Monday, April 13, 2009

A happy Easter.


The Easter Bunny has been here!

Easter nests at my mother-in-law's

Easter luncheon (I brought Spinach Potato Salad (recipe below) and Coconut Cake)

At the dinner table: Robert, Will, Charles, Hollis, Patti and Owen

Patti, Dorothy (Mimi) and Owen

Vivian makes a brief appearance to enlist her daddyman and his twin brother's help with a picture...

...before deciding she's had enough of the crowd and retreating upstairs to a quiet room

Cousins Matt, Annie, Jack, Dots and Hollis are ready for the Easter Egg hunting to begin

Dots and her cousin Hollis assist with the little kids' egg hunt in the backyard...

...and then get into the action at the big kids' hunt in the front yard!

Dots finds the golden egg!

Cousin Annie watches from the front porch

After everyone has gone home, Vivian emerges and is thoroughly entertained with a container of beads from her Mimi

Inez's Spinach Potato Salad
from Gourmet May 2006
Serves 8

1½ lb white potatoes
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
½ cup onion, finely chopped
½ cup bottled mayonnaise
¼ cup beef consomm√© (from a 10½-oz. can; not beef broth)
3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1¼ teaspoons salt
1 (10-oz) bunch of spinach, torn into 1-inch pieces (coarse stems discarded)

Cover potatoes with salted cold water by 1 inch in a 4-quart pot and boil until just tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 25 minutes. Drain in a colander. When potatoes are just cool enough to handle, peel and cut into ½-inch cubes. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in eggs and onion.

Bring mayonnaise, consomm√©, vinegar and salt just to a boil in a 1- to 1½-quart heavy saucepan over moderately high heat, whisking until smooth.

Pour hot dressing over potatoes while they are still warm and stir to combine, then stir in spinach.

Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

**Can be made 1 day ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered. Stir before serving.


Darlene said...

It looks like everyone had a very happy Easter! I love watching the kids Easter egg hunt!

That spinach potato salad sounds delicious! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Erin said...

I LOVE potato salad! This looks especially good. The kids are all so cute. I love all of their classic names. Happy Easter!

Amber M. said...

Looks like pretty much the perfect day. Happy Easter to your family!

I can't wait to try those recipes...

JoAnn said...

I enjoyed seeing your family pics. This was a boo-hoo Easter for me....the first Easter in 32 years that I made up no baskets. I guess I could have made them and sent them to my children, but somehow it's not the same.

JMW said...

Eloise, it looks like it was a wonderful Easter - and great weather! That recipe sounds delicious. (Also, so glad to hear you liked The Razor's Edge!)

Hopsy said...

Happy Easter! It looks like a lovely afternoon with the family and coconut cakes are the best! My mother used to always make one in the shape of a lamb at Easter!

cotedetexas said...

I know I have asked you before I think - but does your sister in law have a blog too? Your husband has always looked so familiar to me- maybe from another blog? am I crazy??????

Jenny said...

I love your Easter cross! Looks like a fun family celebration-- thanks for sharing!

The Mrs. said...

Love the pics! Looks like a wonderful day. I loooove Easter!