Sunday, March 23, 2008

Scenes from Resurrection Sunday

After our morning worship service, we headed home to find a table that had already been set. I had a few more preparations to do in the kitchen for our meal, and then we sat down to a time of sweet fellowship.

I love it when everyone lingers over the meal, talking and laughing. It's the best part of the day. Thankfully, we all sit down together most evenings. Our meals always end with Verne reading a chapter of Scripture to us.

Glossy black olives and deviled eggs are favorites of everyone. I miss the days when the children would place an olive on each finger. They're all growing up.

Thanks to Verne's mom, I have lots of pretty platters, including an egg plate to serve on!

Today's menu:
Baked Ham
Scalloped Potatoes
Carrots and Cauliflower
Pear Salad
Deviled Eggs
Black Olives
Pull Apart Biscuit Ring
Orange Punch
Lemon Fluff

Verne's Aunt Debbie brought this biscuit ring to every family get together. Since we left Pennsylvania nearly 10 years ago, I have missed it. I called her last night to get the recipe. One bite, and all of the memories of gathering at Grandma's house came flooding back. Verne was thrilled!

Cheers! Non alcoholic orange punch. So easy, and so tasty!

Pear Salad topped with a cherry. Mmmmm... a favorite from my childhood!

A real feast!

I had the children clear the table and put the food away. I washed all of the dishes, by hand, wiped counters, and cleaned the stove up.

Mac helped me out by singing to me as I worked. We sang a few songs together. This always makes the workload seem lighter.

As soon as the counters were clear enough, Abigail and Collin broke out their candy boxes and began trading. I love to hear the "deals" that they make.

Autumn dried the dishes and put them away.

After a few hours and a nap, we broke out the Lemon Fluff. I think I'm ready for another nap!

I hope that each of you had a blessed day!


jennifer said...

OH! You are Autumn Mom! She looks so pretty! Tell her hello for me.
Glad to hear that you had such a lovely Easter - the meal looked wonderful.

Be blessed.


Momala said...

Looks like your family had a wonderful day!

Kelli said...

Everything looks delicious and it sounds like you all had a wonderful day!
I made your cake again, but did it up differently. I made two cakes without the pear/brown sugar mixture. Then I sliced the cakes in half, put lemon curd between the layers, whipped cream on top and served it with sliced strawberries. It was really yummy. :0)

Tina said...

Wow, everything looks absolutely delicious...well done! Glad you had a lovely time with your family.

Love, Tina :)

Mimi said...

what a wonderful family day you had...

Karen said...

Isn't it wonderful to be able to worship freely, then come home to a delicious meal together? Your family looks so happy.
We had our traditional meal yesterday after church also. Very much the same as yours. ;o)

Daughter of the King said...

it looks like a wonderful meal, and the table so welcoming.

Dallas @ Abounding Treasures said...

Everything looked beautifully delicious!

To worship our Lord and Saviour first and then to come home to a meal where family gathers round to share, is something to be truly thankful for!

I'm going to try the pull-apart biscuit - looks yummy!


Jennifer said...

Oh my, your dishes make me hungry :o) Everything was so beautiful! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day.

Stacie said...

Mrs. K,
I am glad you had a good Easter! I am sick.. =(

Did Autumn get her hair cut?! It is so cute! It looks alot shorter in the pic.

Terri said...

What a feast! Everything looks scrumptious :-).


HsKubes said...

What a lovely day! I enjoyed seeing the treats that filled your table. They all look so delicious!

Hope you enjoy your week.
~ Christina

Tracy said...

That looks like a very fine meal! Thanks for the links to the recipes. I had wondered about a couple of them. The lemon fluff looks fascinating!

Sheri said...

Tracy, what a beautiful Resurrection Sunday your family shared!

Sandy said...

Tracy - sounds like an incredible feast and a wonderful Easter!!

Tracy said...

I am still sad I couldn't get the candy "boxes" I saw here a few posts ago. I was under huge time pressure when I finally got to the store (remember we live 50 min. from the closest Wal-Mart or big shopping). Bummer. Next year maybe. I make a lemon dessert that looks just like that all the time. My hubby loves it. I think I got it from Taste of Home.

~Robin said...

Oh, how beautiful! I need to come back to reference the photos in the future! I am good at buffet, but you surely put on a gorgeous table! Love it, thanks for sharing and inspiring! God Bless!

Becky said...

Tracy, I am over here catching up with you. I have missed a few posts. This one looked delicous!

Your pear salad reminded me of a some family folklore that my mother in law used to tell. My husband was a preschooler and she was having her bible study ladies over for lunch. She had prepared the salad with a cherry on top of each one.

As she greeted her guests in the living room she had no idea what he was doing in the kitchen, but when they all came in and sat down to lunch she saw that every cherry was missing. I place of each cherry was a small red stain from the juice. And a matching stain on her small son's chin.

That gets us a laugh every time.

Such lovely dishes by the way, and that egg plate is just beautiful.