It's 8 o'clock on Easter morning and I'm up tidying the house and continuing last night's baking in preparation for dinner with my sister and her family.
The meal is going to be somewhat traditional: spiral-sliced ham, twice-baked potatoes and Aunt Edith's Dinner Rolls. However, I've been picking up ideas for other dishes from my fellow bloggers for the last week and three of them will be featured at this afternoon's meal.
One of my desserts is Thumbprint Cookie Nests from Nosheteria. Mine aren't as pretty as hers - I ended up making them a bit too large. However, they're still very festive and I'm looking forward to eating one...perhaps for breakfast.
I'm having an egg hunt in the back yard for my niece and nephew, even though the weather forecast calls for a high of 45 degrees. Last night I dyed a dozen eggs using food coloring, hot water and vinegar, rather than the fancy kit I'd purchased earlier in the day. It turned out that the kit needed to be used when the eggs were still warm and I'd refrigerated mine already, so...nevermind. I think the old school method worked out pretty well, don't you?
I'll go ahead and hide the real eggs along with the ones the kids get to keep: plastic ones filled with candy, eggs made of sidewalk chalk, and the gold and silver plastic eggs that each contain a slip redeemable for a "Special Easter Treat" (a stuffed bunny).
I haven't hosted a holiday at my house for a long time. This is going to be fun!