Easter Day 2012

 Dear and I were out the door early Easter morning and attended the 7:00 a.m. service. It was a great way to start this glorious Easter day. The Easter cross was on center stage!

After church I set the places for our Easter meal.

We had Shashlik (marinated lamb barbecued on skewers), glazed ham, roasted vegetables and salad. I sent ham home with our guests, too.

Our centerpiece was our Russian Easter Bread. Some people call it Paska. We call it Kulich.

The signs written in Russian say, Christ is Risen, Truly He is Risen or He is Risen Indeed.

This is Searnaya Paska which is served with our Easter Bread. Searnaya Paska is a sweetened cheese spread that is made with a type of dry cheese, egg yolks, butter, cream, and sugar. Don’t even bother trying to figure out the calories or how it will raise your cholesterol levels. The mixture is pressed overnight in a mold to get the excess liquid out. Besides the sweet cheese we serve this with strawberries. A most wonderful combination. Think strawberry shortcake.

To document the fact that we got amazing sunshine on Easter 2012 I had Lana and Laura pose with some Easter symbols outside.

Look at them! They are squinting. That made us happy today!

We all spent some time out in the Easter sunshine soaking up some vitamin D.

We are full and satisfied with all the glory of the day we enjoyed. Hope you had a wonderful Easter Day!

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.

14 thoughts on “Easter Day 2012

  1. We both had a most sunny lovely Easter-y Easter this year! Your table looked sweet and inviting while proclaiming the glory…Resurrection!

    Isn’t it something to know both our tables won’t hold a candle to the Lamb’s wedding feast table in heaven…some day…and we will be there with no need of blogging to share all about it!

  2. Beautiful day – beautiful table! I see that your sister Lana has her arm in a cast – I hope she’s alright!

  3. I loved your photo of the cross…Absolutely beautiful…The sun was shining and you used your pink china…Is it Victorianna Rose by Paragon? That’s the set I used yesterday and It looks so similar. Is there ever an event where you are not in the kitchen? There’s no place like home.

    • Marg,
      Everyone loves to be in the kitchen! :0)
      My dishes are a Royal Albert pattern called Moss Rose and I bought my initial tea set in Great Britain and the rest of the dishes in Canada in the mid 70’s.
      And yes, there’s no place like home!

  4. Such a beautiful table as usual, Ellen. I was envying you the Paska spread having tasted it last year. It looks like you had a wonderful day with family. We did as well, watching my BIL’s 1 year old twin grandchildren discover the joy of their first Easter Egg hunt. Such a glorious day.

  5. Wow, you sure know how to set a beautiful Easter table. I like the Russian signs.
    I see you fully enjoy celebrating our risen Lord, and with a 7 a.m service start.
    Your Searnaya paska looks magnificent. Thank you for visiting me,

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