It's been a freaking long time since I bothered everyone with how annoying I am. Har. I don't even have the excuse of no WiFi anymore.
I'm just lazy.
So how do you feel about a catch up post, yeah? And from now on I shall post more than once a week!
HAPPY EASTER!!!!! He is Risen! *dances because Lent is over* (Actually, I really like Lent, it's good for me. But I like food and Lent cuts out a lot of food.)
We wanted to make it a really fun Easter, so we older girls went out and got a bunch of candy and plastic eggs and extra Easter baskets, and then we decided to make Ravioli from scratch. We normally buy it and make our own sauce. But this year, we thought we ought to be really Italian and make everything.
So we started preparations on Thursday evening because we all work. We got so much chocolate, and so many fun things to stuff Easter baskets with. (We got a lot because A.) We never get enough chocolate in our baskets to satisfy us, and B.) we had fifteen baskets to fill, okay?)
|Kat and me|
And we split up. Two of us piled baskets full of yummies and pressies, while the other two started working on ravioli filling. (As an aside, please don't ever say raviolis, in Italian, "i" at the end already makes stuff plural. So ravioli is already plural, and adding an "s" to the end is redundant and annoying. Please don't do that.)
Meats, and onions, and spices and stuff, and then you put it all in a blender and turn it into paste.
After that, we stopped for the evening, because it takes a long time to stuff that many baskets and make filling. (Also because we didn't particularly feel like working anymore so... yeah.)
The next day we made the dough for the ravioli, and started putting it all together. Let me just say, it takes for freaking ever to make ravioli by hand, guys. We didn't finish until late.
You need to roll it really flat, and then fold it over and roll it out and fold it over and roll it out.... I forget how many times. In the voice of Treebeard: A huuuuge number.
And ravioli dough is very tough so that it doesn't fall apart when you boil it, which makes it difficult to roll out. (By difficult, I mean, IT WAS A GIANT WORKOUT.)
It took so long though, lots of hysteria ensued before the night ended. I think we filled up three or four cookie trays with delicious food.
We went down to Easter Vigil for the first time in ages. (It's kind of like Midnight Mass, but for Easter. It's a bit longer, but so worth it) Because of how far away the church is from where we live, we didn't get home until almost four in the morning.
We girls who've moved out had a small breakfast at Amy and Mahri's house, with coffee and French toast and fruit salad.
A little after noon, everyone met at the parent's house (home base, I like to call it.) for basket finding and dinner.
I think Mother Nature is a bit confused though, because we did not get snow for Christmas but we had some for Easter. (yay)
We had drinks and appetizers and visited.
Amy made this beautiful arrangement for the dinner table...
And we basically had a really relaxed, laid back Easter Sunday.
|Bella was right next to the window, which is why she looks like a ghost.|
The ravioli was delicious, in case you were wondering. We were a bit nervous because it was the first time we'd ever made it, but I think it was a success.
I GOT THIS REALLY AWESOME DOCTOR WHO MUG WITH A TARDIS THAT DISAPPEARS WHEN YOU FILL IT WITH HOT LIQUIDS.
It was a really beautiful Easter.
So what did you do for Easter? Anything special? Did you try something new? (Do you make the mistake of calling them raviolis?)
Let me know in the comments, because I'm nosy...