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, April 4, 2015

Holy Week

The Lenten Season is never as busy as the Advent Season . . .
The present issue and entertaining --
Never as much as in December!

But it is a special season, nonetheless
and we have traditions . . . 
Mostly Holy Week traditions

The 500 to 1000 cookies I bake for a PEO fundraiser
It does take up a big chunk of Holy Week
But Lent is about sacrifice and penitence
So I sacrifice my time to bake cookies
to raise funds for PEO
It's a labor of love!

Good Friday finds Hot Cross Buns at Linderhof
Always bakery buns
until last year
And I made my own.
It became a tradition
homemade Hot Cross Buns
for Good Friday breakfast and Good Friday tea!

Although we haven't had a little one in the house in "forever"
We have always colored eggs
on Good Friday!

Two dozen
(for in early years, one dozen to eat for Easter dinner and to make into luncheon egg salad for the week following and one dozen for the Easter bunny to hide)

And we still do -- the two dozen
Only none are for the Easter bunny -- they're all for us!

And I also

Made a basket of carrot "cutlery" for our Easter Breakfast Sunday!

And in my spare time made a few of these "butter" lambs
(one for us for Easter dinner, two for Easter breakfast at church, one for Pastor and the rest as gifts for friends)

This year we had a challenge unlike other years

Painters inside and outside Linderhof
spiffing it up for Spring!
(And repairing the storm damage from two years ago)

But we're up to challenges
and the painters got some chick cookies to take home to their children!

Today I am in the kitchen again . . . 

To make the "eggs" for Easter Breakfast at church

And the lamb for Easter dinner!

In the morning,

I shall bake a frittata to take to church for that Easter Breakfast

This week, too, we've been to church twice --
For Maundy Thursday Services
and for the Tenebrae Service on Friday

It's what we do
in Holy Week

And tomorrow, also

Is the last day for the Easter egg tree
On Monday, the eggs go back in the carton
And back in the cabinet
To await another Lenten season!


lucy said...

Thanks Martha for sharing your Lenten traditions. Have a blessed Easter.

Pondside said...

Across the miles, we share so many traditions - the tree, the cookies the eggs. Happy Easter, Martha!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh, it all looks so fun and festive! You really do things up right. :)
I love the lamb butter and the lamb cake, so cute! And the way you did the napkins, super cute!
Have a wonderful Easter,

Sandra said...

You have kept yourself very busy. You are quite talented and have shared so many ideas. So nice of you to bake so many cookies. All your traditions are so nice. I enjoyed reading your post today.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Happy Easter!
Love all the cookies and decorations. What lucky painters working on your house!