Monday, April 5, 2010
Easter began with some bright sunshine , but by late afternoon it turned to cool rain. Saturday was cold rain as well, which made it not so nice for egg hunts in this part of the country. Easter happened though, as it does inspite of the weather, the theological debates or anything else. For our family, it was a fun busy day !
Breakfast was overnight oats with apricots and dates, topped with fresh blackberries and pumpkin seeds. Our market had blackberries for a song, so we indulged !
Bob sang at the 10 am Mass and then the Noon, so when he got back we grabbed a quick lunch . We were all starving and it meant a chance to eat something healthy before the gathering
Green Monster soup, Deli Flats with red pepper hummus and mozzarella cheese ( grilled) and fruit salad.Filling- and then off to mom's !
There was a lot of good conversations ( pictured he is my brother, one of my nieces who is expecting a baby any day, my brother's girlfriend and their son)
Babies playing with those who were babies noit so long ago themselves
( another niece with my brother and his son)
Egg hunts with newfound treasures ( one of my grandnephews)
and even a few friendly laps to catch up on a few zz's if you needed to.
And of course, food ! There was turkey and ham and lamb and veggies and salads and cakes and... in situations like my family gatherings there are a lot of people, all who bring a dish or two to pass because we are all certain that someone will forget something and we will all drop dead of starvation if we miss a meal . Belive it or not , it is actually a celtic custom to be hospitable and offer food and drink to all who cross your threshold. Few remember the reasons, find it so ingrained that they do this and just sense it is what they must do. It's fun , but it means there is a ton of food, everything served buffet style because you have no definite idea of how many people are coming . Then everyone eats on plates perched on laps because there is no room for a table- so no pictures of my plate.
Back to school today and back to normal !