Monday, March 24, 2008

hop . . . hop . . . hop . . .

That would be the Easter bunny hopping away and I cannot BELIEVE how fast this year is going. Sigh. On New Years Eve I speculate what will be different/the same/new/whatever each month in the year to come and it's almost April and I don't feel like I've accomplished much. Sigh again.

Anyway, how was your Easter? Ours was nice albeit hectic as of course I couldn't seem to time my cooking to fit the guest arrival time. But it was better this year than most so that's a start. I made the traditional ham and tried a Martha recipe for scalloped potatoes with leeks and Gruyere. YUM. I'll definately be making them again. We ate Easter tiramisu and strawberry shortcake from Veniero's and my quiche and broccoli casserole (Mom's recipe) went over better with the kids than I had expected. Calling the quiche "scrambled egg pie" really helped. ;)

I was so crazy that I forgot to take pictures PRIOR to dinner. Nice. But I did snap a few.



My lovely feather tree, a generous gift from Sarah, got a few Martha butterflies added this year plus some eggs my Mom sent last year that were a pleasant surprise when I opened the Easter bin.



Some lovely tulips from the grocery store. I wrapped the pots in fabric. Hopefully it will warm up soon so I can plant them in the yard though I'm considering a window box. However, that would mean pairing Luis up with power tools and letting him loose on the siding. Not sure that is such a grand idea.

And my favorite decoration . . .



This was my centerpiece. That's the lovely basket I bought from One Hundred Wishes filled with paper shreds (that were in a gift bag from my boss, how's that for reuse/recycle!) and some glittery eggs from the thrift store and Joann's. I really love how this looked! Want to see a close up?



Ahhh . . . glittery goodness, no?

So now I'm off into blogland to see how all of your holidays were spent. I expect to find some goodness there, too.

cheers
Rebecca

8 comments:

Jane said...

Scrambled egg pie is brilliant! I am going to use that one with my father!

Your decorations are beautiful. Glad you had a nice day!

Kai said...

Your decorations look BEAUTIFUL! Love EVERYTHING all the way down to the shredded paper! SMART IDEA! And a HUGE YUMMMMMMMY to your dinner! You DID leave out one thing for an Easter dinner tho'. ME! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Sarah and Jack said...

The tree is looking cute!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

mmmmm, scrambled egg pie....

Leigh Ann said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday, complete down to the glittery goodness.

LA :)

Christina said...

Your decorations are so pretty. I was terrible and didn't decorate at all! I never even looked for the box of Easter decorations. Terrible.

I blame it on the snow. Right now I'm blaming everything on the snow. :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Yum! Your menu sounds divine. And your decorations are so pretty -- love the glitter -- you SO have to go to Tinsel Trading for the glitter LOL. I'm apparently on a forced blog break and not happy about it -- my server and wordpress are fighting and I got caught in the middle or something. Looks like it's going to take a few days ;-(. Fortunately you're still out there to entertain me!

Lucy said...

Wow!! You would have made Martha proud!! Everything looks delightful and your menu---MMMM!! Your scrambled egg pie is genius! I used a table cloth you sent me last year on my table for Easter--gave me warm fuzzy feeling being able to use such a wonderful gift from a wonderful friend!

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