This Lightened Up Coconut Cake from Chocolate & Carrots is not only gorgeous, but delicious! 

How about this darling Robins Egg Dip from Lemon Tree Dwelling, perfect for gracing your Easter Table – or as a fun leftover candy treat – such a cute and scrumptious idea!

scrumptious sides


Side dishes can accentuate and complement the main dish, or if you’re dealing with a hearty side like macaroni and cheese; it can double as a main dish.  Your call!

Sweet Potato Hash

This Sweet Potato Hash from Cooking On the Front Burners is a delightful side because it can be a side dish, a breakfast, a main dish, or whatever you want it to be.  It’s incredibly versatile, beautiful to look at, and delicious! 



The gorgeous vibrant colors and contrasting flavors of this Radicchio, Pear, and Walnut salad from The Bitter Side of Sweet would pair brilliantly with a smoked ham, roasted turkey, or as a main dish for your favorite vegetarian.


2 Cheese BAked Macaroni and Cheese

Comfort food is always a wonderful addition to any meal, and what’s more comforting than Macaroni and Cheese?  This yummy 2 Cheese Baked Mac and Cheese dish from The Kitchen is My Playground features cheese, pasta, and an easy to make bechamel {white sauce}

We’re huge fans of Bacon Wrapped Asparagus; it’s a delicious side dish or appetizer.  Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is easy to make, looks impressive, and can be prepped ahead of time. Breakfast Brunch Brinner


Whether you like brinner, breakfast, or brunch – here are some delicious dishes to add to your meal plan, Easter brunch, or Friday Brinner

Blueberry Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Doesn’t this berry studded french toast casserole make you want to dive into your screen?  It looks absolutely decadent, mouthwatering, and perfect for Easter brunch, or brinner tonight, whatever.  Snag this gorgeous Blueberry Strawberry French Toast Casserole from Flavor Mosaic today!


Cheesy ham and hashbrown bake

This Cheesy (7 Cheese!!) Ham and Hashbrown Bake can be served for Easter Brunch, or is perfect for using up some of that leftover Easter Ham.  It’s rich, savory, cheesy, and absolutely incredible.

Okay, let’s get to the main dish – the star of the table – the featured attraction.

the featured attraction

Easter Table

If you love easy Easter Ham recipes, then this Pineapple Chipotle Glazed Ham and Whiskey Brown Sugar Bourbon Glazed Ham recipes are for you.

This Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Ham from Go Go Go Gourmet is incredibly gorgeous and sounds amazing.

If you’re looking for something a bit different, this Orange Marmalade Ginger Ham from A Dish of Daily Life would be a wonderful addition to your Easter Menu

leftovers night

deep dish easter leftovers pizza

What else can you do with that leftover Easter Ham?  Try this Deep Dish Leftover Easter Ham Pizza Recipe from Farm Fresh Feasts

Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts has a wonderful recipe for a Creamy Spring Gnocchi that is perfect for using up leftover Easter ham and veggies

You can use any of your leftover Easter ham, turkey, and veggies to make individual crustless quiche aka Individual Baked Egg Muffins for easy snacking and breakfasts on the go.


Happy Eating, and Happy Easter, y’all!  

What will be on your Easter table?  What are your favorite Easter leftover tricks? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks in the comments below!

What are your meal planning struggles?  What can I do to help you get through the week?  What kinds of meals do you want to see on A Southern Fairytale, and in these weekly meal plan posts?

Share your struggles, comments, wins, loves, needs, and favorite recipes in the comments!  If you’re a food blogger and you’d like to have your recipes considered for the Weekly Meal Plans please e-mail me ASouthernFairytale@gmail.com 

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    1. LOL Katie 🙂 The best part, you can make it the night before! Add cheese and bake in the morning. That’s what I do when I make it for the schools 🙂 or for holidays

  1. Oh my!! Everything looks amazing!! I want to try at least 3 of these next week, will let you know how that goes! Haha. Thanks for sharing, your food always makes me hungry!

    1. Isn’t that Berry French Toast Casserole scrumptious looking?! I cannot wait to make it, and I’ll try not to devour it all by myself 😉

    1. I love doing these menu plans because they inspire me, and the women who share their recipes are so incredible, too! Hope you drop in and say Hi to them.

    1. I can’t wait to try this, too! I’d love to hear about the sweet potato hash recipe you tried and loved 🙂 Have a delicious weekend!

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