Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful Easter day. Most years, the Easter holiday coincides with our Spring Break at school but since it is so late this year, it is a regular school day around here.

I made bunny rabbit sugar cookies yesterday. Those little bunny ears and the foot sure were hard to cut out.

The leftover dough was formed into egg shapes that the kids sort of decorated with icing. They tasted better than they looked.

Growing up, my Easters were always spent at my Mammaw's in Mississippi. Lots of food, an egg hunt in the backyard, churning homemade banana ice cream. My Aunt Betty made the best potato salad ever. Her secret was lots of black pepper. Since that time, I've added green pepper and a bit of mustard to my potato salad after a friend's mom made it that way.

Potato salad always makes me think of my Aunt Betty and the family gatherings of Easter past. I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends. Easter blessings, Tammy


LuLu Kellogg said...

Easter Blessing Tammy to you and your family.


Linda said...

This is lovely, Tammy. The cookies are cute and I'll bet - very yummy and the potato salad looks great as well. Here, our Noontime dinner is traditional Ham, Scalloped Potatoes & Carrotts, Peas, Devilled Eggs, Olives/Pickles, Dinner rolls, and Dad's Million-Dollar Pie. :)

Have a wonderful day.

sonya said...

Hi Tammy,
I made those exact same cookies yesterday! My grandson will "decorate" them today.:)
The potato salad looks wonderful. I always the designated (sp?) potato salad maker in the family. Great memories you have, Tammy.
Have a blessed Easter.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Happy Easter to you Tammy. Potato salad always reminds me of family gatherings we had growing up too :-)

sharon said...

Happy Easter Tammy!
Love your stitching, it's adorable! And the cookies look great!
Ahhh, potato salad is the epitome of Easter for me, I am on my way to have some!

The English Romantic said...

Happy Easter Tammy,
I'm just back from a weekend in London with my family, good fun and really good weather too.
Love your stitching and those yummy cookies.
Hugs, Angela.

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

A lovely Happy Easter to you to Tammy.

NanE said...

Happy Easter Tammy! Peace and blessings to you and your family, Nan

glor said...

Tammy, blessings and joy to you and your family on this Easter Day. Your cookies look wonderful and I'll bet just so good tasting too.

Anonymous said...

Banana ice cream? Potato salad (I add mustard, too)? Now THAT sounds good!
We always had ham. I'm not a fan of it so it wasn't something I looked forward to growing up. I'd rather have had spaghetti! haaaaa

We had snow this morning here in Colorado....2" of the white fluffy stuff. It's all gone now and the birdies are singing up a storm. Haven't seen the bunny yet, so hope he didn't get frost-bitten!

Hats.....loved your story. My summer hat collection is ball caps, and with my hair so short it looks like I don't have any hair. Nice look Jan! haaaaa

The boys did a great job of glopping the frosting on those cookies! :)


Diane said...

Such treasured food memories. Everything looks good, even the cookies the boys decorated. Happy Easter, Tammy. Diane

vicki said...

Hi Tammy- those are the cutest little Easter cookies! I always make my potato salad with mustard- maybe it's a "southern" thing! I wish you a Blessed Easter with your family.

Heather said...

Happy Easter Tammy. :-)

Tammy said...

Happy Easter Tammy! I like to hear about childhood memories. So sweet. My mom makes the best potato salad I have ever had. Green peppers sound like a nice addition. I will have to try that sometime.
Your Easter Bunny is so sweet.

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Easter Tammy, to you and your family.
I love the sweet bunny embroidery and the delicious looking biscuits and potato salad.
Lovely to think of all the memories we enjoyed as a child and thanks for sharing yours.


Anonymous said...

Love that you spent your day baking and decorating cookies. I am thinking of doing the same today with the boys, but not sugar cookies for sure. I am going to try oatmeal cookies with whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed and agave nectar! Should be interesting.
Loved your stories about growing up. Easter for us was always interesting, because we did not know if it was going to be sunny and warm, or snow on the ground.
I think your potato salad is my favorite one ever. Hope you enjoyed it!!!

Love ya,

Pam said...

Happy Easter to you and your family. Your memories of Easter in the South are very similar to mine. We went to Mama's and spent the day (after church of course) hunting eggs with cousins. Many times we made home-made ice cream. Just this afternoon, I told my hubby that for Mother's Day, I wanted the family to come over for home-made ice cream. We have a vintage freezer from his mother.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These lovelies sure look like the perfect ingredients for a happy happy Easter, Tammy. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.
Love for the new week xxxx

val said...

I hope you had a wonderful day I think I'll have to make some sugar cookies!

crochet lady said...

Cute cookies! Fun memories of good times and good food. I miss my mom's potato salad, I can't quite seem to make it like she did.

Hope you had a blessed Easter

Faye said...

My mother used to put mustard in potato salad too. I grew up in the same general part of the country as you. Went to college in MS.

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