I love Easter. The flowers, the sunshine, the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Eggs.
We had a really nice weekend. On Saturday, we had lunch with our friend’s whose baby girl we hadn’t seen since November. She’s so cute and her little personality cracks me up. I love kids at this age. Here she is posing with Eric’s CD (even babies love it!).
Sunday started out early for us. We got up at 4 (that’s AM) to head over to the Hollywood Bowl for a sunrise service. My excitement was twofold. One – for the service. Two – to finally see the inside of the bowl. I was actually awake before my alarm went off, I’d like to thank our Tommy-Lee-lookalike neighbor for that.
Eric really champed up, for not being a morning person he was awake and happy on our walk over. Although, he didn’t really appreciate my efforts to capture the moment for posterity.
We got settled inside just before the service started. I was bundled up with a knit scarf, mittens and vest and a cozy blanket over my lap. The music was beautiful but more exciting for me was watching/listening to the birds wake up and start zooming around.
When we got home, we were both pretty awake, and we had made plans the night before for a yummy breakfast of homemade home fries and swiss and mushroom eggs.
We both took long naps before tackling the cleaning and cooking for our Easter dinner. We were making our usual ham, broccoli salad, and au gratin potatoes. I decided to throw in a recipe I found for a lemon-cornmeal bunt cake.
The trick was, I don’t have a bunt pan. So I though, I’ll just make a loaf…
Woops. At least I thought far enough ahead to put the pan underneath it. So, we set it aside, it tastes fine but I wouldn’t have eaten it if I was at someone elses house, so it didn’t get served.
Still, we had a great dinner with Kelli, Will and Chris who brought over yummy treats as well. We’ll be eating leftovers most of this week–Ham Salad, Quiche and Macaroni, Broccoli and Ham, and I think I’m going to try my hand at a Ham Bean Soup as well.