All Things Easter-Friday Favorites. Food to add to your table, books to read, articles about the origins of Easter and few finds too.
Good morning friends. It’s Good Friday, the start of Easter weekend. Many around the world will be observing the crucifixion of Christ, attending the stations of the cross and preparing their hearts for resurrection Sunday, Easter.
Today, instead of all of the random and fun things that piqued my interest this week I thought I would share “all things Easter.” Food to add to your table, books to read to the kids, interesting articles about the origins of Easter and of course a few Easter finds too.
Grab your coffee, hot chocolate or tea and let’s get to it.
Easter, like Christmas is all about traditions. We go to mass, come home for cinnamon rolls or hot cross buns, then there is an Easter egg hunt, and a lunch or dinner consisting of ham, potatoes, yeast rolls, asparagus, salad and of course dessert.
All Things Easter
Deviled Eggs , will be on almost every table this weekend, including mine. Classic are my favorite but you may enjoy chipotle bacon deviled eggs.
Iced Buns are similar to hot cross buns and just as delicious.
I will be making a batch cinnamon roll muffins all the taste of cinnamon rolls but less work.
Strawberry Feta Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette, a beautiful salad to add to your Easter dinner or brunch.
Elevate your classic mashed potatoes with this recipe for browned butter mashed potatoes with rosemary! Yum!
Are you having ham or lamb? Baked ham is on our menu but if you like lamb you might enjoy this recipe from Martha Stewart.
Even thought there will be baskets of candy from the Easter bunny dessert is a must. I am making carrot loaf cake, one for us and one for the neighbors. I am also making a cheesecake for my nephew.
Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday
Candy: Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About
Why Are Chocolate Easter Bunnies Hollow?
Why do we east chocolate bunnies?
The Untold Truth of Chocolate Easter Bunnies
What Does the Easter Bunny Have to Do With Easter?
The History of the Hunt: How the Tradition Was Hatched
How did eggs Become a Tradition?
The History of Peeps. Did you know there is a Peeps Mobile?
What’s the Deal with Easter Bonnets?
These are a few of the Easter books that I have given to the kids in my life for Easter over the years.
The Easter egg by Jan Brett
Jan Brett’s lovable bunny hero, Hoppi, and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over illustrations filled with dazzling eggs made by Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass and others.
If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help the Easter Rabbit with his deliveries on Easter morning. But it is not so easy. Discouraged, he goes into the woods to think when a blue robin’s egg tumbles out of its nest. Hoppi keeps it safe and warm until the baby bird hatches, and when the Easter Rabbit arrives, he declares the empty blue eggshell the very best one to reward Hoppi for his kindness.
The beloved story of the Velveteen Rabbit, the toy rabbit made real by the love of a boy.
Originally published in 1922, the classic story of a toy rabbit who loves a boy so much he eventually becomes real, has charmed children—and adults—for nearly a century. Author Margery Williams wrote this treasured classic that has warmed many hearts for decades. This story is among the top 100 books for children recommended by the National Education Association, chosen in a 2007 online poll, and also won the IRA/CBC Children’s Choice award.
Over the centuries, his story has been woven into Polish folklore: When Simon the farmer brings his wares to market, little does he expect how he will be involved in the events of that very special day, nor how his produce—of bread, eggs, and wine—will become important symbols of Jesus’ passion and resurrection, remembered throughout the ages.
One of my fondest memories of Easter is going shopping with my sisters for our dresses and bonnets, more often than not we whore white straw hats with flowing ribbons. One year I made a statement with a black straw hat decorated with white daisy’s and long black grograin ribbon. It is still my favorite Easter accessories ever.
I already have my outfit but if there was still time I would order this dress, I love everything about it.
This dress would be beautiful too and this one! I think I am in love with at least 2/3 of the new arrivals from Boden.
That is it for this weeks edition of “Friday Favorites- All things Easter. I hope that you found something to make or to enjoy. Have a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for weekend meanderings with Kim and Juliet.
William Kendall says
Deviled eggs for me were a new years thing.