Monday, April 2, 2018
~Easter Monday 2018~
What did he see:) Lol!
I love this photo I got of my girls Easter Sunday..
Just a fluke.
But how dear is it?
Easter was iffy..cloudy..sunny..windy some snow flurries still snow..
Mylène and Caroline came earlier 11.10..to prepare the hunt..Mimi had bought Meri Meri Hunt decorations..( I love them..surprised?)
They hid everything like a scavenger hunt w/ clues and such..they traipsed through snow and mud..and weeds ..lol and found everything..
Let me tell you it was FREEZING..out there.
So I talked about my fails..
Winners were the carrot cake..same recipe every yr..
But I took a photo out of one of my Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit books and had a wafer paper sheet printed..you just apply over your frosting.I think it turned out cute..wafer paper on buttercream or cream cheese frosting..softens..and is good..but on fondant cookies? I don't know..paper to me..cute but not good..to me ..
This potato salad was great..but.. I keep bacon drippings in the fridge..so when my small potatoes..in skins had boiled..I cut them..and tossed in a tbsp of bacon drippings..I did not add bacon and did not add celery seed.I left my skins on.It is a keeper. Oh and I put 4 eggs.
The little verrines are so cute..I found the recipe and idea here..Jane is a fab photographer..recipe developper..etc..and all around nice person..A mom to 2 little girls .
I omitted the whipped cream topping..and I CONFESS..my mousse was Dr Oetker:)
The curd was hers..recipe here..delish.
Thank you Jane.
Another winner those big Kinder Eggs..a nice toy to assemble at the table :)
I made la Salade d'Amour another proven winner..so many different recipes! It's basically that Asianish rice/spinach/sprout salad we all know and love..
This soup is always good too.. an oldie but goodie:)It's so old here..one of my daughters said :"I used to always serve this for comapny" Used to..being the operative word..It is GREAT..
Try it..so great!
and Terry's husband's family recipe of Goat's Mustard Sauce.. My son-in-laws love it..that's a keeper.I keep saying it but Thank YOU!!
So Max..at the table said:"Nana eveything you make is cute"..
That ..you have no idea what that felt like♥♥♥
Oli :"I love these mashed potoatoes":) LOL..
Oli ..they were all playing football outside..you may remember Jacques built 4 of these swings..one remains for nostalgia.. we can see the boys outside playing..look at Oli on the swing..he is the only one that fits..he loved it as a baby..
Our boys..so grown up so fast.
I swear to you..this part of life? Grandchildren grow up way faster than our own...children ever did..
And then ..well all good things come to an end..it was time for tea and clean up..that sponge though? Sarah~3 arrived in a card w/ envelope..flat as paper..3 puffy tulip sponges appeared once wet..I was going to keep them all lol but gave the girls each one..too cute for Spring:) TY Sarah!
Pea Soup on the stove simmering,this Easter Monday morning.
Oh my girls..thank you♥For you and your familes.
PS And I got manure again!And my girls come home soon.I am keeping the originals.. their feathers grew back lol;)