I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter weekend! On Saturday, as I was preparing our Birthday and Easter celebration - a package arrived!
I had participated in "Pay It Forward" and this was my package from kbeau at "Life In The Slow Lane" -- when I opened it -- I was so excited! A cookbook! Now how did she know.....
That I read cookbooks sort of like some women read romance novels! I love cook books! And Kathy, THANK YOU so much! I see some "Foodie Friday" dishes coming up. These look like some really tasty treats.
Now in a previous post, I told you that the girls were too little to sit at the table (but I had set them a place. Little did I know, that Katy would have to feed them on the floor!) But anyway, it seemed that they didn't mind --- they both drank their bottles right down. Now our menu was a little different. We started out with a choice of salads - The Green Jacket Salad (courtesy of Miss Janice) it was really good and a great hit! Thank you Miss Janice! or a Spinach salad with strawberries, red onion, slivered almonds and poppy seed dressing. This was served with yeast rolls. Then we had the choice of country ham (salty) or city ham (sweet) - now my husband much prefers the sweet ham and that's the more traditional ham for Easter - so I picked up a rather large Smithfield spiral sliced ham. As almost an after thought, I got some country ham as well - much less - thinking that only Katy and I would want that - now guess which one more people wanted? Go figure! With this we had potato salad, deviled eggs, sunset salad that my sister-in-law brought, fresh steamed asparagus and a Paula Dean recipe for marinated tomatoes (this is a really good recipe for when the fresh tomatoes aren't in season yet!) It was a feast! Now on to dessert...
This is a picture of my cupcake stand with a choice of cupcakes
Thanks to Debbie at "Ribbonwood Cottage" we had Easter bunny cupcakes - and jelly bean cupcakes and...
Carrot cupcakes (carrot cake, of course!)
This is my Dad blowing out the candle of his birthday cupcake. Happy Birthday Dad!
This is my father-in-law blowing out the candle of his birthday cupcake. Happy Birthday Pop!
This is my husbands step-mother blowing out the candle of her birthday cupcake. Happy Birthday Sunny! Of course there was ice cream as well!
Today after Easter services at our church we took pictures of Katy with the girls in front of the traditional flower cross.
Here are the girls at the foot of the cross
And what was in my Easter basket? Look at the pictures of these beautiful babies!
My Easter just couldn't have been any sweeter! Hope you and your family have had a great weekend and wonderful family gatherings! Happy Easter!
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