It was just the two of us for Easter
And actually Easter was spent with friends
at a dinner theatre in Kansas City
So we celebrated Easter
on Easter Eve
Just the two of us
But int he dining room
Sitting across from one another
So much better than the old one at one end and one at the other
. . .
Because we have no footman to pass the salt
This is a much better arrangement!
Fresh orange tulips in a crystal vase
Jim's grandmother's cutlery
A damask napkin in a silver ring
My mother's company goblets
And a linen placemat -- a gift from a dear friend
A very traditional menu
(and I love the silver asparagus server)
(prepared with a Jasper Mirable recipe -- Anna Nurse's Ham
It is a winner!)
It is a big ham, however, for two people
I foresee ham "everything" for many meals to come!
Not served on plates but served "family style"
A Lindt bunny because everyone needs chocolate on Easter
(And because it was just the two of us, I skipped salad and rolls --
we had more than enough)
But I didn't skip dessert
Easter dessert is either coconut or lemon
or lemon and coconut
or a lamb
This year I fixed a coconut cake
frosted as they did in England
with a middle and a top
(Who needs all that extra icing around the side?)
We're still eating cake!
It will be interesting to see what is finished first
the ham or the cake!
I hope everyone had a great Easter