Easter time is usually associated with idyllic, sunny meadows speckled with pastel-colored, egg-laying bunny rabbits. In reality, sometimes (even despite what the groundhog said) the weatherman doesn’t get the memo, and you end up having to improvise your Easter plans accordingly. Whether it’s a surprise turn in your springtime forecast that’s causing you to scramble for another idea, or you just want to try something fun and new, one thing is certain: the holidays are what you make of them. Here are a few things that we at AppliancePartsPros do to make Easter the warmest and fuzziest of holidays.
We hold two contests each year. The first is the Spring Candy Contest. Contestants design a scene using spring candy. Half of the scene has to be made up of candy, and the other half has to be something creative – it could also be made of candy, but not necessarily. They enter their scenes for a chance to win a prize in one of three categories: Most Impressive, Most Creative, and Most Humorous. In 2013 we had Circus De Peeps, Walking Peeps, Hot Tub Chicks (Peep Chicks in a hot tub made from Twix and cake), and several more entries.
The second springtime contest is the Egglett Contest. The egglett is a boiled egg that’s designed and entered to win a prize in one of the following categories: Most Creative, Fun in the Sun, and Famous Person. In 2013, agents made witches, The Joker, characters from the Toy Story movies, and Tom Selleck as entries.
Another fun and easy way to enjoy the holiday is by cooking something memorable for the family. Here are a few recipes shared by some of our employees that you can also make for Easter (or any time you like!):
Shared by Crystal Hicks, Customer Service Rep who has happily served our customers since 2012
- 1lb ground beef
- 2 cans of mixed veggies or your choice of fave veggie
- 8 oz sour cream
- 2 cans of cream of mushroom or your choice of “cream of” soup
- shredded cheese
- 1 box of mashed potatoes
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown ground beef and drain, drain grease, then empty into casserole dish, spreading evenly over the bottom.
- While your meat is browning, combine your two cans of veggies (drained) and “cream of” soup into a medium bowl, and set aside.
- Depending on the size of your casserole dish, make enough mashed potatoes by the directions on the box to do one layer in your dish (usually about 6 servings).
- While your potatoes are making, get your veggie and soup mixture, and fold in 8 oz of sour cream until well blended. Then put it as one layer over your meat in casserole dish.
- When your potatoes are done, season to your liking and layer over the veggie, soup mixture evenly.
- Bake in oven for 30-40 mins.
- Take out and sprinkle shredded cheese to your liking over the casserole. Then put back into oven and set your oven to broil for about 3-5 mins, or until cheese is melted and potatoes are golden brown.
- Take out and let cool for about 5-10 mins and serve.
WHITE CHOCOLATE CINNAMON PRETZELS
Shared by Chenoa Coppedge, Customer Service Rep who has happily served our customers since 2009
- 1 bag of pretzels (square shaped work best)
- 2/3 cup oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cinnamon/sugar for sprinkling
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Whisk together oil, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Pour pretzels in microwave safe bowl and pour in oil mixture.
- Stir until pretzels are coated.
- Microwave for 1 minute, then stir.
- Microwave for 45 seconds more.
- Spread pretzels evenly on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
- While still warm, sprinkle cinnamon/sugar generously. Melt white chocolate, slowly and over low heat. Drizzle over cooled pretzels.
- Store in airtight container.
If you try any of these, let us know what you think. We would love to hear about your activities as well. No matter what you’re celebrating this year, and whether or not you’re near friends and family, we wish you a happy and fun Easter
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