It has been a lovely Easter.
As the sun rose early this morning, a number of believers gathered around the old rugged cross at a little church in the hills of North Carolina. The air was cool but the gentle rays of the rising sun and the joyful fellowship warmed our hearts. After worship and prayers, an abundant breakfast was served. How wonderful to share a morning meal with fellow believers.
Once home, it was time to get to work. Thankfully, I had made the dessert yesterday so that was done. I made two Berried Treasure pies so my daughter and SIL could take one home with them. The potatoes went into the oven to bake for the first time (twice baked later). Fruit was washed and cut for the Heavenly Hash fruit salad.
Next it was time to make the glaze for the ham. I brought apple juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, brown sugar, and honey to a nice simmer. I basted the ham and wrapped it up well in foil before popping it in the oven.
Time for a second cup of coffee. I'd gotten up at 5 am this morning and I needed more umpth to keep me going!
After the coffee kicked in, it was time to set the table and gather all the serving dishes, serving spoons, glasses, silverware, and napkins together.
Baked potatoes were done and needed to be halved, scooped out, mashed, and embellished with butter, sour cream, milk, and cheddar cheese. After all the ingredients were combined, I filled the potato skins and topped them off with more cheddar cheese. As the ham was resting, I popped the potatoes in the oven to bake for the second time.
Asparagus was rinsed, dried and ready to be roasted. I gently rubbed olive oil on them and added salt and pepper. It didn't take long for them to roast to perfection.
While the oven was working overtime, I whipped up a sweet heavy cream to add to the fresh fruit and miniature marshmallows. The Heavenly Hash was now ready.
My daughter and SIL arrived for Easter dinner. We ate and ate and visited and laughed and then ate some more. Everything was delicious!
I didn't have room for dessert quite yet but the others had a small slice of the Berried Treasure pie. (I think I'll have a piece now!)
My daughter and SIL have gone home. The leftovers have been put away. The dishes are done. I am tired but happy.