I Don't Want to be Appetized !
Last Easter was a day of celebration at the Yellow House. Rebeca and her daughter were both baptized Easter morning at church. Our church baptizes by immersion so it is quite a dramatic event. The little guy did not like the "dunking" part. He didn't like his mommy being all wet. I explained it a bit for him and told him he could be baptized also when he was older. He shook his head and said,"I don't ever want to be appetized."
"Appetized!" I think a lot of food vocabulary is spoken in this house.
After the "appetizing" the men of the church served a pancake breakfast. I won't include the recipes for those here as I believe they came from a mix. The fruit compote and several syrups made them quite tasty.
After church, we came home and witnessed the Easter Egg hunt.
When the last egg had been found we sat down to fruit salad and Easter buns. I used the left over dough from the Easter Paska to make buns the shape of doves. The Paska turned out well but the doves looked more like fat walruses with huge fins. Deetman tried to make his fly before he ate it.
Later in the afternoon Rebeca made Nigella's Blini on which we spread creme fraise and caviar or smoked salmon. We drank champagne with this delicacy. During Lent Rebeca had not had liquor or chocolate so she wanted to treat her palate . Tobias got her a good champagne. He uncorked it at the front door and the cork popped all the way to the street pavement. It must have been good. Rara joined the adults in this feast.
The little unappetized boy was supposed to be having his nap when we had the champagne and caviar. At one point he came slinking down the hall and we watched him poke his head around the corner. His father said if he didn't get back to bed he was going to have to eat some caviar. The caviar threat was enough to make him scoot back under the covers.
The last meal of the day was our Ukranian Easter meal. We had made a very similar meal some years back and it was time to try again. This year the cooking was my job. I spent some time hunting down ideas and was rewarded with a couple of great recipes.
This was the menu:
The next couple of entries include some of the above recipes.