(originally posted in 2011...)
We host Easter each year (except for when I'm pregnant or have a newborn, which means we haven't done it for the past two years. But that's not my fault because other people have offered, and I'd just be an idiot to not accept the offers. So, I still stand by my declaration that we host Easter every year...) and I love it.
Adam usually puts something on the barbecue, our family helps out by bringing side dishes or beverages, and I line up a bunch of crockpots on the countertop.
There are too many of us to all sit around the table, so we kind of eat in shifts. The kids run around in circles because it's fun for the uncles to "chocolate them up" and the Easter egg hunt out back results in squished flowers, mud tracked indoors, and eventually tears when the egg-grabbing turns a bit too competitive.
It's certainly not a scene Norman Rockwell would have chosen to paint--- but he should have.
Because honestly? The day couldn't possibly be any better.
and I can't wait.
If you're hosting, or bringing along something to share this year, I've got you covered. The slow cooker is your friend. Use it! And enjoy your family.
Honey Glazed Ham (this is what we're having!)
Mint Glazed Lamb (this is what we're having!)
We have dessert covered thanks to Zest Bakery, but if you don't:
rice krispies treats (hey, the REAL rice krispies are going gluten free in about a month. score!)
but whatever you do: DO NOT HARDBOIL YOUR EGGS IN THE CROCKPOT.
If you're entertaining, and need a bit of help getting the house in order, no worries. I've got you covered with that, too!
Lisa Irvine is back and is hosting giveaways on the Give Away page, and each and every Friday we're going to host a Thank Goodness It's Free round-up. Have fun playing along!!
|Adam doesn't like pictures of the kids on the Internet, so this is the best you'll get!|