Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

Loved checking out FaceBook this AM and seeing some of the Easter baskets and treats some of my friends and family have done up.
My kinda cousin was scanning Pinterest and decided her little lady needed to see bunny toes when she woke up this am....
Dying to hear what the reaction will be!

This year is a little odd for us.
My mother in law decided last minute that she was going to host a small Easter and wanted us there.
(Hubby doesn't get it, he thinks a week is more than enough notice, I say it's still short notice when it comes to a holiday, esp one you already have plans for. What say you?)
So, breakfast with my side and a later lunch with his.
Can we say mass quantities of food?!

My side:
(for further description of odd sounding dishes, check out last year's Easter where I explain them all)
Fruit Salad
Egg Casserole ( regular, and one gluten free)
(I made the following)
Baked Beans
Strawberry Cheesecake Cake
Key Lime Pie

Hubby's Side:
Mashed Potato
Sweet Potato Casserole
Raspberry Cake
(I made the following)
Chocolate Toffee Cream Pie

Let me tell you though, my kitchen stories of the day.

Made the Chocolate Cream pie. Looked delicious....put it in the fridge.
I went to grab something later....and knocked a whole pound of butter INTO my pie! You should have seen me trying to doctor it up. Sigh. I did the best I could. It's no longer gorgeous...but it will have to do.

While making the Key Lime Pie, I set it in the other room to cool (my kitchen is too tiny, and when I have a million projects, I take over the dining room too). Kept going and forgot about it. Realized I needed it in the fridge, grabbed it...and promptly stuck my finger into the meringue on top. There is no fixing that. One could say...I left my "mark"...(cue drum roll....)

Then there was the strawberry cheesecake cake.
I always thought my round cake pans were 9 inches
and that my springform was 9 inches.
Yeah, not so much.
My cheesecake was much bigger than my cake. Always fun to try to carve frozen cheesecake. That is a Saturday adventure everyone should have (sigh).
Then my frosting didn't turn out's gloopy.
I used it anyhow because it tastes amazing.

That's OK.
I am sure the family enjoyed them anyhow. Ugly food can still be good food.


  1. Sounds like you had quite a day in the kitchen! Lol I'm torn on the week's notice. I'd love if we made plans WAY in advance, but in our world, a week tends to be the average. Those paw prints are adorable! Happy belated Easter!

    Ashley @

    1. Happy belated Easter to you and yours Ashley! I hope the bunny was good to Bubba :)