We had a wonderful Easter Weekend surrounded by family and friends. I’m lumping Good Friday in the mix as it’s the one day of Spring Break the boys are going to be home all day. We spent a large part of Friday making food items, Brendon as my sous chef, a theme which continued until Sunday. He’s becoming a big help with the measuring, mixing and reading the recipe.
Friday we pumped out homemade sourdough bread, skinny slow cooker fudge (yes, this exists) and the cakes needed for our Bunny Cake featured at our Twilight Egg Hunt on Saturday. Is it only me or has this bunny cake been haunting every pinterest user the past this Month. He seemed to pop up on each new pinterest dabble…so, we took the challenge.
We had one kid casualty and one still lost money egg from our Saturday evening hunt – another good reason to forgo those home dyed eggs!! And yes, I’d love to report my boys are still not wise to the home egg dying adventure. I made it though another Easter. Although, I think they’ll eventually ask about it, my hope is that they won’t be overly interested because I haven’t cultivated it. It’s a hope!
Sunday we attended Neighborhood’s Easter Service. Now I know the care workers need a break now and again, but I was so distracted by John, I only caught the beginning of the sermon, the rest of it was spent keeping him occupied so I didn’t have to take him out. Regardless, I hit another sewist milestone for me: I made my own Easter dress; finished it late Saturday night.
This is the fourth of my Emery Dresses. It was an attempt to jump on the Chambray bandwagon and also try making the dress without an added waistband. Except, you might notice, it does have a waistband! I lengthened the bodice only to find I added too much length (shame on me for not making a muslin) and I looked like I was auditioning for the role of Half-pint on Little House on the Prairie. In taking up the bodice, a waistband was created. What can I say, the Emery just wants a waistband. I’m super happy with the results.
I ended up wearing it to our second Easter event of the weekend: a grownup Easter Dinner. By grown up I mean, there was a cocktail and appetizer hour, complete with sophisticated music playing, followed by a leisurely and scrumptious dinner with conversation that didn’t center around potty talk. Our boys were a good six years younger than the other children attending and clearly these people have moved beyond our current life state. I see visions of a happy adult life dancing like sugar plums in my head. A huge gratitude to teenagers raised to help entertain little kids and a trampoline to keep them busy when everyone needed a break.
For this portion of Easter, I made a six layer chocolate cake with toasted marshmallow filling and chocolate malted frosting…..and no photos were taken that presented it very flattering, but surely we’ll be making it again in the upcoming future. Or refashioning it into cupcakes. If you’re a chocolate fan, this is a must try cake. (Recipe here).
I cooked more this weekend than I probably did all month. Also making my first batch of homemade cibbata loaves. I’m due for a rest from the kitchen I do believe.