Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter

Good Friday's Standing Rib Roast was outstanding (groan - bad pun intended). No pictures; it was just gone too fast.

Easter Sunday dinner is on Saturday, so people can travel on Sunday without missing dinner. I cooked two boneless lamb legs, totaling about 8 pounds. There were some leftovers. Of course, I didn't take many pictures. So, here's my plate.
And Jeff helping himself to some roasted roots.

Sunday morning was all about the Hot Cross Buns. I made 3 dozen, adapting my technique to use the cool rise method I learned from the Farm Wives' bread cookbook. It was pretty successful. Remind me the week before next Easter and I'll post it then, so you can all try it
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Sunday morning was also all about hunting for Easter baskets. This was a teaser I put in the middle of the table before I went to bed.
The big kids picked at it while making pancakes at 8AM. Maybe to the rest of you 8AM is normal, but we're late risers. They all went to take naps after they ate.

The weekend was sunny, and my house was gloriously noisy for 3 days. What more can anyone ask of a holiday?

11 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

My is yapping about how she misses those family days
Benny & Lily

Faye Lewis said...

Glad you had a great time. The food looks great, making me hungry.

Nichole said...

YUM!

Pam said...

I have yet to find a hot cross bun recipe that I like.

Claire S. said...

I always leave your foodie posts hungry !
Glad you had a noisy house for a few days - I know you miss 'em all. The quiet house takes some getting used to :-)

Pam said...

I know your house is filled with delicious food and lots of noise (the good kind) during the holidays.

Blond Duck said...

I would love to spend Easter at your house!

SissySees said...

I miss having lamb for Easter, but my aunt and I are the only ones who love it. Everyone else is happier with smoked salmon and ham.

Big Dude said...

Sounds like some mighty fine eatin happened at your place

~~louise~~ said...

Sounds like you and the gang had a blast! If I remember correctly, the weather cooperated too!

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

Mary said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Those buns look perfect.