We sure had fun with the grands yesterday! I love this photo of the kids when we went out to eat. So cute! They are both growing up too quickly.
Miss Ava tried to play Easter Bunny so Otto wasn't so scared.
Then Otto wanted to play Easter Bunny and told Ava to sit on his lap. We all had a good laugh at that
One of our traditional Easter treats are Blarney Stones. My grandmother Smith made them for ST Pat's and then over the years, our family decided to make them for ST Pat's and for Easter. It's a tradition. I like to use a mini muffin pan to make them smaller than the cupcake size that my mom used to make. They are messy to make, but worth the work. You have to frost the entire cupcake with icing and roll it in coconut or chopped nuts.
When they are all done, they look like pastel Easter Eggs. They are yummy and everyone loves them. I like to make them smaller as they are really rich! I'm sending a box to Eric and Gina tomorrow. We were sad that they couldn't be with us on Easter Sunday.
I found this great jar the other day at Big Lots when I was shopping with the girls. I had never been there. I was looking for a perfect jar for pickled eggs. My grandmother also made these eggs at Easter.
Here's the jar filled with eggs and beets. They only need a couple days in the fridge before they are ready to eat.
Aren't they pretty? They are really yummy. My grandpa Smith just loved them and so do I. He was a tall and skinny man who always reminded me of Abe Lincoln. I don't eat them like grandpa...he ate them with butter! That's too much for me, but that's the way he liked them. My parents only had margarine at our house. I only got real butter at the Smith's. Isn't it funny what you remember.
I don't always make candy with my candy molds anymore, but I thought it would be fun and my SIL likes them. I like to used the Wilton candy melts. It's just easy using the microwave and your plastic
I painted the design in the eggs with white melts and a candy paint brush. I put them in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
Then I melted the chocolate melts and covered the painted eggs. I had to let these sit for about 20 minutes in the fridge because they were pretty good sized.
I made some strawberry, plain chocolate and vanilla custard ones too. Everyone enjoyed them.
It's just fun to make some family traditional food for the holidays. I hope my girls will continue some of these down the road with their families.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter with family and friends.