I’m linking up with Carolyn Astfalk’s Bonnets, Baskets & Bunnies linkup in celebration of the greatest holiday in the history of history… EASTER!
We go a little crazy for Easter. And why not? We’ve done the Lent thing, and now it’s time to party, because when you plan to party in the praise of the Lord for all eternity, you have to get a little practice in every now and then.
But no party comes without preparation… or without inviting others to party. on Spy Wednesday, I hid 30 silver coins (quarters) then had the kids search for those and donate money from their own stores to do something sweet and generous for others rather than greedy and despairing. We took our spy money and bought Easter foods, including candy, to donate to our food cupboard.
Then we had our Holy Thursday dinner, complete with seder foods to tell the Passover story (it wasn’t a seder, of course, because we’re not Jewish, but we do try to honor our spiritual heritage) and our marshmallow treat
bichon frise lamb.
Then Easter Vigil! Complete with new or new-to-you dresses. Second Shift of Kid wanted to wear the same dress her oldest sister wore for Easter when she was that age. Excuse me. I have something in my eye.
Once our liturgical celebration with the Universal Church had been completed, it was time for traditions new and old. Such as the Post-Vigil, Pre-Superlate Bedtime Virgin Pina Coladas!
Next morning, after the baskets were found and plundered a bit, it was Resurrection Rolls for breakfast!
(Resurrection Rolls iz srs bznz.)
No Easter Feast is complete without my BFF’s late mom’s pineapple filling (recipe below).
And finally, to cap off our Easter Feasting, we completed the solemn Easter Duty of our domestic church: the dipping of the Peeps.
Speaking of BFFs, the texting habit between myself and mine inspired Cate & Staz’s texting in Don’t You Forget About Me.
Wishing you and yours a holy, blessed Easter and life eternal!
What are some of your Holy Week and Easter traditions? Share here, or blog and link up your own over at Carolyn’s!
Before I forget:
Peg’s Pineapple Filling
- 4 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 can crushed pineapple
- 1 c sugar
- 1/2 c butter
- 12-16 slices of squishy white bread, cubed
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine first 4 ingredients, then fold in bread. Pour into greased 8×11 pan and bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes until brown and toasty and delish.