Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter!

I made these cupcakes for Jack's school Easter party. They are supposed to be bunnies disappearing into their garden rabbit holes. The only thing that took a lot of time was covering the circus peanut feet with marshmallow, because I couldn't find white circus peanuts.

Easter is one of those holidays that I try not to go overboard with my cooking plans. We are always at church in the morning, and everyone comes home famished! My parents came over for dinner, and they put the ham in the oven for me. They also brought a salad and dessert. We had a great time with our springtime menu!

Easter 2009 Menu
Ham with Blackberry Mustard Glaze (recipe here) I subbed a spiral sliced ham twice the size called for in the recipe, and I used pineapple juice instead of apple juice. If you use a five-pound ham as the recipe calls for, you can make 1/2 the glaze.
Crash Hot Potatoes
Broccoli Salad (made by parents)
Multigrain and Sourdough Bread with Butter (store-bought! the shame!)
Fruit Salad (kid-friendly banana, pineapple, apple, and grapes)
Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad
Carrot Cake (made by parents)


Alison... said...

The cake is so adorable, it came out great!

Kristen said...

Yes - I love the cupcakes - absolutely adorable. Do the other mother's hate you? I bet they do. ;-) No more sending the kiddies off to school with a bag of peeps with Stephanie around!

Easter dinner sounds great! I'm full just reading about it!

Re: crash hot potatoes. I'm not used to verby adjectives for food. Can you think of any others?

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you like the cupcakes. :-)

You asked an interesting question. I've never known why the potatoes are called "crash" other than the fact that you "crash" them onto the pan with the potato masher. So I looked it up and it turns out "crash hot" is Australian slang for awesome, excellent, etc. The recipe originated with an Australian food writer.

Hmmm... other verby foods. Spotted dick? Could be a verb or an adjective. :-)