08 April 2012

easter 2012

first off, yes - the easter balloon arrived as it does each year. a few days early, actually, leading one to believe that the easter bunny was intending to be busy on the actual holiday - or perhaps out of town.  regardless, the balloon became easter sunday decor and the attached carrots were beribboned and hung as a front door ornament. the little girl was present for all of this and was quite taken with the tradition.

speaking of tradition, i am not one to deviate from long-standing holiday menus. easter is always ham, my mother's delmonico potatoes (aka "cheese potatoes"), asparagus and dessert is always strawberry shortcake on warm buttermilk biscuits. but this year, the little girl requested chocolate cake. with candy eggs on top, a chocolate bunny, and a big strawberry. i can't help but wonder if a new tradition may be in the making.




9 comments:

Cindi said...

Have you ever discovered who the Easter balloon bunny is?

chris said...

Cindi: i have always had my suspicions. but no confirmation.

"effervescencia" said...

Chocoloate cake? Chocolate bunny? Great tradition :)

Irene said...

I would have preferred the strawberry shortcake. Can't you insist on that? Grandmothers have their rights too, you know.

chris said...

Irene: i did insist. strawberry shortcake was our other dessert choice!

Deedee said...

It all sounds wonderful to me, ut I have reached the age where biscuits and strawberries now trump the chocolate bunnies. Happy Easter season!

Graciegreen said...

Two deserts?? My kind of Easter!!!!

Nancy Tripp said...

oh what a wonderful cake! I wish you were my grammie. How kind of you to make that cake...knowing how attached you are to traditions....
you really are extra special!

:-)

Marie Grady Palcic said...

i am amazed by the balloon :) happy Easter chris!