Bunny Baxter’s Ultimate Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter Bunny Easter Sunday Lunch Cook

Guest poster – Bunny Baxter here: Rabbit featuring on your Easter Sunday lunch menu?

I certainly hope not. (Well, not unless it’s the Easter Bunny shaped chocolate kind). I know I don’t plan on becoming a hot cross bun – see what I did there – anytime soon, thank you. (To view my Easter Bunny post, click here).

None the less, here in the UK, the Easter weekend festivities often culminate in the act of sharing Easter Sunday lunch with the family. I’m not referring to all that gorging yourself on chocolate eggs malarkey – that doesn’t count as a meal, sadly. Booo! No, in between the excessive chocolate consumption, proper sustenance is needed. This Easter Sunday lunch jazz, usually, consists of meat and two vegetables, or what us Brits like to affectionately call, a ‘roast’. Traditionally, the meat served up is lamb, what with it being spring and all.

Easter Bunny Easter Sunday Lunch Chef

Now, being a rabbit, I don’t hold any carnivorous tendencies, but I do like the idea of participating in the Easter Sunday lunch tradition (again, not in the ‘finding myself being cooked up for lunch’ way).

You see, I don’t want the meat element, but there’s nothing to stop me indulging in some lovely spring vegetables; spring cabbage, new season carrots, that sort of thing. Your standard rabbity favourites. The trick here, is to turn almost everyday bunny staples into special occasion fare. I’ve often found, the key to elevating vegetables, from side dish into main meal, lies in getting creative with different flavours and textures. All Jamie Oliver like – (get some inspiration from the fella here).

I’ve had a play around with a few different seasonings myself, and think I’ve created a yummy dish, fit for an Easter bunny. Who isn’t going in the pot!

What’s on your menu this Easter? Hopefully not rabbit!

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The Great Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

Easter Bunny

It’s nearly Easter bunny time! You can keep your lambs, chicks, and ducklings because it’s the Easter bunny who is the queen of Easter celebrations. Nobody else rocks up to the party bringing the cuteness and bearing chocotastic gifts. The others just rudely turn up empty handed.

Pick your Easter companion wisely – ain’t nobody getting a chocolate egg off Mr.Lamb.

Now, Easter bunny had a lot to arrange in the run up to Easter. In a bid to get organised, she bought the chocolate eggs early and put them away for safe keeping. Unfortunately, being a dreadfully forgetful sort, she’s at a loss as to where she hid all those lovely chocolate eggs earlier. This is where ‘The Great Easter Egg Hunt’ begins;

Top tips for a Great Easter Egg Hunt:

  • Obtain and Hide Eggs: The hunt doesn’t end until the last egg is found, so keep a count of how many eggs you hide! 

Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

  • Arm all Egg Hunters with colour coded basket: Easter bunny has her bunny basket ready and raring to go.  She choose the pink edition, naturally.

Easter bunny in garden
Easter Bunny

It’s hard to know where to begin looking…

Bunny sitting in Easter egg

  • Lead egg hunters to designated search area: Leave no stone (or indeed gigantic egg) unturned in your search. Be determined – you will locate the eggs!

This is pretty much all that’s involved in organising and setting out an Easter egg hunt. Easter bunny searched high and low, for most of the afternoon, before she located all of her yummy chocolate eggs. What a relief! Easter bunny is back on track. Hopefully, this will teach her to be less forgetful next year. Happy Easter!

Easter bunny with Easter eggs

 How will you be celebrating Easter?