This weekend is the celebration of Easter and Passover! Passover begins at sundown on Friday, and Easter is celebrated on Sunday. This holiday season is a great time to be with family, and an even better time to cook!  A very popular Easter tradition that has to do with food, but not eating, is decorating Easter eggs.  This is a fun, family-friendly tradition that can be enjoyed by all!  When it comes to dinner, Ham and Lamb are very popular selections for any family dinner!

The Passover Seder, the first meal of Passover, is traditionally celebrated with a plate containing six different items.  These items are bitter herbs, lettuce, fruit and nuts, a vegetable, a roasted lamb or goat bone, and a roasted egg.  Each item holds its own symbolic meaning to the story of Exodus from Egypt, including the three slices of matzo on a separate plate.  Today’s Passover Seder differs from family to family, but this is the traditional plate!

Below, you can find some great meals for your Easter or Passover meal!  Just click on the pictures to take you to the recipe!

Roasted Rack of Lamb:  This is a great meal to make for the weekend and is always a crowd pleaser!


Tangy Honey Glazed Ham:  This is a great way to spice up your holiday ham!  Add this glaze for a great tasting meal!

Glazed Ham

Easy Slow Cooker Ham:  Don’t think you are a master in the kitchen?  Surprise your family with making your ham in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Ham

Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon:  Salmon with a kick!  This seafood item makes for a great main dish!


Quaker Valley Foods is a great source for the ingredients to these tasty and convenient Easter and Passover meals.  We offer a variety of delicious ham, lamb, and seafood products that will make these meals irresistible!  In addition to these items, we also carry veal, deli items, and imported meats!  To learn more, reach out to your Quaker Valley Food’s Sales Representative. Or check out our website where a full listing of all our products can be found under “What we Sell.”