Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter!

2 of my daughters, Jeff and his roommate were supposed to come home for Easter. Sadly, Jeff came down with a nasty viral thing (pharyngitis?), so he stayed in Pittsburgh. Something about not surviving the Wrath of Mom if he polluted the folks at home....

Anyway, I made only 3 dozen hot cross buns instead of 4 dozen...here's
my little guy displaying some of them!

And I made 9 pounds of lamb, having purchased the meat before Jeff became ill on Thursday. That's OK, I can have another lamb dinner tonight. My little guy manned the camera for these pictures.
He also helped me set the table.


And he delivered the side dishes to the dining room: Roasted potatoes, creamed spinach, asparagus (Big Fat Yeast Rolls not shown). Note that the serving spoon for the roasted potatoes is an ugly cooking spoon. Something about not slowing people down from getting enough food. Thoughtful kid, no?

And what Easter celebration would be complete without the obligatory picture of Thor poking his nose between Ryan's chair and the next one, hoping for handouts, before that Meanie Mommy scolded him?

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

15 comments:

Channon said...

Glad to see your nose, Thor! My fur-girls didn't even get in the same house with the food this year... they stayed home!

Faye Lewis said...

If only I lived near you...need I say more. Hope you wouldn't have minded me inviting myself over!

Title Loans said...

Who needs a servant when you have a willing and helpful child? I absolutely love Easter dinners. I'm sorry that your son couldn't make it! But better healthy instead!

Claire S. said...

Happy Easter Marjie - Looks like it was a wonderful feast ! Sorry Jeff was sick.

Nichole said...

ha - Thor looks like he just saw 9lbs worth of lamb before his very eyes! :)
Happy Easter!

Mango said...

Thor seems to be very discrete. Mean witch lady.

Slobbers,
Mango

P.S. Witch lady sure looks pretty in that photo.

gMarie said...

there wasn't a nose near our table this year - and we had spinach too! that doesn't look like nearly enough food in the serving bowls.

Hope you had a lovely day. g

Linda said...

Well I sure do hope that Thor got his handout! I love your dining room.

Pam said...

What a feast! The table looks beautiful. I hope your son feels better.

Benny and Lily said...

we are on our way over
Benny & Lily

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm sorry Jeff couldn't come down. It looks like ya'll had a fantastic time anyway!

Kat said...

That's the size table I need at holidays; if I had somewhere to put it! Your lamb looks delicious! My son lives in Pittsburgh.

Big Dude said...

Great looking dining room. I'd say a fine meal was had there.

Breezy Point Mom said...

I am sorry you all couldn't be together for Easter. But everybody ate well, at least. I just love to see photos of your splendid dining room. You have class, lady.

altadenahiker said...

Sounds fabulous -- I adore lamb. (Phoebe knows how to turn on that look, too.)