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!