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    Default Your frugal Easter?

    What are folks planning? Is it a big family gathering? Or a quiet day of reflection? How will you keep it frugal?

    I have some ham in the freezer that I will pull out, and I am hoping for a sale on eggs next week. We love deviled eggs!
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    Have to drive to my sisters house 3 hrs away. From a gas standpoint it is very unfrugal. However, I am trying to find some mystery shops that I can do either coming or going to help ease the pain.

    Deviled eggs sound like a good thing to take. I have 3 cartons in the fridge and I think I will go with that. Thanks!

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    Personally, i would like to stay home, eat the ham thats in my freezer with mashed potatos, cabbage salad and rolls and call it a day. Unfortunately, I will most likely have to go spend the day with my In laws and not be happy about the meal or the company! UGH!

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    we will be on sunny beaches of FLA!

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    Probably treat it like any other day here - no special meal but I will see if I can round up some sort of 'treats' for DH & I - chocolate or maybe bake something.

    I hope we're done reno's by then so we can finally have a day off and just be vegetables again.

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    I have potatoes for cheesy potaotes,pies contents and a ham in the freezer,canned veg and stuffing mix. SO no $$ spent if i choose.
    We don't have anyone to make a basket for so massive $$$$ saved that way. We don't take photos or buy Easter clothes.
    I prob. even have cards tucked away. (thanks for the reminder to check.)
    We may spend to see the folks 1 hr. away?

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    Family is just 5 minutes away so that helps. We do a potluck brunch. I choose two things that I already most of the ingredients for. Usually that's deviled eggs and a fruit or veggie tray. Since we are a small family no one has to bring large amounts of any item and there is always plenty of food.

    My first grandbaby is due 2 days before Easter. If she is born before Easter it will be a very unfrugal Easter because I'm going to buy her the world. ha!! Exactly how big is the biggest fluffliest Easter bunny ever? (my families all do the Easter bunny traditions)
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    Breakfast at church only have to bring some fruit. (some people are assigned egg casseroles)

    Lunch Hubby and Buddy make that. Always includes ham loaf and devilied egg. The salad veggies and fruit change a bit.

    Dinner leftovers, if hungry

    Outfit as just good Sunday clothes. Nothing new needed unless the children have outgrown everything.

    The children use the same Easter basket that was given to them for their first Easter. Easter Bunny tends to leave some candy in the plastic eggs. Three eggs per child and a big candy like a chocolate bunny( the bunny is the only candy that does not become communal.

    Grandma comes for the whole day ( breakfast through supper)to visit and brings the children two spring and summer outfits (based on what and on they need and like)
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    we are going to church on Easter Sunday will bring mashed potatoes to dinner....

    we will celebrate on Monday when everyone canget some work time off...

    dinner will be
    deviled eggs
    oven fried chicken ( in freezer)
    loaded mashed.pots
    mac and cheese
    copycat olive garden salad
    chocolate cake with cheese cake pudding on top and crushed oreos

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    Will be extremely unfrugal as we are going away for a long weekend like we do everyyear over Easter. As far as baskets Im gonna get them a CD or DVD and a chocolate bunny and maybe some coins or dollars in some eggs. Then done. I got so tired of all the plastic junk toys and throwing them away a week or so later when they were broke.
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    Just having a few people over. Not making a formal meal, just a couple of appetizers to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaflex View Post
    we will be on sunny beaches of FLA!
    Oh, Sounds wonderful! Have a great time!

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    Going to aunt's house for a gargantuan dinner-get together. She is a great cook. Don't know what the menu is but it'll sure be good. She lives 10 minutes away too, so no long drive.
    I'll bring her a potted plant as a hostess gift.
    No baskets for us, as I'm the "baby" in the family ( at 31 yo).
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    The usual 6 hours of driving and two family dinners.
    But, I think we will be able to drive to my family's Sat night after mass so that will be nice. My sister just had a baby so I want to spend as much time as I can with her!

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    thanks polly we will certainly enjoy our 4th yr in this wonderful slice of paradise we have found....

    hoping to eat some fresh grilled pompano (that dh catches) on easter along w/ maybe some roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, garlic bread and salad....that is an ideal easter dinner at the beach imo!

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