Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter


After a couple of extremely hectic workdays this week (Thursday and Saturday especially), when everyone was running around as if the end is nigh, it's nice to finally have my peaceful lie-in-bed-and- read day.
The Easter Bunny visited our house and the usual hunt for hidden eggs in our lounge room took place. This year, only J and Z were here to participate. You would think that at 19 and 16 years old they would no longer be interested in this sort of activity but that's not the case. A couple of years ago, the Easter Bunny made this assumption and didn't hide the eggs. I woke up that morning to find that J had risen early and hidden them all.
Anyway, there is plenty of chocolate in our house today. I don't really understand this current trend of buying Easter "presents" as I witnessed so many people doing this week. Chocolate eggs will do just fine here.
 

Easter decorations here are nowhere near as lavish as those at Christmas. They consist of lots of colourful eggs (edible and otherwise), a few demented-looking chicks and a cherished book which I used to read to the kids at Easter years ago.















A bit of a strange Easter with less people around than usual. C and E both have to work and no extended family gathering this year for some unknown reason.
I will still have to move myself soon to organise dinner - roast lamb with all the trimmings and apple pie for dessert. I have already made the traditional Easter Caramel Slice which has been sampled by most of the family.
Mini eggs prior to de-foiling for the slice.

Finished slice. So very rich and chocolatey. Definitely a once-a-year treat only!

8 comments:

librarygirl said...

OH SNAP sister o' mine.
We just had roast lamb and apple pie for lunch and I was thinking we all should have done something together with the fiancees too over these 4 days!

I don't get the Easter "presents" thing either. What the? unless it's a little decoration.

Manderley said...

Great minds think alike as usual! I contemplated organising a get-together but knew both the girls had to work ( C ALL weekend) and would have been disappointed to miss a family gathering. XX

The Elephant's Child said...

I love the cups and saucers that the eggs are displayed in.
Easter here very low key. My smaller portion is still unable to eat, and it doesn't seem right to cook a big dinner when he can't participate. A delayed Easter perhaps.

Manderley said...

Good to see you back here over the last couple of days EC.
Have been following your updates on SP's health. Hopefully he, and you, will be able to enjoy a good meal soon.

librarygirl said...

Also, back again after a sleep, could you post that Easter egg slice recipe? I think Julz asked me to ask you about it last year...

Julz said...

That's funny. I didn't remember asking last year but when I saw the photo on this post I thought I might pursue the recipe and now that Library Girl has mentioned it, I do vaguely recall ...

Shame about the Hawks, soooo close ! and we did not get that Geelong monkey off our back.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see that rabbit walking the duck! LOL!

Manderley said...

Rabbit walking the duck photo was especially for you!