Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Fun 'n' Food

The morning of Good Friday was spent in quiet reflection and calm as I thought about what Christ had done for me.  We don't hold a service at our church, but home with the kids still in bed was a nice place to be.  

That evening, my daughter and her boyfriend came for supper because they were spending Sunday with his family.  We had a delicious chicken lasagne.  And after dinner, we played Phase 10  and SkipBo.  Elly filled the table with her Korean snacks -- they were completely demolished by the games end!

Molly -- who NEVER wins at cards and is frequently quite verbally frustrated about it -- decided to adopt a positive attitude that evening ........................... and she won!  

Saturday afternoon while Elly was with friends, Ayaka and I prepared dessert for Sunday's meal. 

 I could only find hollow eggs at the Dollar Store (and you know how I feel about inferior chocolate!).  But we made do, and it was great fun to fill them with cheesecake and strawberry mousse.  The richness of the fillings made up for the chocolate egg.  Yummy!

There were six of us for Easter dinner and an extra friend joined us later for dessert. Dinner was delicious!

Prime rib, mashed potatoes & gravy, salad w/ strawberries & sunflower seeds, warm rolls & butter, and a lovely Butternut Squash Gratin.  I served dessert on my devilled egg dish but they were pretty heavenly tasting!  Everyone thought they were great.

All the chocolate bunnies have been eaten; so there's nothing to tempt me any longer.  But it was delightful to be with friends and family and to indulge.

Now, let's get on with healthy eating and with spring!

What was that white stuff on the ground this morning, Nova Scotia?


Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun weekend you had! Those chocolate filled eggs look sweet and yummy and your dinner looks delicious! We woke to snow on the ground too!! And it's so cold. Waiting for warmth here. Soon I hope. Pam


Everything looked scrumptious, even the snacks.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We had that white stuff floating through the air here this morning. Thankfully none laid on the ground. It was bad enough seeing it as it was. Snow in April is not supposed to be allowed. Not that I have any control over it at all. Your eggs do look wonderful! Glad you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

How wonderful everything looks. I bet it was lip smackin' good and then some!!!

'Sure puts our weenie roast in front of the fireplace to shame although we all had a blast seein' who could roast the perfect marshmallow. We're competitive like that ya know??? Heeehehehe!

God bless ya girl and have a wonderful day!!! :o)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

It is so nice to have a nice dinner with the fam, isn't it. I love the filled EAster eggs you made - they actually look a lot like a real boiled egg. Thankfully they tasted as good as they looked.