Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy (belated) Easter

Whoah, I guess I didn't manage to slip in under the Easter in Germany wire after all but it's still Easter somewhere, right? These past few weeks have been rough ones with both expected and unexpected news of four extended family members/close family friends in faraway places passing away. We're hoping that the advent of spring will signal a few new beginnings instead of all these sad endings.

Saturday we visited the in-laws for some lovely roast lamb and the distribution of Easter treats a day early. Boy12 made this avant-garde pipe cleaner chicken for Oma.




Come Sunday morning we decided to have our egg hunt indoors. You'll understand once you see this.



Cold enough to freeze your bunnies off out there!


Boy15 informed us that although he wasn't in the mood to look for eggs behind the sofa cushions, he was by no means to too old to receive tons of chocolatey goodness





It wouldn't be Easter breakfast without our family tradition of coloured eggs in 'nests'. Boy12 loves these so much he wanted to have them for breakfast again on Monday.





Later on in the day we enjoyed some warming gingered carrot soup with bunny biscuits...



...and a composed egg salad (Yay, only 17 more hard boiled eggs to use up!)


Found this recipe in the back of the TV guide: lamb's lettuce, eggs slices, avocado, red onion, apple and chopped hazelnuts with a walnut oil and white wine vinegar dressing.

Since we had lamb on Saturday we winged it on Sunday for the main course and pulled a couple of Aldi lobsters out of the deep freeze. Sorry, no pictures - the lobsters refused to put on their bunny ears.


Dessert fell into the beloved "Food That Looks Like Other Food" category.


"Fried egg" cake (Don't you just love the puzzled look on the chicks' faces?) which wasn't as tasty as it could have been due to a textural-issue-producing gelatin malfunction. Oh well.

We still have two days of Easter vacation left. Tuesday is 'clean up day' (you should see this place!) and Wednesday we'll all head downtown for lunch and bit of shopping. If it ever stops snowing, that is!


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17 Comments:

At March 25, 2008 1:00 AM, Blogger Maribeth said...

Someday I want to take a Mausi cooking course! You are always so imaginative and everything looks yummy!

 
At March 25, 2008 2:15 AM, Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow -- I'm with Maribeth -- I want a Mausi cooking course. You're a fabulous cook -- I just love your food posts -- they always look so yummy! Those egg nests are adorable -- are they hard to make? Do you add the egg after the bread is baked?

 
At March 25, 2008 3:30 AM, Blogger Maria said...

The food and chocolates look delish!

 
At March 25, 2008 3:34 AM, Blogger Rositta said...

Those buns look absolutely yummy. Your cake looks great, I had a blueberry/raspberry pie malfunction, guess when you bake/cook a lot it's bound to happen sooner or later, lol...Happy belated Easter to....ciao:)

 
At March 25, 2008 7:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buona Pasqua. Happy Easter in Italian. Lurking Lisa

 
At March 25, 2008 10:16 AM, Blogger Sandra said...

Everything looks fantastic. Your photographs of food look professionally staged--really nice.

 
At March 25, 2008 2:56 PM, OpenID planetgermany said...

Happy Easter from me too! Love the Easter snow-bunny!

 
At March 25, 2008 5:55 PM, Blogger Diane Mandy said...

Wow! You guys go all out!

 
At March 26, 2008 9:11 AM, Blogger Schokolade Mädchen said...

Ok, the "pizza cake"" was awesome but now you have to show off with a "fried egg" cake? I love it! It's really nice that you make holidays and birthdays so special for your family.

 
At March 26, 2008 2:14 PM, Blogger Ginnie said...

You always take the cake, Christina, when it comes to holiday goodness. I declare, Woman! And can you believe all this snow! It has snowed a bit or a lot every day here in AMS for almost a week. More snow than they've seen here in a long time! It hasn't stuck to the ground like yours has but we've seen a LOT of it in the air! I finally got my snow!

 
At March 26, 2008 5:03 PM, Blogger DBunny said...

A Snow Bunny and Bunny Biscuits! =:-) Wow, cool! You did some work, huh?

 
At March 27, 2008 10:50 PM, Anonymous Gardner said...

The carrot stew looks yummy. Reminds me of a kids book where a lion eats carrot stew with rabbits instead of rabbit stew. Sorry for the weird flashback.

 
At March 28, 2008 6:54 PM, Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Poor Easter bunny... He probably froze his.... uhm... Ears off this year!

What a great cooking job you did! It loks delish! I'm planning on a nice tête-à-tête dinner with OX this weekend. No special reason, just that I saw a few nice recipes to try out.

 
At March 31, 2008 5:21 AM, Blogger illahee said...

everything looks so wonderful! i just gave you a bloggers of the world award over on my blog, i hope you don't mind.

 
At April 01, 2008 8:18 PM, Blogger Betsy said...

I am so sorry to hear that you've had family and friends pass away. Sending big virtual hugs your way.

 
At April 05, 2008 3:25 AM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

wow - now that looks like some great food!

 
At April 19, 2008 1:07 AM, Blogger CaliforniaKat said...

I love the little chicks, looks like they're going, "Eh, what the..."

Love the freeze your bunnies off as well.

 

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