Monday, April 9, 2012
Yesterday was Easter. I awoke my girl, who has eagerly been anticipating this holiday...which is kind of weird because I can't really explain it to her and we don't pretend that there is an Easter bunny or anything. Anyway I awoke my girl by telling her she got to wear her Easter dress (finally) and she was so excited she shook with excitement.
We got all dressed and could not find her white dress shoes. Eric and I were running around the house frantically hunting for them and no luck. Finally, totally exasperated, we just put purple tennis shoes on her feet and went to church. Her shoes were a hit, of course.
Later I made a relatively simple (prepared in an hour) Easter dinner for the family. My parents and youngest brother Sam came over to share in the meal. My mother made vegan rolls and an apple cranberry pie (so good). I made tofurkey, a few salads (please scroll down or click the links for recipes--today's post is actually 4 this post plus three posted recipes) lemon asparagus, couscous with almonds and cranberries, herbed baby potatoes and vegan deviled eggs. I used this recipe for the "eggs" and it was WEIRD, because it was pretty good and convincing. I did tweak the filling recipe as it called for a lot of salt and I wanted way more mustard. Anyway we set it all out, buffet style called it good. Simple and filling.
The obligatory tofurkey. Eric might revolt if I refused to make it.
Simple fruit salad
Egg free deviled eggs
After lunch Cordelia opened her Easter basket while we looked on.
Then it was off to the backyard for an Easter egg (plastic eggs) hunt. She had a great time collecting them in her basket, then transferred them into a toddler sized shopping cart.
We all came back in, chatted for a bit, ate some pie and then my parents and brother went home and Cordelia passed out.
How was your Easter? Do anything special?