As the kids get older, getting them to dye Easter eggs becomes increasingly challenging. I am just glad they were even a little interested this year! It is fun to watch their different personalities emerge even with a minor task like egg coloring. Jason, the 17-year old, would rather not be bothered with such a childish task and decided he just wanted to eat the eggs. “Why bother coloring them if I am just going to eat them?” Joel, the 13-year old, is very thoughtful and imaginitive and likes to contemplate how to get the optimal color with the most interesting design. He will be the last one at the table. Jessa, the impulsive 11-year old, is very creative but is too ansy to spend much time on the activity. Add a few girly sprinkles and some festive hearts and she’s out the door to play with her pals.
So, after Jason ate half a dozen of the boiled eggs, the rest were left for decorating, and this was their finished product…
I guess we will continue the festivities as long as they are willing. What they really wanted to get to was the loot from the Easter Bunny. There were a few less Peeps in the bunch this year as we decided less sugar was probably not a bad a idea for all of us! So they all received (in addition to the sugar) a new shirt and a ticket to see the Broadway production of The Lion King!!
The tradition in our house for Easter dinner is lasagna! I would love to be able to post a picture of our delicious feast but didn’t manage to snap one before digging in to the mass of cheesy, tomato-y goodness!! When I asked my husband what he wanted to go with the lasagna he said, “I want that green bean stuff with the onions and cream of mushroom soup!” Green bean casserole? With lasagna? Well, it might not seem like a traditional lasagna accompaniment, but we sure enjoyed every bite! I made it with fresh green beans instead of the slivers of French cut canned beans and it was so tasty! Lastly, my sweet husband baked a fresh loaf of Italian bread to go with our ecclectic Easter feast! YUM!
I am always fascinated by family traditions and don’t recall too many from my own childhood. We are on our way to adopting and creating our own in this Fetch clan, and I for one am really excited about it! If you’re reading this, I would love to know what some of your traditions are.