Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter 2015

We had a lovely Easter this year, with both our offspring visiting with their families for the weekend.  The weather cooperated, with sunshine and comfortably cool temperatures for lots of backyard play and patio sitting.

My older granddaughter loves to cook, so we made desserts together.  One fun project was making chocolate-dipped strawberry "carrots" to garnish pots of chocolate mousse. Her younger cousin enjoyed watching the process.

The "carrots" turned out really cute! And the mousse, topped with chocolate cookie crumb "dirt," was delicious, too.

Of course, we also needed to dye some eggs for hunting!
There was also some cute cousin cuddling time on the patio.

Sunday morning the grandchildren donned their Easter outfits.
After church, four generations sat down for Easter dinner in the dining room.  The table was set with my Castleton Gloria china, and each plate was topped with gingham napkins from Pier 1 last year and Lindt chocolate carrots.  Yellow tulips and silver dishes filled with candy eggs were the centerpiece.
Our menu was traditional -- ham, macaroni and cheese, green beans, rolls -- but we tried a new dessert, Emeril's banana cream pie. It was spectacular!


  1. Your grands are adorable, Tricia. It is nice they are willing to help out in the kitchen. Lovely table...I missed out on seeing those gingham napkins last year...wonder if they have any left this year.
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Beautiful table, adorable grandkids--what's not to like?

  3. I always enjoy seeing other people's grandkids since I don't have any of my own -- yet. Looks like you had a nice Easter!

  4. I always enjoy seeing other people's grandkids since I don't have any of my own -- yet. Looks like you had a nice Easter!

  5. Tricia, I can see by her smile on her face that she just adores you and spending time creating with you! How wonderful and they look so delicious! We will have to make those. They would be great for a garden party too!

  6. What fun you created for your grandchildren Tricia and that pretty girl is also a cook, how wonderful. I'm so glad I found you congratulating Laurie on her anniversary, I couldn't help but come over and say hello.
    Hope all is well with you and wish you blessings.

  7. Adorable grandkids! Lovely photos you have! I love your blog. I hope everything's good. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Adorable grands! Their smiles makes me smile. How's everything? I hope all is well.

  9. Tricia, I miss your blog posts. Yes, I remember your granddaughter was born on the same date as Cooper. It's hard to believe that they are almost three years old. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Hope all is well with you.