Happy Easter!

March 23, 2008 at 9:33 am 2 comments

Lots of Easter preparation on Saturday. A morning jaunt to the farm where we picked up our Vermont maple sugar smoked ham for Easter dinner. The boys had a great time chasing chickens. This picture looks like the small boy is being chased but make no mistake, he was the dominant chaser. Poor chickens.

The afternoon was egg coloring time. My husband boiled the goose eggs for 10-15 minutes. We’ll know in a couple of days if that’s how long it takes to hard boil a goose egg.

The small boy kept trying to sip the egg coloring from the spoons. All that vinegar… blech. I had to restrain my perfectionist artistic tendencies and just let the boys color as they wanted to. Here are their beautiful eggs.

Lots of baking for me. These rolls were made in addition to the Oatmeal Sourdough rolls so that there was a vegan option at the table.

And last but not least… Easter sugar cookies. I wasn’t on top of my game and didn’t find Easter shaped cookie cutters so we just grabbed a glass out of the cupboard and went with the no-frills round cookie. As suggested by some reviewers, I added a bit more vanilla and some lemon zest as well as using half granulated and half powdered sugar. They’re really, really good. (Even better than Alton Brown’s. Sshhhh, pretend I didn’t say that. Sorry Alton, I still love you.) The boys did the decorating on these too.

Happy Easter!

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  • 1. Magik Quilter  |  March 23, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Happy Easter too Peg..cute photo of savage hunter- in- training. Boy you sure sound like you have a feast planned. Enjoy!

  • 2. High Desert Diva  |  March 23, 2008 at 10:24 am

    The rolls and cookies look divine.

    I think part of being a great mom is letting kids do their own thing…with Easter eggs and cookies, too. 🙂

    Hadn’t seen your blog for awhile…scrolled down and remembered your quilt top. I like both backings you picked. The quieter one is nice though….all your work should be the focal point.

    Enjoy your day!

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