Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Finery and Food

We were quite fancy for Easter this year, except for the mister who protested that he was wearing a blazer at least.

Genevieve wore the Holly Hobbie outfit that Grandma sewed for me in the 1970s.  It is exquisitely sewn, with sheer eyelet and candy-like buttons and ruffles.  And a bonnet! 

I am wearing the dotted black dress I have had for 10 years and rely upon for every dressy occasion, with a hat I have had even longer but always wore plain.  This year, I tried my hand at millinery and fancied it up with a homemade flower, feathers from the creative reuse store, and a twist of tulle.

Ben did not request a new bowtie, and I didn't volunteer to make one because the plaid is so Easter-y.

As for food, I hosted my in-laws this year, although we halved the food assignments, so it wasn't much work for me. 

It's possible that some people iron tablecloths when they get them out of the drawer. 
I made an apple cake from Rustic Fruit Desserts, recommended by Rebecca, that was delicious. 
I neglected to take a picture of the ham; in a burst of Southern cheer, I used the Coca-cola glaze.  It was fine, but I have buckets (almost a quart) of the stuff mixed with ham drippings left over.  It's pretty sweet.  What on earth should I do with it?


Lisa said...

Isn't it great that Genevieve is so glad to wear that dress! And she looks so cute in it. Ben's tie is terrific, and I do admit that I try to figure out ahead which tablecloth I'm using so I can press it. But, not always!

Hazel said...

Ironing table linen is over rated! I got mine and and decided the plates and food would cover the creases...

For the ham liquor, how about freezing it in an ice cube tray so you can add small amounts to soups and gravies? You could dilute it with more stock/water, add veg and beans and call it soup but it may still be too sweet.

jenny_o said...

Every one of you looks so nice. And your hat! It is just right on you!

As for tablecloths, I used to iron them but life is so busy now I am lucky to get the meal on the table :)

Meryl said...

Aww--you guys are so sweet! (And I never iron tablecloths either--lol.)

Sew Blessed Maw said...

What a lovely family at Easter Time.. Love all the photos.. Genevie looks so adorable in her her dress, and Ben in his beautiful plaid tie..[your right. perfect for Easter.]
You look wonderful in your beautiful hat.. and what a pretty transformation. I love it.. SO proud you had a wonderful Easter. We did too.

nancy said...

Cute! You can use the leftover cola as a rust cleaner, I'm not kidding...

Anonymous said...

I love your site! Can you use the leftover syrup to make monkey bread?

BLD in MT said...

What wonderful family photos! I love the outfits, especially Miss G's. But, I am partial to bonnets!!

That dessert looks so lovely, too. I like the apple slices on top.

And the people that iron their table cloths....I suppose they exist, but I know more people like us who just slap it on there as is. I mean, table cloths are dressy far am I willing to take it!!! Not to the ironing board, I guess!!

Glad you and yours had a grand Easter.

sk said...

You're gorgeous. So's your husband.


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