Monday, April 1, 2013

Our Sunday

Our Easter Sunday started out clear, bright, and sunny. We've had amazing weather in the last few days, and these sunny mornings are beautiful and welcome.

Matilda awaits her breakfast.

At church, the young children were invited to bring lambs up to the alter, which I thought was cute.

A couple weeks back at our weekly potluck, the neighbor who was hosting asked us all what we wanted to do for Easter. Turns out none of us had family in town or any special plans, so it was agreed that we would all join together for a pascal feast.

Since I was bringing dessert, I decided to make trifle (blueberry and strawberry). This isn't a complicated dish to make, but it uses a lot of bowls. Coupled with the leftover dishes from breakfast and lunch, this made for an extraordinarily messy kitchen. If I do say so, I have the most astounding talent for messing up a kitchen.

Normally trifle calls for whipped cream but -- oops -- I forgot to get cream, so I borrowed some Cool Whip-type stuff from a neighbor.

It took awhile to get everything washed...

...but at least the counters and table were clean...

...and the trifle was made.

There was a veritable feast laid out at our neighbor's. (I took this photo before the table was full, too.)

There's not quite enough room at the main table for the kids, so (ahem) they get a separate table.

One friend decided to come in full dress uniform for Clan MacBean. I thought he looked splendid. (So did the dog.)

What a wonderful way to spend Resurrection Sunday!


  1. It sounds like you had a Blessed Easter.
    We spent ours traveling back home, having a hamburger and enjoy each others company.

  2. Must you trifle with my affection for sweets?? lol

    I've just finished melting down the big milk chocolate bunny the folks always get us (lol) and mixing it with my own high-test formula of dark chocolate and walnuts to make a nice bittersweet fudge. Next I need to find recipients for it.

    It was a great day for us, too, Patrice, with much gratitude for the gift of Grace of His victory over death.

    A. McSp

  3. I think the elderly gentleman looked handsome in his uniform!

  4. Christ is Risen!


    I'm glad I didn't see that about the weather until back up here - the weather on "vacation" in Chicago was horrible, and it would have just made me miss being here all the more! :)

  5. If you're not making a mess in the kitchen, you're not really cooking. Yeah for messes and good food!

  6. (Note to Don, I know you're busy, but surprise Pat with a new coat of varnish on the great table!) Since I absolutely love blueberry cobbler I can see myself chowin down on this, recipe please???

  7. Could you please tell me how you made the kitchen counter-tops?
    What type wood, fasteners, finish?
    Do you have any problem with damaged wood/rot around the sink?
    I am in the midst of remodeling my kitchen, & this is exactly the type of counter-tops I want.
    Thank you.

    1. Sorry, I can't tell you too much about them because they were in the house when we bought it. Rumor has it the wood was recycled from a mine somewhere in Idaho, but I have no way to confirm that. The person who installed them evidently wasn't too familiar with woodworking, because there are gaps ranging from 1/8" to 1/2" wide between some of the boards. He also used this awful gummy stuff around the sink and corners, which has turned black with age. One day we'll refurbish everything.

      Nonetheless, I agree with you -- they're beautiful counter tops, despite the flaws.

      - Patrice