This Easter is looking to be a bit crazy for us. We, the Janks, are moving across town; Mom and Dad are going to Poland the day after Easter; the Merkles’ home is being remodeled after the tree incident; and Bekah is furiously getting ready to debut her darling line of fabric at the Quilt Market in May. Although I did consider sewing dresses for my girls, I unconsidered it a moment later. I think I also considered knitting cardigans, or at least shrugs. I can now assure you that is not going to happen. We have had two birthdays this month, and another one yet to come. We have been a little distracted, a little unfocused. And then I had this idea: You all can talk about Easter! Remember the blog party of a while ago? Let’s do it again, but about Easter. Post something about the food you are making – share recipes! Decorate your table and share pictures. Debut the dresses that you made! Just put a link to your blog in the comments, and let’s get this party started. Happy Easter!
I asked a good friend to do a guest post to get us started. She is a wonderful hostess, cook, and knows how to make the food that people just want to eat! She has a houseful of children, but always finds ways to share the bounty of their table with a great many more people. She is the kind of woman that can make parish life a reality. And here she is to tell us a bit about it. Welcome Tora, and thank you!
From Tora’s Kitchen:
One of my favorite aspects of the Easter meal is that the timing of the meal itself motivates me to be more organized. Church in the morning limits the time that I expect to have available for prep and is a great motivator to have things lined up ahead of time. Here are some helpful hints to relieve the pressure on the actual day and give you some confidence to help you greet your guests with a smile.
First of all, I make lists, lots of lists. I get teased by family members for all the lists floating around. Here is a sample of some of the types of lists I’ve made in the past. I’ve even named them for easy reference. Read More