Easter Was Glorious!

What a lovely Easter Day we had here in the Northwest. We started out the day by going to a baptism of two little girls we know. Sisters getting baptized on Easter morning. It was a great event to witness. After that celebration we came home to prepare for our Easter lunch with our DIL’s family and my sister Lana and Steve.


Sorry I caught some of you in mid-chew! I realize that when we host an event like this my photo skills go out the window. Too busy with other details. Everyone is busy eating Rack of Lamb, rice with raisins and almonds, and salad with Persian dressing. For dessert we had a Russian Strawberry shortcake made with the Kulich, Seerney Paska and strawberries.


Our centerpiece was the Russian Easter Bread with hollow chocolate Matryoshka dolls for each of the ladies to take home and colored Easter eggs. We call our Easter bread Kulich but another popular name for it is Paska.



Our other traditional Easter treat is this sweet cheese spread that we make from eggs, butter, Farmer’s Cheese, whipping cream and sugar. After you mix it all up you put it in a mold lined with cheese cloth and weight it down and leave it in the refrigerator for a day or two to drain as much liquid as you can out of it. The X and B are for Christ is Risen which looks like this in Russian, Христос Воскрес!



I was able to use my individual place card vases for each guest which was fun.


Katie, Lana, and Laura


Sisters flanked by my daughters :0)

The cross was one of my hostess gifts from my DIL’s mother. Thank you Pat! I love it along with my other goodies.

All the dishes are washed and put away but I’m still enjoying the vases filled with the tulips. My brain is in slow motion today but I’m sure to perk up here sometime soon so I can visit everyone’s Easter greeting posts that I missed yesterday.

Looking forward to another great celebration tomorrow. I’ll tell you about it soon.

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Easter Was Glorious!

  1. Beautiful table. Around here most of we mom’s are pretty weary today. All of our company has gone home and while I am trying to do some laundry Molly and I are testing out the new sofa as well. There might be some napping that happens this afternoon.

  2. Oh my gosh Ellen! I love it, the decor and tulips and all! Beautiful! And where in the world did you find those Russian Matruska dolls? They are a hoot! So much fun!

  3. Hello Ellen B.,

    That bread looks delicious! Are you allowed to share the recipe? If not, that’s okay too ;-). You must have all had a wonderful time.
    Happy Monday ;-). Today’s my Monday off and I haven’t moved off the couch all day. Yes, “what a slug I am”…hee hee!
    xoxo cori g.

  4. Ellen I just gotta ask you. Do you ever eat on paper plates, plastic forks and napkins? LOL I love this post. It is so beautiful that there doesn’t seem words to describe it. You are just amazing at your table settings and the food. WOW!!! That Russian Easter Bread looks like what you would see in a 5 star restaurant. I tell you, you need to open up your own catering business. You’d make a fortune 🙂

  5. oh wow, where did you find those M doll chocolates? I don’t think i’ve ever seen them before! they’re beautiful! lol Very lovely Ellen!
    Happy Easter, and have fun with your friends today!

  6. Dear Ellen,

    What a joy to visit and see the beautiful photos of your Easter together with your family. I just love the desserts and the perfect symbolism. Every detail made your table lovely! And the Easter Bread not only looked delicious but is so pretty too.

    Nice stopping by!
    Kindly, ldh

  7. Your Easter table was fabulous! In home ec. we studied the Easter treats that you made and the paska that I remembered was always baked in an upright loaf like you made. The cheese spread looked just like I remembered in class too. I’m glad there are cooks like you who do these recipes picture perfect and remember to add the appropriate letters as a final touch as well.

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