I hope each of you had a blessed Easter Day. Ours was fairly quiet but that was fine since we'd enjoyed a very nice visit with our daughter and her family on Friday (and brought home some yummy leftovers). I'd traveled to visit my mother last week and took her some Easter goodies at that time. Today I called and talked to Mom, my nephew, and both of my sisters.
This year I'd lamented not having baskets to fill or eggs to hide for the grandkids. I had no one for whom to color eggs and didn't think I wanted to go to the trouble of preparing a traditional Easter meal today. Spouse and I had decided things would be low-key and I was fine with that - or so I thought.
Daughter had asked me to bring Dirt Pie as a dessert on Friday and I had so much fun making it, I decided to also allow myself the joy of filling Easter bags for my grandkids. I'd already filled a "hostess bag" for my daughter and thought the rest of the family might enjoy receiving something as well. I know we don't need those things as we get older, but it's still fun to receive them. Do we ever really outgrow chocolate bunnies and peanut butter eggs?
Earlier in the week, I'd received a frantic long-distance call from my mother, asking what she was going to do when the great-grandkids came to her house. She didn't have plastic eggs to hide nor was she able to go out and buy any. I told her I had plenty and would fill them and send them to her. She was thrilled when she received them on Thursday. It made me happy to think my mother would be able to provide an egg hunt for the little ones. In years past, I often organized Easter eggs hunts for all the grandkids and I miss those special times.
For me, Easter just isn't complete without brightly colored eggs. On Saturday I boiled some eggs and made my own coloring dye and had fun doing it. It doesn't take much to thrill me sometimes. I filled a vintage fruit bowl with Easter goodies for Spouse to enjoy and took a few shortcuts in order to prepare a traditional meal for us today. We didn't need a whole ham or turkey so I bought two thick ham slices, some store-made potato salad and cole slaw, and then fixed deviled eggs from two of the ones I'd colored. I opened a can of baked beans and added my own touches and voila! We had Easter dinner in about 10 minutes. It was very good, if I do say so myself. I even stopped and bought myself a small fresh flower bouquet on the way home from church, just because I wanted to. I'm sure Spouse wondered why I bought myself flowers, but he didn't ask. I had an answer ready for him though.
So, as I've known for a long time, we make our own happiness and I'm glad I took the opportunity to fix Easter treat bags, dye some eggs, prepare a "semi-homemade" Easter meal, and purchase a pretty floral bouquet. This turned out to be a festive Easter afterall. However yours was spent, I hope it was thoroughly enjoyable.