“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” 

Happy Easter!

Today is a pretty day. It is in the mid 40’s, but with only a little wind, it feels warm. The dogs are wearing their Easter bandanas. Nala is chewing hers and will not sit still for a picture in her Easter finery. Henry runs off if he sees a camera of any sort.

I am not wearing Easter finery. Today will be a casual day. I do have an Easter dinner. The first courses are clam chowder and shrimp. Dinner is ham with mango chutney, au gratin potatoes and roasted tricolor carrots. Dessert is a chocolate cupcake. A rabbit sits on top. I’ll eat around two, the universal dinner time on holidays.

When I was a kid, my Easter basket was always filled with goodies and small gifts. A stuffed animal stood tall in the basket. It was usually Peter Rabbit in his blue vest. I never saw girl rabbits. I guess they didn’t have a story the way Peter did. I still have a Peter Rabbit sitting in a basket. He is living the good life.

The bottom of the basket had green grass. It was plastic and stuck to any half-eaten chocolate.

We always got a chocolate rabbit. It was chocolate all the way through. The ears were the first to go. They were the easiest parts to eat. The body took some gnawing. The jelly beans were huge and strewn on the grass at the bottom of the basket. The other eggs were oval and filled with something white. They were hard and needed a strong bite. They too were on the green grass. The Peeps were always yellow. They were squishy.

When I was young, we lived in a duplex, and the kitchen was small. The table only had enough room for four chairs around it and one at the end. My mother ate at the counter. Even when there was room, she always ate at the counter if we ate in the kitchen. Later, we lived in a house with a dining room. The table always looked festive decorated for Easter. It groaned with food.

The flowers are blooming. Everything is awake. I saw a chipmunk this morning. Yesterday I saw a cardinal. This week will be spring warm even here on Cape Cod.

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6 Comments on ““Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” ”

  1. Birgit Says:

    Sunny weather today, perfect for a train and bike ride along the river, back home late. I haven’t colored any eggs yet, the chocolate bunnies are still alive and the spinach still waits in the fridge, it’s great to have an Easter holiday in reserve 🙂
    Happy Easter!

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Happy Easter! Today was mostly cloudy with a high of a perfect 72°.

    Today we started a new Easter holiday tradition, we went to the movies. A copy of our Christmas Day tradition without the Chinese food. We went to see, “Air”. It was very entertaining and interesting. Viola Davis played Doris Jordan, Michael Jordan’s mother. She was, as usual, fabulous.

    Every year my mother gave us Easter baskets filled with the fake grass, a chocolate rabbit, and jelly beans. After all there’s nothing religious about a rabbit hiding colored eggs. I figured out at a young age that it was phony because who ever heard of a rabbit laying eggs?

    Your Easter dinner sounds delicious. I understand the Eastern Orthodox tradition of eating lamb for Easter, but most Christians I know have ham for Easter. Who knows how these culinary traditions get started. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Happy Passover!
      It stayed sunny but a bit chilly all day. The heat will be here starting Tuesday when it will be in the 60’s. We won’t get to 72° until late June or early July.

      Air got some solid reviews. I saw Viola Davis and her husband on Robert Colbert. They both were pretty funny. She is a favorite of mine.

      My dinner was great. The potatoes were out of this world as was the meat covered in the chutney. I still have my dessert for later, maybe with a cup of coffee.

      Peeps are hardening in the kitchen. I never thought the Easter Bunny was real. He had no back story, and it was never explained how he left baskets everywhere: no elves and no flying reindeer.

      I like lamb but only have it when I have company. I have some in the freezer right now. My sisters each had ham, spiral ham. Leftovers are great for sandwiches.

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