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.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

Holy Week is always a busy week for us at Linderhof
For I'm in the kitchen

Making dough for hundred and hundreds of cookies
for a P.E.O. Fundraiser

Three Hundred Bunnies

And Three Hundred Chicks

Where's Waldo Wabbit?
(he's the brown one!)

An early order . . . one Bunny got forgot and I had tinted the icing yellow to do the chicks
What to do?     Frost him brown, of course!
(He's for Grand Girl Lucy . . . )

And a Good Friday tradition

Hot Cross Buns
Alas, not made by me but made by the wonderful ladies
(Janet and Leslie)
of All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Scott.
I'm all about supporting fundraisers
(And I didn't have to bake! --
And they are good -- really good!)

The buns for our traditional Good Friday breakfast

Of sausage links and scrambled eggs
Growing up they were our Easter morning fare
but church's have taken over Easter breakfasts and so we enjoy them Good Friday morning

P.E.O. Sisters came to help
All 600 cookies

Bagged and tied with a ribbon all ready to pick up!
A separate container for the rabbits and the chicks
(Alas, they couldn't share the same container!)

And after . . . 

Hot Cross Buns and coffee
(You have to reward you workers)
And chat . . . catching up mostly on grandchildren!

And while I waited for the cookies to be picked up,
another Good Friday tradition

The dying of the eggs
In coffee cups
(because Mother always did)
with vinegar and food coloring
(because Mother always did)
Good Friday the house should smell of hot vinegar!
(although in my other life when I worked, the egg dying was usually after church on Good Friday --
not in the afternoon!)

The dyed eggs in the old egg holder
(an early purchase from Martha by Mail)
Alas, this brand of food color produced more "orange" red eggs than red red ones!
(The green, yellow and blue produced a prettier egg I think)
Me -- I'm a primary color kind of gal although I do like purple ones
(which this year turned out rather brown -- I could have gotten an egg that color from the Farmer's Market -- LOL!)

And this afternoon . . 

Another Hot Cross Bun for tea while we admire our colored eggs
and a card from the Grands . . . 
(the bunnies are wee fingerprints!)
A bought long ago ceramic rabbit that looks like chocolate
brings that "candy" touch to the breakfast room.
Because Easter, after all is a lot about chocolate!

This evening, we shall go to church . . . 

And tomorrow we wait . . . 


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Those cookies are adorable. Spotted the bunny of a different color right away. ;-)
Have a blessed Easter.

Cindy Lou said...

Wow! Oh Wow ! Lots of work there! I know! I bake! Holy Cow! A true labor of love! Love the eggs!! We also did the coloring the same way with my mother!god rest her soul! In heaven for sure! Lovely post ! Happy Easter to you ! God Bless !

Pat said...

Dear Martha,
We, too, attend Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Worship Services!
I prefer to call today, Silent Saturday.
For beginning with Easter Sunrise service, we will hail him King of Kings
and Lord of Lords with a full Chancel Choir, Handbells and complete Brass
section for our Introit and our Anthem!
Have a blessed and Happy Easter, dear friend!
I absolutely adore the Easter Card from your Grand Girls!

Bernideen said...

How wonderful!

Carrie said...

You made a lot of cookies!! All the food looks delicious.