Well I'm running behind the rest of you, but wanted to put up a few pictures of our Easter. (The older I get, the longer it seems it takes me to recover from these holidays!) Hope you enjoy seeing them.
First off, my egg coloring crew consisted of:
4 year old Elylah, my granddaughter
4 year old Benjamin, who calls me "aunt"
and Jonathan, 6, Benjamin's older brother, who also calls me "aunt"
We did these on Wednesday of Holy Week, and it was a beautiful spring day here in NE Ohio. So after all this hard work, the kids got to go outside and play on the swingset for the first time this season.
I couldn't believe Benjamin crawled across the top on my watch!
grandson Ethan, 16 1/2 months, joining the fun
the ground was still soggy, but the sun was warm upon the face!
My sister Marcella and part of her family (one son is serving with the Marines in Afghanistan and a daughter is in college out of state) came from 3 1/2 hours away to spend the holiday weekend with us, and I was happy to press her into kitchen duty on Saturday. Here she is pounding chicken breasts for our cordon bleu. I use a special mallet when doing this, but she claims Rachael Ray uses a skillet...!
I assembled, and we had a lot of fun doing it. (I put the recipe on my other blog.) It's really easy to make, and not only is it delicious, but it is something different and rather exotic for a non-gormet cook like me to serve. Just have a look at this:
Our Easter Sunday menu consisted of the chicken, ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, spring salad, hot cross buns, and birthday cake. All the guests contributed something to the dinner, which made it so nice for me. We had 10 adults and 5 kids.
Here's part of the crowd...
Benjamin's and Jonathan's mom, Jennifer, and me...
After dinner, the kids begin their egg hunt. My nephew Robby (striped shirt) ,12, did a great job of stuffing and hiding the eggs for the younger ones to find. (I spy a yellow one right there by the front door!)
To add to the fun of the day, it also happened to be hubby's birthday.
Happy Birthday, Papa!