I would have to say that we are having a nice, relaxing Easter weekend. The weather was great Friday and Saturday which meant the girls played outside all day and Brian and I worked together in the yard. Today, Easter Sunday, has been a rainy, inside kind of day. Though I guess Easter really isn’t the same without our extended family…growing up in a Catholic household meant going to mass frequently over the Easter weekend and sharing many meals with family. I miss that indeed. High price to pay for living away from family, across the country at that.
Even though Brian and I are raising the kids in a quasi-Christian/Buddhist fashion, I still like to have some Easter traditions for the kids to enjoy. I started the morning off right by baking some really delicious vegan donuts with maple icing…I won’t write the recipe out here but I found it on a blog called Vegan Yum Yum…the blog’s owner, Lauren Ulm, has written a lovely looking cookbook so I”m sure I’ll be referring to her blog again! For the egg replacer, I used chia (1 teaspoon chia to 3 tablespoons water) ~ I am loving this substitute because everything comes out so moist and light!!
The kids begged me to do an Easter egg hunt which we did in the backyard…luckily before the rain started!! This is something I have no recollection of doing as a child. And then ofcourse we dyed our Easter eggs. I am a bit disappointed with this operation as my intention was to dye the eggs naturally with beet juice and blueberries and while out looking for tumeric for a yellow effect…I found the tye die PAAS egg decorating kit. The girls were all over it and really it seemed easier for me!!
Well that’s about it for now. I’m hoping to pack the family in the car and go to the beach to collect some larger beach rocks for my garden…an inexpensive and beautiful natural border!! Happy Easter!!