I don’t know about you, but my Easter was spent mostly in the kitchen. We ended up with a fabulous meal, and a lot of things to eat this week. I remember years ago thinking that I would never _______ (well you name it, things I saw my mother doing that just seemed so, well, not what I would ever do). My list includes things like rinsing out plastic bags for reuse, reusing plastic containers, saving foil, and planning meals. I’m not sure why it seemed so silly to plan meals, but I do love spontaneity. Turns out there is little time for it in a busy life. Planning gets stuff done. Yesterday while cooking the Easter ham (corned ham from our butcher required boiling, then baking) I also cooked artichokes, asparagus, made an upside-down cake (most of the leftover going to the Heritage with Jane to share with her table and coffee mates), gingersnap dough, and diced and cooked potatoes for a spanish tortilla (which was our starch).
I had put aside Point Roberts on Friday night because we were watching a movie with subtitles and it became too difficult to keep up with the dialogue, track decreases, and work moss stitch. Saturday evening when we got home from an outing to the East Bay I moved to 16″ circulars–I think I was about 28 stitches per side and did a little knitting. I was down to about 16 stitches per side and definitely needed to move to dpns to finish. So when I got back from taking Jane home, and had enjoyed a lovely bath, I made the move to dons and worked more rounds. I quit at 6 stitches per side (seems like a lot of time was spent turning the project at this point) and it looks like I have very little yarn remaining, so this is all going to come to fruition with no waste! I’m going to finish off those last stitches today, then do my final finishes. A good project, but I’m ready to move on.
I didn’t get around to doing an Easter basket for the dinner table–so I have no suitable pictures. We had no candy this year. I love Easter candy (it embodies all the best cheap candy memories of my childhood) but I’m really not eating unnecessary desserts and sweets. I bought a flat of strawberries at the market on Saturday because I was so excited to see them–so we have plenty of sweet things to eat instead of candy. The piece of upside-down cake I had was so delicious though–nothing like cake made from scratch. I savored every bite so I wouldn’t mind waiting for my next special dessert.