Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Day 2012

Easter blessings to all of you!


(The smell of these are so intoxicating aren't they?)

Around our home...


Meals...

Since we have no family in Texas, I try to make holiday meals extra special for my family (and easy on me).

Our Easter breakfast...

Blueberry French Toast Bake


(Recipe found on Catholic Cuisine Blog and here.)





Our Easter Dinner...

Spiral ham




Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter.  (Recipe found here.)


Cheesy Potato Casserole (Recipe found here.) 




King's Hawaiian Rolls


(The bread basket is from Slovenia.  My mom and dad brought it back after a trip over there to visit relatives.)



Our Easter desserts...

I put this beautiful tablecloth on the dessert table...


It, too, came from Slovenia.  

Lamb Cake



Pina Colada Pound Cake (Recipe found here).



Bird's Nests 



Happy Easter!

P.S.  Easter day family pics and egg  hunt pics to come :)

~  Patty  ~

26 comments:

  1. oh thanks for the recipe for the asparagus with balsamic butter! happy Easter. everything is beautiful! I'm loving your lamb cake.

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    1. Thanks, Gardenia! You'll love the asparagus!

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  2. Happy Easter! Lamb cake looks delicious!

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  3. Looks like you had a tasty Easter!!! Happy Easter to all of you!!!

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    1. Thanks, JB! Happy Easter to you as well!

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  4. My lamb cake looked like that...until the head fell off. Whoops! Oh well, makes for an interesting memory! Thanks for sharing your photos!

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    1. One of those moments, huh? You'll be able to laugh at that for years :)

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  5. The blueberry french toast looks delicious! That Pina Colada cake was even better today, that is definitely a keeper :) Looks like a great dinner, I'm sure your family loved it!

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    1. So glad you liked the PC cake! One of my faves. You must try the french toast.

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  6. Happy Easter!! Wow!! What a feast! And your pictures are stunning. You are making precious memories for your family.

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. You are a good role model!

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  7. What beautiful images and I imagine what beautiful memories you are making for your children! It is all a delight for the eye and bet to the taste, too!

    Blessed Easter season.

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    1. THanks, Allison! Still wish we could be closer to relatives though, especially on these holidays!

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  8. Glorious Easter, Patty! I love the beautiful scene around your home, the decor, the Slovenia basket, table cloth...All so meaningful. You have made things special, indeed. I almost made your potato casserole but opted for potato salad instead;-) Thanks for sharing your day!

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    1. THanks, Tiffany! I truly appreciate the smallest family connections I can gather...even in bread baskets and table cloths!

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  9. Oh my, how yummy. Great photos of all the bunnies and such around your home. Very cute.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I loved seeing the cute, cute photos of your little (real life) bunnies :) So wish Clementine could meet your little Greta! Happy Easter!

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  10. All of your decorations from Slovenia are beautiful, what a lovely touch! I'm going to have to try the blueberry french toast--yum! Happy Easter!

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  11. I love your decorations! Thanks for sharing the recipes. The blueberry french toast and potato casserole look delicious!

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    1. Thanks! The french toast is so yummy and the potato casserole super easy to make. My 12 year old daughter actually made it on Easter Sunday. We use it for hamburgers, breakfast, you name it. It can go with so many other entrees!

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  12. Everything looked so bright and beautiful. You had a feast in honor of Christ risen! We are an asparagus loving family... oh yes we WILL be trying your recipe.

    God bless!

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  13. Patty,
    Hello from Pennsylvania! Love your blog...a daily morning read with my coffee! Quick question...I have a lamb cake mold that belonged to my grandmother. It is very special to me as I always sat with her as she made it every Easter. The very last time I saw her before she passed after suffering from dementia, she looked at me and told me clear as day where to find the lamb cake mold in her kitchen cupboard! I have it and hold it dearly, but dont remember at all how to use it. Any tips would be helpful! Many, many thanks!

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    1. Hi Billie Jo!
      I'm so glad you read my blog. What a compliment you gave! Thank you :)

      The lamb cake is quite easy. I lost my directions...at least couldn't find them this Easter. My mold is from Nordic Ware, purchased on Amazon. Amazon had a product review with instructions.

      This is the link:

      http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O5NR5Q/?tag=lghdprre-20

      Catholic Cuisine also had the same directions...
      Preheat oven to 375˚F. Generously grease inside of the molds (top and bottom halves) with solid vegetable shortening. Dust with flower. Pour prepared batter in bottom half of mold (approximately 3 cups). Place top mold over bottom half, interlocking seams. (Top half has vent holes to permit steam to escape.) Place mold on cookie sheet and bake 375˚F for 45-55 minutes, or until cake tests done. (Test with toothpick through vent hole.) Remove mold from oven. Cool 5 minutes. Turn mold before standing in upright position. Trim bottom of cake if surface is not flat. Place a dab of icing on plate and stand mold in upright position. Frost with fluffy icing and decorate with jelly beans, raisins, cherries, or chocolate chips for the eyes and nose. (Best results cool cake in refrigerator or freezer before frosting, this makes a firmer surface for icing.) To enhance this delightful cake mold, place green tinted coconut around base of lamb; add jelly beans and a colorful bow at the neck.

      Hope that helps. It really is quite easy and fun! Happy Easter to you!

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    2. Oh thank you! Thank you! Think I will make one for practice for next Easter!

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  14. Everything looks so beautiful and delicious! I've been dying to try your Pina Colada Cake Recipe and I'll be trying those asparagus too, YUM!! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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