…culminating a wonderful weekend. Easter is my favorite day to celebrate. We had an overload of good things and this post will be full of photos!
On Friday I prepared our traditional sweet cheese spread to enjoy on our Easter bread. With the heavy rock in place to force the excess liquid out of the cheese mold it rests in the refrigerator for our Sunday celebration.
On our way to our Good Friday service on Friday evening we spotted this group of people who were following men bearing a cross. It was such an unexpected thing to see and we were inspired by this act of identifying with Christ.
On Saturday a crew arrived at the house to help with the Kulich, Russian Easter Bread. Katie arrived a little later to help, too, mostly with the Shrink Wrapped Easter eggs.
The dough was ready to go in the cans rise for the final time.
Into the oven they go.
Time to set the table while the bread cools.
I bought crosses made out of nails for each person to take home with them.
On Sunday after a great church service I added the last touches to the table while the lamb shoulder was slow cooking in the oven.
I’ll share our appetizer recipe later in April on the MGCC blog.
Besides the shrink wrap eggs we tried the rice dyeing method, too.
Lamb shoulder with a caper fresh mint sauce, caramelized potatoes with onions and rosemary, cucumber tomato salad.
For dessert, Russian Easter Bread (Kulich/Paska) with Seernaya Paska (Sweet cheese spread) and strawberries.
Our mom would be proud of our efforts this year. She loves a smooth top and no airy holes when you slice it.
After our filling lunch and dessert we decided to take a walk.
After our walk we enjoyed sitting on the deck in the sunshine!
We truly had a full to overflowing good time!
Now what I haven’t shared yet is that on Saturday my computer crashed. Oh my…that’s scary! Thankfully there was a repair system that we were able to access and everything is now backed up and restored. It took several hours to accomplish this but everything is up and running again.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!