Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter 2016~











my bunnies♥




True Love


So cute..Noah and his cooking partner Michaela after cooking class.











Easter...a tad different this year..early ..and Jacques' birthday  all at once..:)

I had made Ricardo's eggs one year:)Remember? If you do..add 10 points:)

You can see the post here..

This year..I made the beet coloring by boiling a big red beet in water..had hard boiled 2 eggs:)..Cracked them here and there and placed them in the beet juice..peel and art!Like tea eggs really.
I emptied the yolks and deviled them..
There you go.
Oli and Lulu came over..2 days before Easter to bring Jacques cookies and birthday kisses and gels for the window..Oli helped me bring down the 3 bunnies from the attic:) He saw the mask..and liked ..so I said:" take it darling"~..he put it on and came down the stairs so proud:)

I am sure you can feel my love♥

Squished face kissing a bunny..all our Littles kiss us upon arriving and leaving..I am guilty of kissing them in between..the parents do the same..I don't usually kiss them in between..
I swear if I am doing homework or coloring w/ the littles..I am in total admiration..their physical traits..the way they concentrate..I get lost in looking at them..

I offered to bring the desserts..I felt lucky finding the set of 6 Wilton Easter bakers w/ lid and ribbon..you bake the cake in it..decorate.. then put the clear lids and ribbons..I used my 43 yr old white cake recipe..6..for the Littles..
For the adults a bit of decadence..a Toblerone Cheesecake..
I made the caramel sauce by mixing Dulce De Leche with cream..
You can find the recipe at this site..
Dinner was delicious with wonderful appetizers..a terrific salad..and lamb chops fit for a five star resto w/ sides.veggies etc..we were 7 at the table Giu is old enough ..Adamo was home..not well..and the Litttles ate in the kitchen before.Lucas is getting big to be a Little:)
Her bunny was so cute..I asked where she got it..Pier One..;)
this was great..



A roasted cauliflower..served w/ a dipping sauce..looked great in the cast iron pan..large knife and set upon Ann T's board..you should see his board..only more beautiful w/ age.
It was dark by then..:(

Table set perfectly ..not too much so room for bread..and everything else one brings to a table :)
The Littles are growing up so fast..speed of lightning..
The 3 youngest changed out of their clothes into superheroes..and ended up in the hot tub..like that..

I hope you are enjoying this Easter Sunday,new beginnings.




50 comments:

  1. Such adorable young guys! Your photos make me smile.
    We enjoyed a lovely Easter here. Lemon tarts were the finish, but I'm eyeing that cheese cake with the chocolate hen atop. Yum! Cute idea to challenge the egg hunt. I will share this with my sister. Her grands are still little. This year in Annabelle's K glass egg hunt, the eggs were numbered 1-12. The children had an egg carton with each space numbered. They had to find an egg for each number. Clever!

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    1. I love that idea Sarah and will share it..w/out the instructions we found one always had so much less and one always had so much more..I made them each and ind.basket;)Lemon tarts are very Easter..very elegant:)Your weather was awesome..Jacques watched the golf there:)
      What a beautiful state.

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  2. What a brilliantly Happy Easter Monique! I have so enjoyed all of the photographs! Your boys are getting sooo big and sooooooouper handsome! (No surprise there, they always have been handsome methinks.) Love your painting, your eggs, your little bunny kisses, the desserts, the table setting, ALL of your bunnies, the egg hunters . . . heck I just loved it ALL. Thanks so much for all that you share. It's always a highlight of my day when you post. Love and ugs! xoxo

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    1. Seriously . . . more excited to see a post from you than from SB. xo

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    2. ♥ It's because we "know" each other..that's all..

      :)
      I should have put the Easter phots of a few years back..they get so big..Lucas coms up to the top of my shoulder..10:)

      I read every one of your posts and enjoy them all..always.

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  3. You never fail to bring joy. love and happiness to see in your blog. Just loved everything, so thank you for sharing all your family goodies, just what I needed. I've not been well this past week, so no visiting the family or visitors for Easter celebrations. Thank goodness my chest infection / virus is clearing up, coming to the end of medication. But my daughter and our 16 yr old grandson did pop in to hello on Easter Sunday bringing me a special Patisserie Easter egg, can't remember the last time I was given one. Love all your preparation to make the egg hunt fun for the older ones. but boys will always enjoy searching for easter eggs even when they are Dads themselves, I know my son does.

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    1. Brabara..I am glad your chest infection is clearing up,,always a bit of woe is me when it happens near a holiday:(That was nice of your daughter and it must have touched you since you had not had one in so long!
      It was not work for me this Easter as only the hunt was here..my daughters came and hid the eggs etc..then we all walked across the street and my youngest daughter handled the dinner♥
      Funny..I look at the boys and think one day..you will date..marry..become dads..I guess because it goes so fast..all of it..

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  4. What an adorable family Monique. I know you must have had the best Easter ever. I am going to pass on to my SIL who has 2 girls / grandchildren about making finding the eggs a little harder by coloring them. That is a great idea.
    Sam

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    1. They are all special..each unique..I adore them.My gifts on earth:)
      The egg idea is great!..:)
      Thanks Sam.

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  5. Your Easter celebration sounds magical Monique. Love your marbleized eggs and the egg and beet salad. That cheese cake is a real winner. Your boys are precious.

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    1. That cheesecake is an overindulence:) Not an everyday dessert for certain!
      Thanks Penny:)

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  6. Beautiful family...great food...lots of love to go around....perfect day!
    Bisous xoxoxo

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  7. Preciosas y divertidas fotos. Me encanta el cheesecake.
    Besos

    lagalletarota.blogspot.com

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    1. Gracias.. it was good my family said:)
      Happy Spring Rosa.

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  8. Monique, Love this Easter post! Your family is the cutest!! Looks like you all had lots of fun! Thanks for sharing all the photos! Absolutely love the Toblerone Cheesecake! Happy Monday! Hugs, Jody

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    1. Believe me I fell in love w/ all your Easter:) That pan..yikes.. adorable..the packaging itself would have sold me I think;0

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  9. It looks like a wonderful celebration, Monique! I'm still planning my menu and the egg hunt for our belated Easter bunny visit in April :) Love gleaning all of the ideas I find here. I love the bunny kiss ♥ and the note from the Easter bunny on which eggs to find. So cute! Oh my that cheesecake sounds deliciously decadent. You found a chocolate hen! I know some years they are hard to find for you. I rarely see them here. So glad you had such a nice holiday!

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    1. I did..it's a little big for the Toblerone cake but I could not find smaller..seems many confections are more..funky looking:)
      The cheesecake..I loved this new method of snapping in Parchment in the base..comes off so easily..just right..
      You will have a wonderful celebration..s too!
      Mylène wrote the note..a teacher..she has great ideas..
      Last year also she did something similar..
      it's fun to see their ideas..
      Tag..you're it now:)

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  10. What a happy Easter you had! Love your cake and especially love the face painting. Looks like the weather was lovely!

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    1. It was near perfect..just a north wind that..was ice cold!
      I loved their face painting too!

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  11. The Toblerone cheesecake looks divine. I shall look at the recipe. Devilish. What a wonderful day full, your family and littles. Love the bunny faces. How fun is that? Lots of Easter blessings and joy at your home.

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    1. It is devilish..and not lo cal;)
      It was a fun Easter:)

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  12. Could anything be more perfect.....romantic.....classy....fantastic!
    Love the pic of you stealing a kiss...they are all so cute, your littles♥️
    That table setting...the cauliflower....that cake....and...your bunny painting...perfection!
    Enjoy your evening....with your fire...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It was so nice..maybe the last fire:) My daughter sets a pretty table..I love going to both daughters..you never think when they are little that they will be cooking for you one day;)
      The Littles are cute..so different!!

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  13. Lots of bunny love all the way around here, great! And the eggs look delicious, haven't had them in ages and need to make them soon. And then there's the cheesecake. Yummy good post!

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    1. ..The cheesecake..well we can blame Toblerone..and a nice caramel topping:)

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  14. Yes, I can feel your love. Can you feel my admiration of how well you express yourself and share your family, artistic and culinary skills. And yes, from the previous post, that is how I remember your face. Maybe it's the smile. Really, your face is slimmer.

    You are like no one else I know.

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  15. Awwww, I do see how much you love those adorable boys.

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    1. In French we have an expression..
      L'amour avec le grand A~
      That's it..

      Love w/ a capital L♥

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  16. I've so enjoyed that watercolor of the bunny, Monique. And all the other fine and funny things you've shown us today. The spirit of the holiday lives on!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I guess:) Where are the white gloves and pinafores? LOL.

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  17. That's the sweetest little watercolor bunny! And the roasted cauliflower sounds devine. Happy to hear you had a nice Easter. We did, too.

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    1. I tried to watercolor the top of my Peter Rabbit dish:)
      It looks worse in person actually..but thanks Laurie..
      I am anxious to see your gardens grwo.
      I wish we were younger and stronger:) I love that raised bed/fenced idea.

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  18. Looks like you had a very happy Easter! And that cake! And those littles! My son promotes that Zinfandel in China!

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  19. We discovered it in Fl..a friend from Toronto buys it..he told us about it,very good for the $$

    especially in the US..:)
    Small world..he must have a cool job !!

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  20. My little bunnies are so kissable too, but one little six year old said he no longer gives kisses! Boo Hoo! What adorable face painting.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter!

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    1. Oh no.... maybe that bunny will come around:)

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  21. Coming here is like a visit to the Easter Bunny...Pure happiness that you share. Love and kisses, can there ever be too many?

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  22. ALL of your post and always beautiful! That cheesecake looks so amazing and fun!

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