Something about Easter

Now, this is just me.  Usually, it comes down to less than seven days before the holiday and I pull another one out of my…  Hat.  This Easter will be different.  Due to changed circumstances, I am pretty sure I know what we are doing this year.  Already.

I know.

What in the world?

I am celebrating that baskets are filled.  There will be no last minute sneaks to the “five and dime” this year.  There will be no dramatizing over wardrobe(maybe shoes, but not overall).  Naturally, there will be some hair stuff, in order to avoid a repeat of this…

…enough said?

We have people coming for lunch.  This is where blogging lays a bit of the guilt trip on me.  I feel like I have to refinish all the furniture, make a tree with pastel colored leaves with favors hanging, and decorate cupcakes, hold a community Egg Hunt in my yard, take pictures, enter them in contests and…

I am not in that league.  My grandmother made the same menu for Thanksgiving for the first 30 years of my life, then my Aunt took over.  I can make it and my girls are beginning to help. We don’t innovate.  Tradition is really about repetition, isn’t it?  I mean wanting to repeat it because it says, “Home,” or “Family,” or “Holiday”, to you.  Right?

As you have probably guessed, where I come from, Easter = Ham (like Jesus would have eaten that), but the rest is a blank canvas.  The only other thing I know for sure is this:

Cucumber Salad

1 c. Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
¼ c. sugar
4 t. vinegar
½ t. dill weed
½ t. salt
4 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
3 green onions, chopped

In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, dill, and salt if desired; mix well.  Add cucumbers and green onions; toss.  Cover and chill at least 1 hour.  Yield: 8 servings.

Oh…and there will be unsweet tea.

What is good for Passover or Easter at your house?


  1. I'm completely less traditional. As long as I have one of those Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, I'm good!

  2. I am totally jealous – I had better get it together, not even sure I know where the baskets are and they probably STILL have candy in them from last year!

  3. Hi Maggie,

    Thank you so much for your visits to my blog earlier =) seeing those pictures sure rings a bell.. " hey..I know them.. I've read her blog before.. but with the new design and all.. "

    I'm glad I found you again..Also read about the cyberstalking issues..

    Anyway, back to your question "What is good for Passover or Easter at your house?" .. Unfortunately we don't celebrate Easter…

  4. I have no idea what we'll be doing for Easter. None. I know I'll do baskets and we'll color eggs, but other than that I'm clueless. And I haven't bought anything yet.

  5. I'm cracking up about the ham comment! I have never thought of that. We totally eat ham every year, and you're right-Jesus would have NOT eaten pork. LOL!! I hope it's a wonderful day for your family.

  6. Glad you liked our blog/recipes! We are focusing on "Easter" for our Saturday recipes this month. Last week was not so "obvious" Easter, but since it was an omelet recipe my husband figured "eggs" qualified it as an "Easter" type recipe. We're going to start a Sunday series soon I think you will find interesting!

    I have been loving cucumbers lately!

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