Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s such a beautiful season here in the south with things beginning to bloom. We’ve had a few freezing nights recently so the viburnums and yoshino cherries may not be as pretty this year. And although we’ve had chilly Easter Sundays in the past – it’s always a tradition for everyone to take off their shoes and run barefooted through the grass! Years ago we stopped doing formal sit-down lunches in favor of picnics outside, weather permitting, with paper plates.
Now that our children have children of their own it’s their turn to put together baskets but I find myself lingering over the seasonal candy aisle at our local Walmart. Who can resist Cadbury chocolate eggs? And what about those Dove bunnies and the orange M&M’s in a cellophane carrot bag? And it seems every time I go to Facebook, someone has pinned another precious recipe! This year a cupcake design with a toasted coconut nest and tiny blue eggs with beaks was just too hard to resist! So now all the ingredients are sitting on the breakfast room table waiting till the rest of the house is ready. Well, as you can see by the photos below, it was just too hard to walk down that candy aisle – things kept jumping into my cart!
This year we’ll have maybe 24 people here for lunch after church. Thankfully everyone is bringing a meat or salad or dessert so it’s an easy time. It’s a typical southern picnic with fried chicken, pimento cheese sandwiches, potato salad, ham, rolls (did you see that cute recipe for cutting frozen rolls into bunnies?), coconut cake and pecan pie.
Keeping fingers crossed that this Sunday will not be 40 degrees – but someone will be out there in the grass barefooted regardless – me!
Have a wonderful Easter and hoping that each of you will be surrounded with family and friends.
Happy memory making,
Blueprint: Blue Skies and Sunshine by Kim
Background paper: Glory of Easter
Ribbon: Glory of Easter
Background border: Changing Seasons Spring and Summer
Font: Boring Showers
Embellishment: Cottage Garden