Good Friday Meal for Two
Good Friday is a special occasion, a holiday for some – or a simple meal for two.
Easter weekend has become famous for deviled eggs, dyed Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts – and if you grew up like I did from the South – vegetables and salads.
Good Friday meals can include the freshest of vegetables and fruit. Farm produce stands fill up with the sweetest fruit and wonderful green herbs and veggies. Organic. Nutritious. Healthy. Fresh out of the garden.
Vegetables are filled with nutrients that you can easily combine into any meal. Green veggies may not tempt you the first thing when you wake up in the mornings. But they are so good for you and good with any meal.
Find a Farmers’ Market
Go to your local farmers’ market if there isn’t a fresh produce stand nearby. Look for sweet strawberries and fresh cilantro. Take a deep breath, inhaling the aromatic scents. You can’t resist purchasing them.
Strawberries in season taste the best. They are the kind that send an amazing aroma right to your nose as the wind blows it your way while you’re standing by a farmers’ market fruit stand.
Fresh cilantro is tantalizing. I bought a bunch of cilantro one day at a farmers’ market only because I was standing at a table where I smelled a wonderful herbal waft. Ah! Cilantro! I took out a dollar bill from my wallet and handed it to the farmer lady.
Make a vegetable and fruit salad with something green and something red – cilantro and strawberries. Add other colorful veggies. You don’t even have to use lettuce.
If you love bacon like I do, the flavor of freshly cooked bacon is good with no matter what you eat it with.
Add bacon to veggies, salads, and meats.
Greens, as we call them down South, refer to turnip greens, mustard greens, and collard greens. My favorite as a young girl was the mustard greens. My mother dipped the mustard leaves in a skillet of bacon grease.
Okay, I admit that the grease from my bacon mustard greens was not the healthiest way to cook organic greens from the garden – but it was good.
In later years, my mother often cooked a big pot of collard greens or turnip greens. Special occasions meant a pot of collards or turnip greens were served with another huge pot of Crowder peas, also called field peas.
Oh, and I must not forget to mention the cornbread. Always, we ate what my mother, grandmother, and aunts called pones of cornbread.
A pone of cornbread usually means cooked in an iron skillet. However, a pone also refers to cornbread cooked over a fire in a particular type of iron pan.
Now for that meal for two, are you ready for the vegetable and fruit salad recipe? Here you go:
Veggie & Fruit Salad
Vegetable and fruit salad medley
- 1 Each Apple
- 6 Each Strawberries
- 10 Each Grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 1/3 Cup Ken's Steak House Lite Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing
- 3 Ribs Celery same as 3 sticks or stems of celery, not the whole stalk
- 2 Servings Kerrygold Dubliner aged cheese
- 1 Cup Broccoli spears, divided into small pieces
Slice the strawberries thinly, and cut the apple into slices then into small pieces.
Mix all the veggies and fruits together.
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
Serve with your choice of sandwich, cut in half.
Good Friday No-Cook Meal
Got leftover hamburger or steak?Prepare the easy salad recipe above, and add a sandwich from leftovers.
My husband and I eat leftovers and love them. This Good Friday salad meal for two includes beautiful red and green veggies and fruit and was combined with a sandwich of leftover hamburger – and chicken fried steak.
We shared the sandwiches, so I cut the two portions of meat in half. We each ate a half hamburger sandwich and a half chicken fried steak sandwich made with:
- sandwich spread
- bread and butter pickles sandwich size slices
- a slice of cheese
Pretty simple, right? But we didn’t have to cook. It only took a few minutes to make the salad. Dinner was great, easy, and perfect for two!
Slow Cooker Steak Recipe Ideas for Good Friday
Want a slow cooker steak recipe to go with the veggies? Check out Kitchen Southern Hospitality’s slow cooker recipes, including steak. And although Good Friday and Easter season is perfect for grilling, cooking steak in a slow cooker can work out well.
Good Friday Food Traditions
Look at The Traditional Foods at Easter by foodal.com if you’d like to know the history behind common Good Friday and Easter foods and practices.
Dishes with boiled eggs have shown up at Easter picnics as far back as I can remember. And they all taste so good that they’re worth carrying on the tradition. My three favorites are:
- deviled eggs
- sweet pea salad
- potato salad
Good Friday Fish
Fish wasn’t an Easter food for my family. I do favor baked salmon, though, if it’s seasoned well with a light crust.
And if you’re ever in an area where there is a Luby’s Cafeteria, their fried fish is great.
Luby’s used to have baked white fish that tasted wonderful. Apparently, Luby’s doesn’t offer it anymore on their menu. But kopycat.com came up with a recipe for the tasty baked fish.
What is your favorite Good Friday and Easter food tradition? Share it in the comment section below.
Happy Good Friday,
and “Peace be unto you.” (Luke 24:36, KJV)