Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Recap

As you know we celebrated Easter on Saturday. It was a wonderful celebration. Our immediate family is all the family we have in California and I love them so much. My son with his best girl, my daughter, son-in-law, Skye, Charlie and of course my husband. It was actually very nice having our dinner on Saturday because Sunday was a great day to rest and our children could go have dinner with the family of their significant others.

We had a wonderful time. We had time to visit, time to eat dinner, time for dessert, time to get silly with the Rice Krispies Treats lamb (warning: there is a picture of a sacrificed Rice Krispies Treats Lamb), and watched a movie! (Men Who Stare At Goats)

These pictures (which are missing silverware/glasses) are of my 38 year old china which I am still in love with. Also some dessert plates that I bought from Hallmark a few years ago that are perfect for Easter and my Ralph Lauren sale tablecloth that goes so well with the china.

I made these nest cookies that I saw over at the blog of my friend Alexis. I ended up using cream cheese frosting that I had to keep the coconut on the cookies. I also decided to try putting Rice Krispies Treats into the lamb cake mold that belonged to my aunt. It turned out cute if you ask me. (warning again about the next photo where my adult children went psycho on the lamb) There is also a picture of my yellow Peep lights.

So we celebrated a birthday with ice cream as requested. We had prime rib, sauteed mushrooms, green bean casserole, corn, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, rolls & olives. We also had a spread of strawberries, blackberries, cashews, candy and the natural Cheetos which seem to be a family favorite. So after slicing up the lamb treats they started saying I should have made the inside of the lamb red like blood. So with the left over frosting and some food coloring a project started up to make the bloody lamb. Remember I warned you!
And why is it that I can't peel eggs. I needed 6 eggs for the recipe I was using so I made 8 and ended up with 4 that peeled well. I have tried every suggestion in the books and I still can't get them to peel well for me! Anyway it was a very nice weekend and I am thankful for all.


34 comments:

Mara said...

Get someone else to peel your eggs. That way, if they do a rotten job, you can blame them!

blueviolet said...

That bloody lamb is hysterical! I love it!

You had such a fun Easter feast. The food looks amazing!!!

Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

Elizabeth said...

Hahaha! Looks like you had a great Easter Dinner. God Bless! *hugs*

Mommy, I'm Home said...

OMG! That lamb shot is hilarious!

(BTW, I can't peel eggs either...)

Tonja said...

great Easter fun! Loved the lamb! What sweet and gross memories you made!

Katherine said...

The lamb is so cute! I'm glad you had a good Easter...looks like you had tons of goodies to eat! Yum.

Was the movie good? I've been wanting to see it.

nancygrayce said...

The lamb is hysterical! It looks like you all had a great time!

When I boil eggs (and I'm no expert), as soon as they're done I drain the water and bounce the eggs around in the sauce pan then peel under running water immediately before anything has a chance to get stuck. MOST of the time they peel perfectly, but not all the time. I think peeling eggs is an art!

nancygrayce said...

P.S. could you feel the earthquake?

Kristie said...

Sounds like a wonderful Easter get-together! And what's really strange is you had basically the same treats we did at ours! I made the nest cookies that Alexis had made and my mom made a lamb (looks like it was probably the same mold)...from pound cake though and used cream cheese frosting with coconut in it to decorate it. And the whole think you children did with the lamb reminds me of my sister not wanting to eat the lambs head, because it had a face??? (She's silly!) Just thought it was all a neat coincidence! :-)

Randi Troxell said...

oh goodness... i think your easter table is just beautiful..

i love the china and your table cloth!

glad you had such a great Easter!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Beautiful table, and I love the bloody lamb!
Salt is the key to peeling eggs. Dump a lot of salt into the water with the eggs. The peel slides right off 9 times out of ten. Try it!

Headless Mom said...

The sacrificed lamb cracks me up!!

Janean said...

looks like lots of good food...the prime rib------yum!

uh-hem, you didn't mention if skye had anything special for dinner...

<3 and hugs.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

The sacrificed rice krispies lamb is so funny!! Love the nest cookies.. .they are adorable! Looks like a wonderful Easter!

Goose Hill Farm said...

How wonderful that you were able to have your family with you. What a blessing!

Everything looked BEAUTIFUL!

Blessings~
Laura

Together We Save said...

Looks like you had a wonderful!!

Garden of Egan said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Beautiful China. I love it and it does match the cloth!

The lamb...........you are right.......gross! Hilarious.

ModernMom said...

LOL Yes you did warn us! Have to tell you , I want to come to your place just for the ice cream!

jennifer said...

"SAHMWAEN (stay at home mom with an empty nest)"... I just read that in your profile today. Aw! I'd never heard that before.

LOVE your Easter celebration. Your china really is beautiful - no wonder you still love it so!

Have a wonderful week.

Oh! And I am grabbing your new button :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yeah I'm so glad you made the cookies, you're turned out beautiful! All the food is wonderful I Love your eggs you made them so pretty with your special tip! The Lamb had me laughing so hard!

The ice cream is perfect for the birthday!!

You're china is beautiful my grandmother had some of the pink I was able to get a few pieces and loved it!!

Thanks for the shout out! Muah.

I thought of you yesterday when my MIL called about the Earthquake. It shook up her house good, how are you guys?

Holly said...

Your china is beautiful and those nest treats look great! I bet a bird would sleep there for real!

Amy said...

what a fun and yummy time you had. now that I got a new computer can you e-mail me how to make the collage of pictures.. I loved the peeps lights those are way cute.. My Round Robin is this week if you want to show off your lamb... Have a great night..

Heart2Heart said...

I Love all your wonderful Easter plates! I need to get some to make the day a tad more festive. Love all the wonderful goodies you had including your lamb treats! That is too funny. If I did that, no one would eat it and more for me.

I too, am still looking for the tips on how not to destroy the egg whites upon peeling them. Someone told me to use older eggs since they develop more air between the shell and the egg. Here's hoping your readers tip about just adding salt helps. I'll try that.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Stacie said...

Wow - what a spread! :)

I'm terrible at eggs as well. So, I've moved on to other things and have gratefully allowed another family member to take over the eggs.

Holli Taylor said...

Ha! I love the lamb...right up my alley. I will remember this the next time I need an impromptu shape. You are so awesome...

Noelle said...

The lamb is awesome, so creative. Even the after, if slightly gruesome :)

Happy Easter!

Noelle said...

The lamb is awesome, so creative. Even the after, if slightly gruesome :)

Happy Easter!

croleyc69 said...

Everything looks great and glsd you had a wonderful time.
Caroline

christy rose said...

What an interesting idea with the lamb treats. I can feel my mind reeling as I type this about how I could possibly use that idea in many different ways. :)

I am glad that you had such a wonderful Easter!!!

Debbie said...

Thinking about you out there in the land of fruits and nuts during the earthquake. Hope you are ok there.
In October 2002, we went to the Navajo Reservation for Feast of the Tabernacles, and my children
(10,12,14,16) actually saw a lamb slaughtered for the feast. We then ate native food with lamb which was not to our spicy Texas taste buds' liking, but it was interesting and bland, nonetheless. Surprisingly, the butchering didn't seem to bother any of them.
Did you use some of the 'blood' to cover your doorpost?

secret agent woman said...

What seems to work pretty well for me is to put the eggs in a pot of cold water and then when it reaches a boil, take it off the heat and let it sit for about 15 minutes. When I'm ready to peel the eggs I roll them on the table so the shells crumble. I got to this through a fair amount of trial and error.

Kirby3131 said...

I'm glad you had such a nice time with your family :)

I finally found a way to hardboil eggs - I posted it on my blog awhile back -- Hard Boiled Eggs. The older the eggs the better, but the baking soda really works, even with new eggs.

Technodoll said...

OMG! That lamb! OMG!!

lol lol lol

I would have loved to be at that dinner just to hear the laughs going on! OK and taste the yummies, too!

Eggs that are too fresh are a nightmare to peel when hardboiled. The older the egg, the better it peels!

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