Happy Easter! He is Risen!
In spite of the overwhelmingly sad and uncertain times we are in, I believe in Easter and all of the hope and promise it represents. We missed our family more than ever today, but I was determined to celebrate the joyful occasion of Easter, and make it special and memorable if only for our little foursome. If I’m being very honest, I also did it for me. To feel normal and busy and joyful, and to feel closer to my family by making our traditional dishes.
I made only one purchase for our Easter table this year – the darling Peeps table accents from Hester and Cook. I hadn’t necessarily planned to use them for our Easter feast, but when it slowly became clear it would just be the four of us, I decided to do something cheefrul and whimsical.
I started setting up in the dining room and was overcome with emotion at setting a table for four when we normally gather at least ten. We dine in there often for Sunday suppers, but I felt like doing so today would be a visual reminder of who we were missing. And so, I moved it all to the little kitchen table for an intimate meal.
I used a purple sharpie to add our names on the table accents. I added flowers to my Costco list over a week ago and was relieved they lasted just long enough for the Easter table! Whew!
I deconstructed my Peeps display jar and repurposed the candy in every way I could think of. :-) I shared how I made these in my Instagram stories.
I got a ton of questions about my tablecloth on Instagram. I have the blue-green color and it was $22! It is a fantastic, heavy weight and washs up beautifully. I put it in the dryer only for a few minutes and then hang it over my drying rack to finish. It needs only a very light iron. I typically use it on the porch, which is why it is a big large in here. Although, it worked fine and I’ll definitely use it here again since it all matches!
I mentioned that I prepared all of my family’s usual Easter eats. We started with bunny-tinis and deviled eggs. I made Daddy-O’s gentleman’s wedge salad and Mother’s twice baked potatoes. Mother usually cooks a ham, but when Publix was sold out I ordered a small 4lb boneless one from Honey Baked. I added rolls (that never rose…), green beans and my usual bunny cakelets. I’ll type up and share all of the recipes this week.
Bestie M found me the coveted Lilly Nibbles pattern (2013) at a consignment store back in January. I looked forward to wearing it to Easter festivities for months. Since it was just the four of us at home, I decided to wear it in lieu of the floor length sundress I bought around the same time for today.
UPDATE: All recipes here
After dinner, I hid the boys baskets like always. I had them each a shirt in my stash and had already ordered new swimsuits for the year. Everything else I picked up at Publix. :-)
The boys immediately put their gift cards to use while Honey and I watched Knives Out.
Happy Easter from our family to yours!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED