Easter? What Easter? Writing the holidays – NaPoWriMo Day24

My mom, who has Alzheimers, couldn’t remember doing anything special for our childhood Easters. I had to remind her of the glazed ham with raisin sauce, the candied sweet potatoes, the dyed eggs and deviled eggs, the egg hunts and Easter baskets full of candies and treats. Holiday traditions are great events to write into life stories, and I personally think everyone should include some recipes of the foods they grew up with. I’m including the raisin sauce recipe in case you want to sweeten up your ham leftovers.

Raisin sauce

1 cup water
4 Tbs butter
½ cup white sugar
2 Tbsp flour
¼ cup raisins
Salt, nutmeg

Melt butter and sugar in saucepan with the water. Shake flour (or cornstarch) with a little water in a small container, add to simmering sauce to thicken. Add raisins, touch of salt and nutmeg.

Raisin sauce with ham
Deviled eggs and yam,
And after the dishes are cleared
Don’t forget the choco bunny ears.


About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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1 Response to Easter? What Easter? Writing the holidays – NaPoWriMo Day24

  1. kathy says:

    I loved the raisin sauce that nobody else has ever heard of or makes. I miss the special family times of the past.

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