Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Saturday . . . In The Kitchen

Well, for most of the afternoon
The morning and lunchtime was spent with dear friend Sally
and we went to the town South of us
to visit some of our favorite haunts.
True Treasures came home with us!

But it is Easter Saturday
and there were a lot of Easter preparations to do

The eggs to dye
With vinegar and food coloring
in coffee cups
Always, coffee cups
It was what my mother did.
And it's what I do!

Then cupcakes to make

For special children at church
I can't claim credit for the decorations
I found them on a blog . . .
But I can't remember which one!

Green icing
Green tinted coconut
a smattering of jelly beans
and a cute rabbit holding another jelly bean

Which I put in cello bags

I'll hand them out at church tomorrow.

A tradition at church is breakfast on Easter morning . . .

So I'll bring these

A whole platter of egg cookies . . .
It is Easter after all
And it is breakfast
Cookies are okay for breakfast as long as they look like eggs!

And after 600 plus cookies for the fundraiser, one would assume that I would be tired
of baking cutout cookies.
But I had fun creating these -- I think they're quite clever!

And for the grown-ups?

Cheese Danish
Easy Cheese Danish
A Barefoot Contessa recipe
I'll bake them off tomorrow morning
just before we leave for the church.

I also baked the Easter dessert . . .
A lamb cake.
I'll frost it tomorrow and sprinkle with coconut.
Put currants for eyes and nose
And tie a big bow around it's neck.
Alas, no picture of the lamb . . .
Lamb's do not look good "nekkid"!

It is Sunday.   It is Easter.    I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.


Rosemary said...

Such fun Easter Sunday creations! You will make many little kids happy when you present that cupcake! So special! Happy Easter to you and your family, Martha!

Seaview said...

Happy Easter !! I love all the Easter cookies...wishing all at Linderhof a blessed Easter Day...

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

It all looks so adorable....and delicious!

Decor To Adore said...

Love the egg cookies! We use coffee cups too. :)

Rejoicing in an empty tomb. May you and yours have a very Happy Easter!

The Tablescaper said...

You sure were busy whipping up beautiful treats!

- The Tablescaper

On Crooked Creek said...

I DO like the idea of Easter breakfast @ Church!!! A celbration of the Risen Lord!!! Your eggs look simply divine!!!