When I created a tablescape a couple weeks ago, for the sole purpose of photographing it for a blog post, my 3 girls wanted to eat at the fancy set table. Never mind that we were having leftovers for supper instead of a fancy dinner, they thought we should eat there. And since typically you set a table to be dined upon I can’t really blame them!
They weathered it well when I insisted it was just for a photo shoot and even left it all intact for the few days before I took it all apart and put everything away so I could use the table for sewing projects.
I did decide that it would be a shame to not set a nice fancy table for Easter – even though it would just be the 5 of us here, and it sounded easier to just eat in the kitchen like always.
2 weeks before Easter I finally got with the program and planted wheat grass. I was a little worried about the grass growing tall and thick enough by Easter, but I should never have worried a bit! My wheat seed came straight from the heart of Kansas – from my brother-in-laws farm no less! And let me tell you, that is some seriously hardy wheat. I planted an urn with wheat seed, planning to put it on my front porch. With our weather still so cold I worried that I wouldn’t be able to put it out.
And then it hit me – DUH! It’s Kansas, winter wheat! The stuff gets planted in the fall and goes through the winter as short little green stuff. A little chilly Ohio weather wasn’t going to faze this stuff! I ended up putting all of it out for a couple days and overnight just to stunt the amazing growth a bit!
I loved having real grass to use this year. I have some lovely faux flowers and I use them every year but real is just so much more fun to me. I’ll definitely be doing the wheat grass again.
Several years ago I had my husband’s family for Easter dinner. I used several recipes from a Quick Cooking magazine for that meal but hadn’t made any of them since. So this year I dug the magazine out and recreated the meal. I think we had a few more dishes when I hosted the whole family but this worked for the 5 of us and didn’t stress me out trying to make a ton of food.
The kabobs are SO yummy! Ham, pineapple, green peppers, sweet potatoes and onion. The recipe doesn’t call for onion but my hubby added it. There is a sauce recipe you glaze the kabobs with before you broil them. Most things that are to be broiled are better grilled but this one is the exception. When we made them the first time we had part of them done and then the grill ran out of gas so we finished them under the broiler. We all liked them better that way.
The bunny bread and dip are from the same magazine. So simple, the bread is frozen bread dough purchased at the grocery. The recipe tells how to form each piece and it is quick and fun.
Isn’t he so cute?! Can you see his almond-slice teeth? The dough kind of raises up around them but they are there 🙂
The cupcakes Emma made! Every single bit! The recipe in Quick Cooking calls for a spice cake mix but Travis couldn’t find one. So I had Emma look up a spice cake recipe online and just use that to make the cupcakes. Store bought cream cheese icing, a bit of parsley and Wilton’s orange food coloring and voila! Easter cupcakes.
The girls were delighted to use the crystal goblets, vintage linen napkins, and have a fun centerpiece. Becca announced part way through the meal that this was a really fun Easter 🙂
A friend of mine made and sold the Crown of Thorn wreaths a few years ago and I’m so glad I have one. I’ve used it in my Spring Decor in various ways and I just like the reminder it is of what my Salvation cost.
The vintage post card is a reproduction that another friend of mine sent out at Easter a year or so ago. I love vintage post cards.
We spent Easter afternoon taking naps, playing, reading, and in the evening we watched a short movie with the girls.
Come back tomorrow – I will be sharing a few pics of the girls Easter dresses!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter – He is RISEN!
Sew a Fine Seam
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