I did create amazing éclairs using Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery cookbook but of course forgot to document the finished product at Grandma's house yesterday. My sister can testify that they were delicious! I created an orange-vanilla pastry cream to fill them, and coated the top with dark chocolate ganache, just like my culinary school's pastry instructor showed us. I guess I will be making them again so I can document them in all their beautiful glory!
I started to create my Easter Egg tree, but never had time to finish so I guess it will wait until next year for completion. I did dye some eggs using silk ties following the tutorial over at Make It or Fix It Yourself. I used blown eggs and added thin ribbon to create ornaments that will keep for many years.
I am hoping that as another year passes, I can start getting S-Bug more involved in some more holiday crafts that I can display around the house.
While I was out on Saturday (shopping for Twenty Dollar Thursdays), I picked up these cute bunnies and this bottle with a bird topper at a local gift shop for $10 each. They will be making an appearance on my mantle for next Easter!
In all honestly, I believe that what truly matters is that my family can remember Easter as a time that is spent together, not about the crafts, recipes, or blog content that did or did not get added in a timely fashion. As a wife and mother, I passed Easter with flying colors! My kids got to spend time at my family's ranch while we ate and drank to our heart's fill. My brother-in-law showed off his racecar, while I showed off our wedding photos. We had four generations under one roof, from age 2 to 90. Easter is a holiday for family, and that is what we did.