Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday 2011

  This is one of my favorite days of the year. I love that the tomb was empty. I love to sing "He Lives" to myself all day long (I really do!) I love pretty dresses on little girls. I love Easter Egg hunts. I love that everything is new and fresh. And chocolate...What is there not to love about Easter?

We started celebrating as soon as we woke up.  My friend Melissa told me about Resurrection Biscuits. So I decided to make them part of our morning breakfast. In addition to the Resurrection Biscuits, I made up a family tradition of Wild Onions and Scrambled Eggs. Truly wonderful food!

To make Resurrection Biscuits, you begin with simply a can of Grand Biscuits. Roll them out  with a rolling pin. 

Brush them with butter, add some Cinnamon and sugar. And 1 large white marshmallow. There are lots of significance to the spices and the white marshmallow but they were pretty hard to explain to a 3 year old. Then you fold up the biscuit around the marshmallow, creating a tomb. 

After you bake them according to the package directions, you will find that  the marshmallow disappears, leaving an empty tomb. That part The Short Chic got!




As far as the Scrambled Eggs with Wild Onions, first you have to find a stash of wild onions. My mom is the best at locating them and making sure they are wild onions and not wild garlic.
I chopped up the wild onions, added some mushrooms and sauteed in some butter. Okay, this is not a diet dish. This is a good for the soul dish!
Then you add some eggs, scramble them up and you have one of the best dishes I have ever eaten.
After breakfast, we got everything cleaned up and ready to head to my sister-in-law's home for our family gathering. About an hour before we were scheduled to leave, The Short Chic runs upstairs hiding her hands. That should be every Momma's clue that maybe something is wrong. She has never hidden her arms before. But, she is not very good at it and I can see something black behind her back. It did not take long before I realized that something black, was her hands and arms!

The black armed Short Chic. REALLY!! One hour before we are set to leave for the family gathering, this is what she looks like!
I am thankful for washable markers! A quick shower, clothing change and a whole new kid emerges!

 So off we go to my Sister-In-Law's home for our family gathering and Easter egg hunt. I am going to say that we probably had 500 eggs for 6 kids.


We were also able to visit with the farm animals, thanks to Ford Man!

Daddy and The Short Chic petting the horses.

Everyone loved the Llama's. I should also make a note that you probably should not wear heeled sandals to a land-mine filled pasture.
And of course, now that my Niece can walk, you know we had to buy matching dresses for the two girls. Unfortunately, they both will not cooperate with the camera. Maybe next year Maddie!

Baby Laska and The Short Chic. Orange is now The Short Chic's favorite color.
And for this Mommy, the day became perfect at 6:50 p.m. when The Boy made it home from his Dad's..with a new haircut!! We had a private Easter egg hunt for the two kiddo's, enjoyed our Easter Baskets. It was a blessed day full of fun, friends, and family. Thank you for a wonderful day!
MOM, I got Toy Story 3!

My two with their Easter Chocolate

The Boy and The Short Chic
Happy Easter, 2011!

And  can I show you all my picture of the day....I finally got to play with light:

2 comments:

  1. Al I can say is I Love, Love, Love this post! I can't believe Laska is so big, I remember when you showed pictures of her just born. Short chic looks good in whatever her color of the week is! I thought it was cute how her and the boy's head were leaning the same way with the chocolate and lastly, Yay for light! Oh, I'm excited that you made the biscuits!

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  2. Looks like you guys had a wonderful day!!! I love the dresses!

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