Good (Holy) Thursday, my friends!
Well, we're getting ready for the big day here - just a few days to go! And I'm trying to balance all the "outer bustle and busy-ness" with an "inner awareness and peace." Balance is always a tricky thing, but never more so at the holidays.
All this "bustle" of course is in preparation for our big family dinner ~ we're hosting it here at our house and expecting 20 people this year! I'm very much looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying the holiday together. :)
Here is the menu I've organized with my mum:
Appetizers & Cocktails
sparkling peach sippers
a simple punch for the kids
hot artichoke dip
salsa & tortilla chips
fresh veggies & spinach dip
baked ham and smoked turkey
hot fruit compote
roasted potatoes with onions
Annie's mac and cheese (per Earlybird's request)
soft rolls and biscuits
pineapple upside down cake
chocolate coconut "nest" cupcakes
salted caramel Easter popcorn
Weather permitting, there'll be an egg hunt for the kids, and maybe a little walk down the bike trail. The weather for Sunday is still looking good: highs around 50, sun giving way to clouds with perhaps a late day shower. I can live with that, especially now that he snow has all melted!
So early this Holy Thursday we're washing china and wine glasses, cleaning out the fridge, organizing table linens and neatening the boys' rooms. Meanwhile, Crackerjack is fighting a virus and Bookworm has a couple of classes to get to ... and this evening I have my echocardiogram. I'll keep you all posted on how that goes.
So, there's lots going on ... but I do have my quiet moments planned.
Have a great Thursday, my friends ... see you here again sometime soon!