Monday, April 1, 2013








Not long ago I listened to a child read a short essay he had written. He was commenting on Easter and reported that many people don't believe in the Easter Bunny, adding that he did. I would like to go on record that I am one of the many people who do not believe in the Easter Bunny. I do believe in Jesus Christ - his life, teachings, and literal resurrection. Overarching and underpinning I believe in the atonement that he performed that allows me to be reconciled with my Father in Heaven. My gratitude for the hope and joy I feel as I contemplate this is something I cannot express. These beautiful truths are the reason we celebrate Easter.

Yesterday we had a simple Easter celebration - and yes, there were bunnies and eggs. No egg hunts, we did 'crafts'. Deacon and Aubrie created adorable bunny cups with nothing but their imaginations for reference (who needs pinterest?!) while Ysa was absorbed with water-color painting. Sadly our origami bunnies were abandoned when dinner was ready before the bunnies were complete - they were a bit ambitious for this crowd anyway :) I had a lot of fun folding napkin bunnies and dying eggs - all by myself.

Dinner started with a fantastic salad courtesy of Eden,  followed by a main that was a riff on a great Jamie Oliver recipe, and finished with a pretty rhubarb custard tart. Because I know I don't want to forget about this salad dressing ....

salad with carrot and ginger dressing
(dressing adapted from goop - salad is Eden's own spin)

dressing:
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
1 Tbsp roughly chopped shallot
2 Tbsp roughly chopped fresh ginger
1 Tbsp white miso
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp roasted sesame seed oil
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
2 Tbsp water

Pulse the carrots, shallot and ginger in a blender until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides and add miso, vinegar, and sesame oil. Blend to combine. Finally, while the blender is running slowly add the grapeseed oil and water.

Eden assembled a fiesta of colors to make a beautiful salad: 
chopped purple cabbage
grated carrot
baby greens
diced avocado

Top with the pretty dressing. Doesn't get better!

printable placemats  see jane blog 
bunny-fold napkins  bonkers about buttons
origami bunny oh so very pretty
finger puppet bunnies purl bee
easter egg printable fifth & hazel

4 comments:

Eden Lang said...

it was such a fun day! you were so cute with all your crafts you had ready for the kids too:) thank you!!! it was a lovely easter.

xxooo

Jonathon said...

I'm so jealous that I didn't get to go! Everything looks so fun and festive!

{jane} said...

the placemats look adorable! so nice to meet you.

Hannah said...

hey we would have joined you for dying eggs, although it definitely would have been much messier :) looks like a fun easter, the salad sounds delicious too!