Easter is a really special celebration in the Christian calendar and the menu choices from savory to sweet usually has some or other symbolic meaning or reference to the event. Personally I am sure there is a great deal more tradition tied up in it all more than anything else – but that’s just an opinion.
I know, in my household pickled fish and hot cross buns are a tradition and usually eating meat during this time is a huge no-no. My husband is the pickle fish King – much to my unhappiness as I am not a fish lover and can’t stand the smell of onions, so he know’s to be busy while I am out the house… I love the hot cross buns though and could eat them all year round. But for the record, and not because he’s a follower .. I need to admit that if I am having any pickled fish it’s his – it tastes awesome and a meal I could happily enjoy!!!!!!
This Easter the menu was as follows:
Chocolate brownies and cream
We don’t have any young children in the house so an Easter egg hunt was not on the list for the days events; however it would have been a great idea to get the adults to have a bit of fun – but I’m sure the dogs would have gotten to the hiding spots long before we did. Not ideal, so we’ll place that event on hold – for now.
Pickle Fish starter
Chicken pie mains
Carrot cupcakes and coffee dessert
My mom was away this long week-end, so it was just the usual 4 (Dad, sister and husband)… we missed her loads though so we kept her updated with loads of pic’s and messages.
I didn’t make a super big deal of dessert this year, I think it’s because I needed to take full advantage of the long week-end and fit so many other things in. I promise next year I plan on making my own Hot cross buns and the creativity scale for the dessert, coffee/tea area will also climb a few notches so watch out 2014.
I spent the day out with my awesome sister the Saturday and ended the long week-end off with a really funny and witty movie… if you have some time you should rent it or catch it this month on DSTV as I see it’s on the movie line up for the month.
I don’t want to say to much about the movie, as I don’t want to spoil it for you – but for every baker/cook blogger this would be a real treat and awesome laugh.
I trust you all had a Blessed Easter long week-end, I know I did
- Cranberry and Orange Hot Cross Buns with Milk Chocolate Drizzle (underthebluegumtree.com)
- Hot Cross Buns & Afternoon Tea (bellevuetea.wordpress.com)
- Easter 2013 (woollymuses.wordpress.com)