I Told You String Eggs Could Be Cool.
Why is it that long weekends sometimes seem to be the shortest? After the meal we had on Sunday, I could have used a day off for recovery. Anyway, I wanted to circle back (can you tell I’ve been writing too many work emails?) on last week’s concept of string eggs and my assertions that they could be pretty despite what a google image search tells you.
I guess it slightly depends on your definition of “cool” but, I was pretty pleased with how some string, water, sugar, ribbons, and some antique glassware came together as a centerpiece. Full disclosure, my crafty mother put all the work into making the eggs and I came in on the very basic styling. Another low cost, big impact piece of our Easter decorating?
My mother and I may or may not have whipped the car off the road and into an empty lot to “borrow” a few branches from an unattended forsythia bush. No big deal. My grandmother was actually known to do this all the time (she kept clippers in the car) and borrowed from people’s actual property so I think our recent escapades are small potatoes in comparison.
Can we talk about some of the food for a quick second? Of course we can. This is my post. First, my aunt just happened to “whip up” this amazing eggplant torte. A. Ma. Zing. I’m telling you, my family has it figured out on the food front. Between that and some excellent grilled lamb and scalloped potatoes from my brother, the calorie count was about as high as my satisfaction level.
I was also pretty happy with how my green beans in bacon turned out. It’s a good thing since I made enough to feed an army. Thanks for the recipe Pinterest. I stopped taking pictures after this to manage a suprisingly civil Easter egg hunt for my nephews. Apparently it was their third or fourth for the weekend so they were up on the protocol. Is it time to retire to the suburbs yet? I’m ready.