Easter Lunch 2015

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Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

This years observance of Easter is April 5, 2015 and ole man winter is still hanging on to the colder weather that was 31 degrees F. this morning.  I did some last minute shopping at our local Walmart Super Center and then picked up a couple BoJangles bacon, egg and cheese biscuits for my bride and I, of which we enjoyed with a fresh cup of Donut House K-Cup freshly brewed coffee which started the day off in good fashion even with the colder weather.

My bride wanted to get our immediate family together for Easter this year and I decided to do a honey baked ham with the two daughters bringing in a couple different vegetables, etc.  In the past, I have done deep fried turkeys but baked ham seems to be a more traditional meat served at Easter than deep fried turkey.  My bride before her stroke 9 years ago, did most of the cooking and what I did was doing things like frying fish, deep frying turkeys and most of the grilling which tends to be a man thing; more brawn than intellectual....ok Ladies, go ahead and grin real big! 

I purchased a 12.46 pound Smithfield 1/2 bone in ham and it normally takes between 12 to 15 minutes of baking time per pound at 325 degrees F. to have the ham at least 160 degrees internal temperature which is what most recommend for health and safety reasons.  In the past, my bride used various condiments for her baked hams which included whole cloves, pineapple slices and cherries along with different glazes.  I planed to do a much simpler recipe this year and naturally had to use my Wild Bill's Meat Rub along with a fairly standard honey brown sugar glaze.

I got an early start on the baked ham and everything came off in good form and around 1 PM both the daughters, Lisa and Laura, Steve, Xander and Trevor were present along with my bride and yours truly and we started off with a circle of prayer giving thanks to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior for providing us with our Salvation and blessed the food.  It didn't take too long before everything got quiet when the plates were loaded down with those "beautimous" and tasty vittles!

Our Easter meal consisted of baked ham with honey brown sugar glaze, potato salad, deviled eggs, green bean casserole, rice broccoli cheese casserole, sweet potato soufflé, sweet Hawaiian rolls, sweet tea, soft drinks and a couple frozen pies.  Below a few pixs taken, however it is hard to take pictures with a fork in one hand and a piece of ham in the other.........grin if you must!  "Jack The Ripper" would be proud how I so delicately sliced aka slashed the ham....another grin is in order!

The above ham was "off the chain good", most, juicy and succulent!

Below is the plate of food that yours truly devoured:

Plastic and Styrofoam makes clean up easy, real easy.

After our meal, we kicked back and Xander went outside with Steve, Lisa and Laura at different times and they placed some soapy bubbles in the air of which Xander chased them down having much fun doing so.

I didn't get a picture of Travis who came in after 2 PM having to work today and he enjoyed the meal too! 

There was plenty of food left over after everyone that wanted to take some home with them and I guess my bride and I will make a few ham and mustard sandwiches next week to keep the frugal theme alive and well.

It would have been great to have all the Porter Kids present but our son William Jr., and his family lives in California and we do enjoy him when he gets to visit and/or we visit him. 

There is nothing as great as family and friends and as I say at every opportunity, "Two of the greatest ships that every sailed, Friendship and Fellowship" which is so true.  I hope and pray that each of you had a wonderful and safe Easter 2015 Holiday and may God's Blessing be bestowed upon you and he keep you safe from harm.

It is also my prayer that our Nation and its corrupt leaders will turn from their immoral and politically correct demeanor, whereby our Nation will be allowed to prosper Spiritually again!  Sin is sin, regardless of which political party attempts to circumvent the truth with lies.

Again, God Bless each and every one of you!

Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 04-05-15.


If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please take this moment to accept him by Faith into your Life, whereby Salvation will be attained.   

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Open this link of Bible Verses About Salvation, King James Version Bible (KJV).

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

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