Hope everyone had a very happy and blessed Easter. Ours was wonderful, apart from it raining all day long! We didn't make it to church this year, because of my hip/back pain. We decided it would be best if we didn't try and push my luck with sitting and kneeling for an hour.(Oh, here are the chicks in their new home)
This is the "Columba" cake. It is an Italian Easter bread, much like the panatone at Christmas time. It was wonderful. It was suppose to be shaped like a dove, but it is a bit distorted after baking.
Candied orange peel, almonds and sugar crystals on the outside....yummy!
It tasted delicious with coffee.......
and the rest of the breakfast.
I decided to go for a playful table this year, loads of color and whimsy.
Don't they look like some kind of ad, where they are selling Champagne or something?! Too funny!
More unusual posing....
This leg of lamb turned out so good. I used a recipe out of "Fine Cooking" this year. If there are any copies out there still, you must get it, because this was one seriously tasty recipe!! The little potatoes were the ones that I had been talking about in a previous post. So tiny and sweet! I steamed them, tossed them in butter and sea salt.
It was so dark from being rainy all day, that we had to light Mr. Duck.
Cheese course anyone??
This cheesecake recipe was also from "Fine Cooking." So, so good. It had marscapone cheese in it. You should see all the flavor combinations that were in this recipe spread.
Big hug and kiss for my husband, I could not have pulled this dinner off without him, he was the best co-chef anyone could ask for.