April 12, 2020
Wishing you and your family a beautiful Easter Sunday, from our little cottage in the big woods. We are cozy and warm, despite all the snow falling outside .... AGAIN!! We are clearly not destined to have a warm Spring this year it seems. It's not an issue as we're committed to being inside but it's making me a bit worried that we'll never get a chance to plant a garden. Our hope is to successfully grow our own food this year and donate what we won't use. Even planning to buy a second fridge for our garage to store produce. Fingers and toes crossed that this Wintery weather soon ends and we are blessed with a long, warm, rainy as needed Summer. Truly hoping our plan will work this year.
Today is meant to be our lazy day of the week but with Easter dinner in a few hours, it's actually going to be nice and busy. We're having ham this year. Cooking a turkey is something we can do at any time and with our freezer and fridge currently full, leftovers would have been an issue. So instead, we have a lovely ham to roast and the bits of left over will go towards ham and pineapple naan bread pizzas tomorrow and a quiche or two. Roasted veggies, fresh baked buns and coleslaw to round out our meal. This afternoon I'm planning to make these as well:
And I'd like to try this as well for a desert for after dinner:
A Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake. Mmmm! Both recipes are new to me so wish me luck they both turn out. Other than eating today, I'm getting ready to work out, then shower, then bake, then take apart the puzzle we finished last night that is currently residing on the dining room table, set the table, and while things are roasting, I'm going to work on the studio a bit more. Taking lots of time but instead of just re~organizing it, I'm also purging as the cupboards are full. I'll take the extra art supplies to our preschool or give them to my grief program. I'm also going thru our clothing and purging what is hanging but not being worn any longer. Donations are currently closed for most charity shops, so we'll have to store these bags for now. But it will be great once life returns again and we can gift these items to others who can use them well. We'd like to Skype with our kids who are not here today as well. Looking forward to seeing their healthy smiles. And my mom as well if there is a spot left for a session with her. After dinner, I think we'll likely take some time to just chill and watch a few favorite shows and then off to bed. I may dig out the Walton's Easter movie to be in the background as we bake and cook. A busy day but one we are thankful for as we continue to remain healthy and safe at home. Happy Easter everyone!