Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Tidbits

We had a good Easter with lots of fun and good food. Let's start with the ubiquitous Peeps, now in neon colors too. I heard on the radio the other day that Americans purchase 700 million Peeps a year. I guess most of them get eaten, but some must end up like this. How sad. We ate ours. Of course from the Peep's point of view that is just as sad as microwave jousting.

We also had these salmon dip appetizers. The dip is cream cheese, salmon, onion puree, and a little sour cream whirled in the Cuisinart. It is then piped onto endive leaves and garnished with alfalfa sprouts. Yum.

And I made these watercress sandwiches again. And we had a crudite platter, but I didn't get a photo of that.

And Kim made this cheesy bunny. Cream cheese, onions, and herbs. Isn't he cute?

For the rest of the meal we had the same menu as last year, but different desserts. This year we had carrot cake, angel food cake with strawberries, and layer cake with chocolate frosting.

Because of the rain we had to stay indoors, so after dinner we played games. And shot nerf guns. In the dining room. And I wonder why frosting is found on the walls later? The girls told me the Lord of the Manor did it with a stray shot to the carrot cake! Oy vey! Just a typical day here Amongst The Oaks.


Pippajo said...

Well, everything looks and sounds lovely as usual and I'm relieved to know our is not the only household that indulges in indoor Nerf shoot-outs. I have found those darts in the most interesting places!

the homely year said...

Your meal looks delicious and great fun...all those colours!
Margaret and Noreen

Anonymous said...

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