Sunday, April 12, 2009
It was so much fun getting ready for today..
The Easter Bunny came and left eggs throughout the yard and Secret Garden..
The highlight for me was watching them gather the eggs..one was too small:) but 4 were ready and able:)
Lulu never leaves Giulianna and Adamo's side:) It's too cute..
Max still needs some help getting through obstacles:)
I am sure Lulu is running after Giulianna right now..or Adamo:)
It was FREEZING here today..and the sun only shone later:( But it was still fun to watch the children run through the paths and gather the eggs..
Inside they were warmer and they could relax..
A went to a football practice(Imagine!)..and Noah tried out the chair grandad made for him..
Max every every egg he could find:)
I am so very lucky to have all these chubby little fingers to kiss..
Hmm..this is supposed to be about food!!
I want to share a highlight.. The menu was simple..
Basically ham and baked beans..and potato salad..and Jacque's prosciutto and melon(a big hit!)..Jain's adorable little Pillsbury Carrot rolls..
France's escargots yet again..
But I made a salad I found at TS.. Have you seen and loved Carina's posts? She is from Russia I believe and I cannot translate all her gorgeously photoed recipes..but this one the Translator worked well enough..
Her melon salad?
Oh c'est bon!
Basically..I used baby spinach..arugula..and mixed greens..w/ a balsamic, honey, oil vinaigrette.. you top it it seedless watermelon rounds..some kalamata olives, red onion rings.. and Feta that you have marinated in red peppercorns..balsamic,oil and herbs of your choice.
This is a refreshing keeper salad..I just said my version..lots was lost in translation..but you can't go wrong..Her photos are Superb..go see.
A gem site.Wish I spoke Russian !
The hot bean pot is one I make regularly and maybe my family is tiring of it?:)
I can't blame them..since 94!
Potato salad is my downfall..loads of eegs.. dill ..dill pickles.. radishes.. Hellman's..spring green onions.. Yes my downfall.
Dessert was Carrot cake..
Everyone loves this cake and the kids eat the icing last..that's a good thing!
I knew the younger ones would like something lighter..and I love Bakerella's site..last night these popped out at me and I knew I could make them in a second:)
Done ..done and gone in a heartbeat!
I named them that..don't blame Bakerella..what a fabulous site..have you seen it?Next year I want to make her baskets..
All in all I had a ball..But now my carriage is turning into a pumpkin!
Until next year!