Monday, April 13, 2009

Busy and Glorious Day!

Yesterday was a very busy but very glorious day! My mom is a WONDERFUL cook and for as long as I can remember she has been able to whip out amazing meals large enough to feed an army and doesn't even break a sweat. I've watched and helped her for many holidays but this Easter I decided to attempt the feast myself...I know I know...a disaster waiting to happen. My mom has been a little stressed lately as she helps with my dad's healing, deals with insurance companies, and juggles his appointments so I wanted to try and cook Easter dinner myself and let her relax. Last week I decided on a menu, then created a grocery list, and headed out to the store. It took my hours but I bought everything I thought I would need and then yesterday morning after Kevin and I went to the early service at Glen Meadows Baptist I attempted to start cooking. This is what was on our menu plan.

-With big guys like my Dad and brother around while your trying to cook it is necessary to have something around to keep them out of the kitchen.

Shrimp Ring with Cocktail Sauce
Kelly's Signature Spinach Dip with Bagel Chips (I have been looking for a warm cheese based spinach dip FOREVER! This was the best I've had!)

Main Meal:
Spiral Sliced Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Macaroni & Cheese
Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad
Pink Fluff
Brown & Serve Rolls

White Bunny Cake (This is just a white cake with white icing covered with coconut and jelly beans that is cut to look like a bunny face with ears and a bow tie. lol My mom used to make it when we were little.)

I started cooking as soon as we got home from church. I thought the ham was going to be the most difficult but it actually turned out to be the easiest part! My mom and dad got to our house a little early and thankfully she helped me peel potatoes and finish up because I was getting a little overwhelmed with so many things cooking at once but... I did it! It was all ready at the same time so nothing got cold and nothing burned! Yay! It actually turned out really good. It was really hard work and I admire my mom for doing it for so many years without complaining or even seeming stressed. I was so thankful to be able to spend the day with my family and to have a home where we can all fit comfortably.