…6:00 Easter Sunday afternoon…
Wow, I am tired! The Easter lunch preparations began weeks ago, but “in earnest” on Friday. Twenty some wonderful family and friends to feed. That’s when the cooking started…with the annual Easter Coconut Cake! (if you would like the recipe, see last year’s Easter post from Chestnut Cottage!) It is yummy, easy, and so moist!
I sometimes like to take a break from cooking and do some of my flower arranging. So, I started with tulips! Several tuliperes to fill… which certainly have a mind of their own! But these must be “conquered”! I enjoy getting my great room ready with lots of flowers, as I have one of my three tables in this room.
Lots more cooking, but before that, I always set my tables so I can enjoy them!
This table is in the kitchen and the next is the one I mentioned in the great room.
Flowers on the tables are always fun at Easter, and oh how I love the smell of freshly dug moss!
The young people on my guest list seems to love eating at their table in the master bedroom! Chestnut Cottage seems to have a nice flow on these occasions…one table in the kitchen, one in the great room, and one in the master bedroom off the great room.
Lots more cooking, and then the last of the cooking was to do my lemon curd tarts on Sunday morning. I prefer to make them the day I serve them, so they are nice and fresh.
And one must have some chocolate favors and no one is too old for an Easter basket!
After a big lunch of the following menu, I am ready for a nice long nap…as in all night!
Hope your Easter was filled with joy…and lots of good chocolate!