I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and was able to be with family. That's really what I miss the most about our girls growing up, we just live too far from each other to all be together on every holiday. We broke tradition yesterday and had roast beef for dinner, no ham for us. That meant the sides had to be different as well, I made rice dressing and of course we had mashed potatoes and gravy to go along with the roast. There were enough carbs in the meal to put us all under!
When we have a big holiday meal planned, I like to go light on the appetizers so that no one gets too full. After all the planning and cooking that goes into the meal, I want everyone "hongry"....(hong-ree), that's "cowboy hungry" when you can eat the whole cow!
We had our meal late in the day, that allowed us to have lunch with Mom at the nursing home. She had roast beef too, maybe this was the year we all decided to break away! Jamestown does an excellent job of preparing lovely meals that are homestyle and pretty on the plate. Mom is assisted now with her meals and the CNA's patiently feed her bites at her speed. I admire the dedication required to be a good nurse, it's definitely a calling.
Last night I was thinking of the many, many times we gathered at our parents houses for holiday meals. Mom and my Mother-in-law took turns until 1976 when I joined the elite group of memory makers! It's an important job being in charge of the holiday memories, the ones our children and grandchilden store.
This was 1977, Stephanie was 5 and the little kitty beside her basket was real... she was thrilled! She looks cute as a button in her pink dress, hat and knee highs!
Amy was 3 in this one, that would make it 1982. This was taken at Grandma's, I can't remember the menu that year~ it really didn't matter other than the fact that we both had made Easter Bunny desserts! That's what the girls will remember...