Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy happy Easter! My parents came to visit and we had a brief break in the torrential rain for the 2 day weekend, so that made the weekend even better. It was a very quick weekend, but nice of course.

Here are some pictures from Easter Sunday...

Barrett and the grandparents

Clearly it was bordering on naptime

The Easter bunny did pretty good this year. I think he hit up the Target dollar spot. The basket was loaded with bunny ears, bubbles, a fishing net, sidewalk chalk and empty plastic eggs. I He considered filling the eggs with treats like goldfish crackers or puffs but thought that would be a lot of work to wash and fill the eggs. What a lazy bunny!

B's favorite part of the Easter basket were the bubbles. He kept saying "bubbles, bubbles"

My favorite part of the Easter basket was the fishing net.

Our little Easter bunny!

He was so happy when we finally went outside to blow the bubbles.

And he cried when we stopped. I think he could have stood there all day.

Our delicious Easter meal - ham, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, rolls, and fruit salad.

I finally was able to use the china I'd bought at an antique store a few years ago. Perfect for spring! Of course I laugh that we bought it at an antique store when it's basically my parent's wedding china and what we grew up eating every holiday meal on. It's gorgeous - stark white with very pale blue flowers.

And a close up shot. Pretty, isn't it?

But what to do with all that leftover ham? Well, have I got the recipe for you. Here's a family favorite that we eat every Christmas with all the leftover ham. It is wonderful.

Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
1 cup butter, softened (can go a little lighter on this)
3 T poppyseeds
1 onion, grated
1 T worcestershire sauce
2 T mustard
2 packages of party rolls (I used Sara Lee)
cooked ham
slices of swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 350. In medium bowl stir together butter, poppyseeds, onion, w sauce, and mustard.
Arrange rolls on cookie sheet.
Slice rolls and spread butter mixture on bottom layer of rolls. Top with ham and cheese slices. Replace tops and spread butter mixture on top of rolls.
Bake 10-12 minutes, until rolls are browned and cheese is melted.

A great way to eat up leftover ham!

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