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Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunday, 23 March: He is risen!

He is risen indeed! Easter eggs and newborn chicks remind us of our new life in Christ.

This Easter weekend was celebrated in two significant meals with family and friends. On Wednesday evening prior to the weekend, my daughter and son-in-law and friends shared a meal to commemorate the Last Supper. This is an old family tradition and we have shared this meal with the same friends for the last twenty years, skipping a year or two here and there. The meal starts with chicken soup and kneidel. The main course is roast lamb and potatoes and veg and our own butternut pie. We finish the meal with Greek pudding. As the leisurely meal proceeds, turns are taken to read a beautiful liturgy linking the passover as described in Exodus to the Last Supper of the gospels.

After glorious Sunday services at church I rushed home to put the finishing touches to another special meal. My son-in-law's family and his gran shared lunch with us and two close friends. We dined al fresco on the front verandah under the wide thatch eaves of Thatchwick cottage. Here is our table. The menu was cold roast chicken, Martha Stewart's potatoes baked in cream and butter, lentil salad and a green salad with fresh basil. Dessert was my plum tart delicately flavoured with almonds and decorated with nasturiums from the border near the oak tree.

Happy Easter to all bloggers far and wide!


Kathleen Grace said...

The plum tart sounds delicious, I have never had one, but I am certainly open to trying it:>) Have you ever tried nasturtium petals or leaves in a salad? They are quite good, a spicy, peppery flavor.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Hope you had a most blessed Easter Sunday! The tart sounds yummy!

kari & kijsa

Cottage Contessa said...

Hello Eleanor, Happy Easter! It sounds like you had a lovely Easter with your dear family & friends. Your blog is just wonderful, I have really enjoyed myself here and would love to add you to my blog roll if that's ok? Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate that a lot! I hope you have a fantastic week sweetie. See you again soon!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

He has risen, indeed!

Easter blessings,

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing your family celebrations.

Kelli said...

I hope you had a blessed Easter, Eleanor! Everything looks lovely!