Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter ~2012

Mommy has lots of kitchen help with 7 little girls

Our Easter started out rough but ended 2 days later with nothing but good memories. Sat night we had spent the evening decorating Easter eggs using natural dye methods. The picture above shows two of my daughters pulling onion peels off of onions, the skin will turn our eggs a deep red. Using onion skins is an old Polish tradition that we have grown to love in our home. We also tried using spinach which was not so great, Turmeric powder which gave our eggs a great yellow color, and then the yucky food dye in a box which turned our eggs bright blue and Orange.
These are definitely different than what you see in a box kit, but love went into them and we made them so I love them. Next year will try some new ideas for dyeing Easter eggs:)

Easter Sunday was just perfect and everything fell into place and mommy was happy, until.....
I found out our stove was out of gas, no gas until Monday:( At first I was upset and I bite my tongue and tried to figure something out. We had 3 hours before Church and I had meals to finish up before church that morning, what was I going to do. Well my husband always has great ideas so I asked what in the world do we do now we have no stove.
My hubby brought in a plug in burner and my Roaster, and said this should help until Monday. Well our big Easter dinner was on Monday and gas would be at our home Monday Morning so I calmed down and came up with a new menu for church. We brought Ham and cheese sandwiches to church which requires no cooking, Easter bread which was already done, Easter colored eggs also already done, and Whiskey-Glazed Carrots. The Carrots took forever to cook but they did turn out very yummy!

I forgot the picture of the carrots, and our Easter eggs are up above.

Church was wonderful as always and the fellowship with friends on Easter Sunday was so nice, what a great way to celebrate the day.
That afternoon when we returned home I had remembered I had not taken a single picture of anything or anybody at church. I really need to remember my camera I miss so much when I do that.

Monday 2 day of the Easter celebration

After all the excitement of opening spring baskets and searching for eggs and treats, we tried to get a picture of all the girls. This is the best I could get this year, if everyone just held still and faced the front, left each other’s hair alone, and stopped all the happy giggling it would have been just weird. This is life and my girls always have fun, well not always but most of the time:)

Spring baskets with new books and toys, and candy of course.

Easter egg hunt where each girl found a new hula hoop

Dinner was wonderful and I managed to get almost everything on my list done by Dinner time. We ateearlier than dinner hour which left plenty of time to visit with Grandma and play games as a family.
Our Easter feast included Veggie and fruit tray before dinner, baked ham, Green bean casserole, Au gratin potatoes, homemade Mac and cheese, cranberries, homemade rolls with Lamb butter, and a Cross Cake for dessert.

Our homemade rolls are really in the basket, but I forgot to lift the cover:)


Happy Easter!


Jessica said...

Happy Easter! Loved seeing all of the pictures of your cute family. I think I'd have been a little overwhelmed with no gas for the stove! Glad it all worked out.

Oh, and what a beautiful basket cover!! :)

The Adams Family said...

Sweet photos and precious memories! Wow you have lots of girls! Lovely! Youre stove going out reminds me that THREE years in a row my stove went out on Thanksgiving with the turkey in the oven, or the day before! Whew, stressful! It all worked out! Blessings:)