Note: No, no one actually had this for breakfast, although I was obliged to hand a Hershey kiss apiece to the little girls when they saw what I was doing. We had so much candy it seemed best to store it in a cereal container.
The children decorated for me on Holy Friday while I was dyeing eggs. I didn't have a chance to examine things properly and take pictures until this morning. This coincided with a visit from friends who were traveling home from visiting family over Pascha. We fixed a brunch for them but the only thing we … Continue reading Bright Monday: Friends and Feasting
Indeed He is risen! Do not lament Me, O Mother, seeing Me in the tomb, the Son conceived in the womb without seed; for I shall arise, and be glorified; and, as God, I shall unceasingly exalt all who extol Thee in faith and in love. -Canon of Holy Saturday, Ode 9 Come receive ye … Continue reading Christ is Risen!
~85 red eggs in the fridge~
Today involved starting dress #2, helping Duchess cut out the pieces for her vintage-style apron (she expressed an interest in learning to sew), making bread for church tonight, and taking everyone to this year's first Presanctified Liturgy. Thankfully the rain held off this evening, although I got drenched putting groceries in the trunk around midday.
I set out some candy from me and from Grandmother last night. When Mittens saw her heart opened this morning she said, "*gasp* CHOCKIT!!!" Hahaha. I didn't make valentines this year. Yes, shame on me. I guess I was just too busy and knew the youngest two would get more out of it starting next … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
Floppy herself is not vintage, of course, being only newly sixteen! However, since she loves all things vintage we went antiquing for her birthday and kept to the theme for her party. Many years!
I loosely followed this recipe found in James Michener's Chesapeake.
Panettone toasted with butter. What I offered for breakfast. Moppet has recently begun eating peanut butter! This is a triumph because she gets so little protein. She won't eat any meat or fish, and the only beans she eats are baked beans (and that's practically dessert). I've never been so happy to fix a peanut … Continue reading Tuesday