Sunday, April 8, 2012


My family is coming here for Easter dinner and I'm happy to say I have the food offerings ready to go. Today was a cooking day for me while Glenn worked on the former house and tuned up the vehicles. We took a break this afternoon to go watch our granddaughter play soccer. On the way home we made one last stop for a few groceries, then it was back to work. Cooking for my family didn't actually seem like work today. I'd cook all day long if someone else would just do the house cleaning. 

Easter Menu:
Ham and Turkey
Sweet Potato Casserole
Layered Lettuce Salad
Baked Beans 
Potato Salad 
Fresh Fruit Salad
Lemon/Lime Jello Salad
Peanut Butter Bars
Coconut Custard Pie
Angel Food Cake with Strawberries 
Iced Tea 

I thought I'd try some new recipes but in the end I opted for many of the old favorites. Salads are always good choices since family members arrive at different times and there's very little that needs to be kept warm or reheated. My sister will go to Lamplight Inn and pick up our Mom, who will be very happy to see family members. I requested she be given a haircut and perm this week and she looks like a different person. I think she feels much better too. When I visited yesterday, she was almost completely packed up with only a few things left in her closet. Actually, her things weren't so much packed up as stacked in piles all around her room. I tried letting it go this week to see what would happen but she had emptied her drawers and her wardrobe and I suspected she wouldn't know what to do for clean clothes. The staff did Mom's laundry this week but she didn't have the presence of mind to put the clean clothes in her drawers or place them on hangers. Something had to be done. My experiment backfired and I had more work to do than if I'd been unpacking her things all along - another lesson learned. I guess I need to get used to this. Alzheimer's is a disease I'd never wish on anyone but it does have a positive side. Mom is always happy to see us when we visit and she greets us as if she hasn't seen us for years. Perhaps in her mind she hasn't.

I wish you and your families a most Blessed Easter.


Laura said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter, hugs to your cats!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy Easter!
Prim Blessings