Linking up with Shay and Erika for Let's Look. Today we are looking at how we do Easter at our house.
We have often hosted people for Easter or visited Dave's parents for Easter weekend so we always try to make special meals and have special treats. We will of course be alone for Easter this year but we will still be doing something special to celebrate.
We always start our Easter morning by seeing what the Easter Bunny brought to us. There are usually baskets or bowls of treats for everyone, even the adults. Unfortunately this year, although there will be chocolates, the baskets may be a little light on the treats.
Then the kids will start searching for the chocolate eggs the Easter Bunny has hidden around the house. There are usually eggs under pillows, in drawers, shoes, coat pockets, on hanging photos or just on the floor. Even the adults get to keep a few if they can spot them first. This is from two years ago.
Some years our church has had a sunrise service at the park near our house so we can walk. I will miss that this year. We always go to church on Easter Sunday, and Dave comes along too. It is my favourite time of year, He is risen, Alleluia! I also think it is appropriate to bring a few chocolate eggs along in your pocket to church. This year we will watch our minister's online message and music and celebrate the risen Christ at home.
We also usually make a nice meal for supper, ham or turkey and all of the trimmings. This year since we will be alone we've decided to make ribs on the BBQ instead. So we will have potato salad and coleslaw with that, and I will make a cherry pie.
Dave's family also has a tradition of making an Easter cake. The recipe and decorations have been modified over the years by different people making them, but the general idea is the same, usually topped with marshmallows, coconut, and eggs. I think the original version had a chocolate hen sitting on top and it was supposed to look like a nest, but I haven't been able to find a chocolate hen for years.
Happy Easter to you!