Are you a Easter Feaster? Did you have an Easter Feast?
It is my sincerest hope that nothing I ever post on this blog ever comes across as bragging in any way. It is my wish that that the only thing this blog does is spread joy and serve as a reminder to celebrate every moment.
I can clearly recall past Easters where life had not been so kind and we could not fit an Easter Feast into the budget or I had simply lost the ability to celebrate or appreciate much of anything — we just skipped the holidays. Those were very dark days.
The things that I write about in this blog are like a Spring celebration — coming back after a long winter hibernation.
Back to the celebrating! Spring is here again.
This year our dining table converted to spring on the first day of spring.
Overnight on Easter eve, the Easter Bunny did his own special magic and left us Easter treats at each of our place settings.
This year the Easter Bunny left us each our very own Chocolate bunny in a bed of Easter grass.
We also received adorable little foil wrapped chocolate chicks, pink bunnies, and solid chocolate eggs!
There were jelly beans set in silver dishes and lets not forget the Peeps!
He also left us a little silver dish of After Dinner Mints. They are so pretty and pastel and I think I have only ever eaten them at Easter time!
We also found our Smithfield Spiral Ham at Aldi, and it was delicious!
Peggo says it was the best ham she ever made. It was not at all fatty, no bone, no waste, easy to cut, perfect size, easy to cook and easy clean-up. It even came in a festive foil wrapper that had spirals on it. I mention the wrapper because I appreciate the detail.
Our Easter Feast was the above mentioned spiral ham, delicious steamed carrots and red potatoes seasoned with rosemary and thyme.
For dessert we had scrumptious mini eclairs and cream puffs. So so so yummy!
This Easter and every Easter, we always seem to be just a little bit behind schedule and the coloring of the eggs seems to happen on Easter Eve.
We bought 4 dozen for coloring. Is that excessive? I always wonder how many eggs other families color for Easter.
It seems wasteful to use the color for less than 2 dozen, and anything more than 4 dozen and I don’t think we could ever possibly eat them all before they spoil.
We’ll be up to our ears in egg salad as it is!
For our ‘egg party’ we ate warm soft pretzels and jelly beans while we brought out our great storehouse of Easter egg coloring kits.
I have been saving the dippers from Easter egg coloring kits for MANY years now.
We have an egg dipper for every color now (and then some) and it makes the coloring so much easier!
Though many aspect of Easter tuned out picture perfect, there were a few poorly hatched plans that did not quite turn out as expected, and some downright silly substitutions were made.
I had hoped to create one of those lovely pineapple covered hams — the pretty ones with the pineapple rings and maraschino cherry centers.
We kind of forgot about that step, so I had a bunch of pineapple rings with no place to go.
Honestly, the rings turned out way too big for the ham anyway, so it was no real loss, plus now we’ll have fresh pineapple with breakfast for a week!
Our silly substitution this year comes in the form of an onion!
I was hoping to have some fresh flowering bulbs for Easter, but I never got around to buying any.
At the same time, one of our onions decided to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight as our Easter plant.
I swear, just seeing the greens coming out of the bulb makes me feel happy!
We plan to plant it in the garden along with the potatoes that grew eyes and now have mini leaves growing out of them!!
It may still be cold outside, but spring sure is sprouting in our kitchen!
That sums up our Easter celebration! I’m going to go relax on the couch, watch The Ten Commandments and eat my yellow Easter Peep!