My religion or culture has absolutely nothing to do with Easter, or the rise of Christ from the dead; so I celebrated the coming of spring!~ *Yay~*
I woke up to pleasant and familiar chirps from the robins and early morning tunes of happy sparrows frolicking out my window. Its 10am; I take a peek out the window.. hmmm.. the parking lot is unusually empty this Sunday morning. Everyone must be at church for morning mass and prayers. I guess today really is an important and significant celebration for all Christians. It's kinda funny how it all worked out to eggs, bunnies, sheep and chicks after awhile. *laughs* It's a great opportunity for us non Christian party-goers to celebrate too~ I heard somewhere that the Easter celebration generally included a huge feast... Feast with ham..and roast..and gravy and all things feast-like ;)
*MMmmMmmm....Feast you say...
Sure enough; Mindy had a southern homecooked easterlicious feast brewing downstairs!
Me; like a child on chirstmas morning, ran down to help my dearest Mindy and Katie prepare for their home for a huge and hearty Easter meal.Mindy got Katie and I a bag of colourful plastic easter eggs and said "Do whatever you want with them"... well..that kept me occupied for an hour or so! *giggle* I filled them with chocolate kisses and drew designs on them with a pen marker. It was so much fun.. I felt like a child again.
While we both laughed and giggled at our eggs and candy; Mindy was cooking up a storm! I tried to help; but figured i'd better let the southern cooking expert lead the way.
Su was little sous chef in Mindy's kitchen churning out baked mac and cheese; roast ham, stuffing, green beans and bacon, mash potatoes, deviled eggs... boy was it smelling absolutely heavenly over that stove top! I couldn't wait to dig in!
... I have to confess; I nicked a deviled egg off the plate before it got to the table. I just HAD to make sure it was good for everybody. And yes. ..It was good. SO good. *grin*Katie showed me how to use these little instant vacumn packed cresent rolls. *laughs* it's such a lazy but convenient way to make croissants.
She has so many cute 'instant' dessert and snack ideas. These were called 'hollow tombs'.
Marshmallows were wrapped in instant cookie dough; then dipped in melted butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. When they bake; the marshmallows would melt ..and TADAH! A hollow tomb! Hahaha.. she never fails to make me smile. I love Katie.
Easter wasn't all that we celebrated last weekend; it was also World Pillow Fight day! Brian Feldman of Orlando organized a huge public pillow fight at the city center's Lake Eola. Unfortunately for a happy couple; their special day was ruined by loud screaming pillow warriors on the adjacent lawn. Mr. Easter bunny took one hell of a beating that afternoon... *sigh poor fluffy.