Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter

I haven't done much sewing over the last couple of days since I have been getting ready for Easter. I finally packed the snowmen and pulled out the cute Easter decorations. It was odd putting the sweet snowmen away since we still have snow on the ground here in Minnesota! I'm sure it will all be gone soon if the temperatures keep getting up in the 50's (plus it's raining this morning.) 

I've made the trip to the grocery store and the recipes are ready for a day of cooking for tomorrow. Here's the menu;

Fresh Pineapple
Grandma Eva's Potatoes
Grandma's Fruit Salad

Grandma's Fruit Salad
Whip carton of whipping cream and sweeten to taste, add chopped apples and sliced bananas.
My grandma always made this for the Holidays and other family gatherings.
It's one of my favorites.

Grandma Eva's Potatoes
8-10 potatoes, boiled and mashed
 then add 8 oz package cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
finely minced onion
salt to taste
garlic powder
Beat well. Fill casserole and cover with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover and bake.
I usually put this in a crock pot and cook for 6 hours on low. I usually make it a day ahead and then plug in the crock pot the morning of our special dinner. 
After my son John was born, Grandma Eva brought casseroles (plural) of this to our home for me to freeze for a quick side dish for meals. This is one of my husband's favorite recipes!
Buffet table is all decorated...

My spring time centerpiece...

At least it looks like Easter inside!

My cute egg cozies... 

Happy Easter!
Before I start cooking and cleaning, Wilson and I would love to announce the winners for the 'Stitch Me Up' blog hop!  (Winners were chosen using Our winners are.....

'Quiltsmile' ~ Jane
'Carrotcake' ~ Patty

Congratulations to both our winners!!! 
They both won a PDF copy of my Coneflowers pattern.
Happy Easter and Happy Stitching,


  1. We also made that fruit salad for Thanksgiving, the only difference is that sometimes we added maraschino cherries also. Sounds like a delicious meal!

  2. Thanks so Much for the Coneflower Pattern, I love it! The recipe for Grandma Eva's Potatoes sounds delicious, thanks for sharing, I definitely will be trying that out here for a family gathering. Happy Easter! Jane

  3. Sounds like a wonderful menu, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.


  4. Your decorations for Easter are so darling!! And dinner sounds delicious.(especially when we aren't doing anything special this year)

  5. Congratulations to Jane. Y'all have a wonderful Happy Easter.