Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Memories

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Spring brings such a feeling of joy and newness after the long hard winter. Grass is turning green, tulips are poking their heads up, birds are singing and we take time to celebrate our risen King. Easter is a glorious time of year.

We begin our celebration by dying eggs, this year we went crazy and sprinkled them with glitter!! And of course we used some for deviled eggs on Sunday. Sandy at Reluctant Entertainer has a fool proof method for boiling eggs, I know, I tried it. We joke that I can do anything in the kitchen except boil eggs and fry bacon. Well, now I can boil eggs and as for the bacon, I'll just keep sticking it in the oven and if it needs to be fried, I will have Dave do it. He likes to feel needed!!!

As you can see, we didn't fair too well on the whole picture thing. No one wanted to behave, if anyone knows the trick to getting your child to smile naturally, I would love to hear about it.
We also had the customary egg hunt after lunch. Dad and Grandpa always get very creative with where they hide the eggs. We missed the cousins this year, but we still had a great time. Almost every Easter is spent at my in-laws. They have a beautiful home in the canyons. And every year, well at least the last few years, we all get the flu!!! I am not kidding. This year no one was sick, thank goodness, but the last few years it ran through the family. Last year I was sick for two weeks! This is one tradition we hope is over!!
We are blessed to live near Dave's grandparents, both sets and a few of his aunts and uncles. I love that our children know their great grandparents. They enjoy spending time with them and of course the greats love it too.

Well, since this is my baking blog I should share with you about our meal. I only needed to do one thing this year and that was green bean casserole, a family favorite. My oldest doesn't like gravy, can you believe it, so he uses green bean casserole for his 'gravy' - crazy boy!! We weren't able to get together for Christmas this year because of the storm, so we did turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, rolls, deviled eggs (which I made as well), homemade cranberry sauce, chocolate cream pie, pecan pie, and cream puffs. Everyone has their traditional meal, in my family Easter meant ham, but you know, it really doesn't matter. Making food that people love because you love them, that is the important thing. Spending time together with family and friends around the table that is the best thing about holidays and any other day of the year.

Today I am linking up to Home is . . . over on Reluctant Entertainer hop on over and see what others are sharing about their Easter memories.
Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Oh, thanks for linking up at RE today! I'm so glad the boiling egg method worked, it worked perfectly for me. One person wrote back and said it didn't work - argh! Anyway, love the pix of the elderly around your table. Beautiful post.