Mainly, we always end up with way too much food. And since we generally eat quite healthy, we allow holidays to be a time for indulgence. Great, except with only two diners, that leaves a lot of leftovers. I should really figure out this whole "freezing food" concept.
One of the advantages is that neither of us are die-hard "traditional holiday meal" people. Sometimes we do go traditional - we had turkey for Thanksgiving, along with all the trimmings. And froze about ten pounds of bird afterwards. Sometimes we make our own traditions - the past few years, we've made prime rib for Christmas. And sometimes, we just go completely outside the box - pasta, pizza, all appetizers. One year we had an all-bourbon Thanksgiving and every recipe included bourbon as an ingredient.
The one thing we haven't ever done is eat out. Well, unless you count the Easter we were driving home from Florida and stopped at Subway for a ham and cheese.
Growing up, we always ate ham, snowflake rolls, mashed potatoes, Gramma's mac and cheese, applesauce (my baby brother would only eat applesauce and rolls for most of his meals) and deviled eggs. Other random dishes also made the table from time to time but those were the staples. Desserts were more haphazard though there was almost always chocolate pudding pie.
This year, I'm considering lasagna at this point. Or something awesome on the grill. Joe suggested going out but I really do enjoy preparing our meal together at home and relaxing. Tell me about your Easter dinners and help me plan my own.