Sunday, April 12, 2009

Homemade Easter

By choice this year we opted to have a very intimate Easter. Sometimes by doing things out of habit, a special moment becomes dulled by routine. We even made Kylie's Easter basket about 10 times smaller than usual. With only a few pieces of candy, one LPS bunny. a handmade doll to treasure for a lifetime, playdough and stickers...she was a happy camper. It was nice for once to not go overboard

I went to Martin's yesterday and got everything I needed for our quaint meal for $30. I did skimp on getting flowers for our table so Kylie and I decided to make our own. Using cardstock, glue, and straws we created flowers from tracing our hands.

Then we made the peach tart!

The ham turned out fantastic and I am sad to say that we were so hungry that we totally forgot to take pics of it. We used an amazing recipe found here . Kylie and I had so much fun slathering on the preserves and brown sugar. I got a 7 lb ham..the smallest one I could find which of course could have fed 3 more families. To say the least, we have mad amounts of leftovers which I shared with family. We put 2 cans of pineapple slices in the bottom of the roasting pan and then smeared the whole ham (and under the slices) pineapple preserves and peach preserves. To finish it off we covered the whole thing with packed on brown sugar. It was simply divine! After 1.5 hours, the ham was just falling off the bone!

We finished it off with warmed Peach tart with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!

To end the day, we had an outdoor easter egg hunt where Kylie was the princess of the whole show!

1 comment:

Michael said...

Your Easter was so crafty and DIY!!!! I love it!!! I'll begin now preparing for next year.