As you can see we are a pretty casual family and we like it that way. I was excited for Easter this year. I'll admit that I don't always feel that way about Holiday's anymore. I'm at a point in my life where I would like to go out to eat on these special days but this year was different. Why you ask?
Well Adam and Tristen will be moving to Pittsburgh by the end of this year so this Easter had to be one of our best. My goodness I just started crying typing that sentence. I never had a problem with having an empty nest but this is different. It's not like I can get in the car and see them in an hour. This is hard, really hard but I am thrilled for them and all I ever want in life is for my children to be happy.
So just like Christmas I wanted to go all out and make it the best ever. I treat every Christmas as if it was my last so I never have any regrets. I have those same memories from my childhood when to comes to Christmas. My parents made it amazing each and every year!
Still love my china which is 42 years old!
Our menu was Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms, Corn, Green Bean Casserole, Watergate Salad, Home Made Heavenly Rolls, Olives, Veggie Tray for Snacking, Plantation Pound Cake, Fresh made Whipped Cream and Homemade Strawberry Popsicles. I only took pictures of the rolls when I was making them.
Mark even bought me an Easter Lily. I was telling him how my dad always sent money each year to my aunt so she could buy one for me. She has been gone for six years and I missed having a lily in the house so he ran out and bought me one. He also cooked the Prime Rib, washed/sliced the mushrooms and peeled the potatoes. Amber cleaned up the kitchen after dinner and I appreciated both of them helping out.
I do have to laugh about the Plantation pound cake. First of all it is absolutely delicious but it did not want to come out of my bundt pan which was crazy. I use my bundt pan all the time and I greased/floured it as suggested. So we had Plantation Pound Cake pieces!
You can never go wrong making a celebration the best ever......it was a perfect day!!!!
~Hope Everyone Has A Wonderful Weekend~