Friday, 25 April 2014

Family get together

I was up and out early on Saturday morning, in town before the shops even opened. Needed to go to the market for fruit and vegetables. Needed to pop in the library and then Townsends looking for spring themed napkins - I managed to find bunny ones!
Dashed home to finish preparing a spring lunch for my family- just 9 of us!

 Made a courgette and asparagus Filo pastry tart.
 Aubergine and feta cheese salad
 Green lentil and blue cheese salad
 Plain salad decorated with borage flowers
 Sausage rolls
 Hot cross cheese rolls
Also made scotch eggs, both meat ones and vege ones made with chickpeas.  Also cooked a ham and new potatoes.
We ate lunch indoors, but then I noticed that the sun had come out so we had pudding in the garden
 Hot cross buns

 A rhubarb and custard cake
 Carrot cake cupcakes and chocolate nests

Phew!  All homemade!  Took my recipes and ideas from Good Food magazine, always find it to have good ideas and reliable recipes.

I like the Easter break, it is not all stressy like Christmas. Nobody asks if you are ready for Easter. The weather is usually better, with a bit of sun,  there seems to be less rushing around.  A good time to get together with family and some traditional treats like the hot cross buns and chocolate eggs- lovely!


Josie said...

We love Easter too for exactly the same reasons as you. I shall be borrowing some of these gorgeous recipe ideas for next year. Loving your blog x

Tracy said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time, all your homemade food looks delicious xx

moonstruckcreations said...

Wow, that is an impressive array of dishes you made!


Amy at love made my home said...

Hello there, just catching up. Glad that you have been having a lovely time, hope that you have a good week. xx