Every year for the last 14 years, we have celebrated the Resurrection with our dearest friends. An impromptu invitation on “Easter Eve” in the middle of Walmart began what has become our cherished tradition.
Both our families know that despite rain, hail, sleet, and snow, we are equally determined to attend this event and enjoy our time together. We’ve watched our kids grow up and now have seen several marry and have kids of their own. We eat ….. alot! We also play alot, sit around and try to keep each other from napping and then open the leftovers again later to eat again!
Normally, I make the same things: Banana Pudding, Chocolate Cake, Bread, a Vegetable, etc. Not THIS year though! I had extra time and decided to play with some recipes that had long been selected for experimentation.
I decided to make this bunny cake
and this broccoli salad (in my Grandmother’s beautiful bowl 🙂
I don’t eat alot of raisins, but they really work in this salad. Normally my BFF makes this and I do the banana pudding, but this year we switched out on those two items!
I also decided to volunteer for bread duty this year. To make it fun
I started with thawed, frozen bread dough, shaped it like this, brushed with egg, let it rise a bit and put into the oven.
Isn’t he cute?!! As a bonus, the bread dough also naturally made a little belly button for him!
We needed more bread than what the bunny affords, so I made extra rolls and placed them all in the basket together. Who needs a chocolate bunny when you can have BREAD!
I still made the chocolate cake, but didn’t get a picture of it. Usually it goes so fast, there’s no way to capture it on film 😉
Our annual BFF Easter event is always a blast! It was aNOTHER great time with our
friends family. I can’t imagine spending the best day of the year with anyone else!