1. What's your favorite Easter or Passover tradition?
Mine is Easter breakfast at our church. It's one of the few times I can get my kids to join me anymore (but I know HE has their heart because HE doesn't let go). We don't start too early - breakfast at 9 am. And the men usually prepare and clean up; but this year, most of the men are unable to do it, so Shirley and I are on duty: boiled eggs, bacon, pancakes, and 3 kinds of fresh muffins, still hot from the oven. It's always delicious!
2. What do you serve for Easter or Passover?
Our meal is usually turkey, fixings & pie for dessert; 2 of my girls don't like ham (and I do have a small turkey in the freezer). But those 2 are not at home -- sad face -- :( So I may change it up -- ham with pineapple glaze, roasted potatoes, mashed turnip and green beans. Let's see how I feel when I buy groceries later today. Apple and cherry pie a la mode is on the dessert menu.
3. Do you decorate for Easter?
Yes (although I'm late this year). I cut an Alder tree branch on Ash Wed, put it in water and it's now full of little green leaves. Even if we get a snow squall, I will have spring in my house. The tree gets decorated with the eggs the girls made when they were little -- and the ones my international daughters will decorate this weekend. (They've been laughing at me whenever I blow the eggs: sensible Asian families don't do that!) There are also a few bunnies et al to be put out.
4. Your Easter basket is not complete without ...
My personal Easter basket is not complete without chocolate marshmallow eggs. I remember the kind my Mom used to buy for herself (because we kids would have huge hollow bunnies or chickens); they were soft inside and the milk chocolate had nuts in it. They were so good; and I've never been able to find a duplicate to how good I remember them being. Russell Stover makes a passable marshmallow egg: but if they were too good, I'd probably just eat too many!
5. Do you buy new Easter clothing?
I only have something new for Easter if I've found something while thrifting throughout the year. I do have at least 2 dresses in my closet that haven't been worn yet. But with Nova Scotian Aprils, I'm not sure the weather will be warm enough to wear either. But whatever I choose to wear, I will be in Easter colors.