Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Redux

Paul and I didn't do too much to mark the passing of Easter 2010. Which frankly, after watching all of the TV chefs make gorgeous hunks of ham and spring-inspired side dishes to commemorate the day, I regretted. The lovely Tamsin had brought us Cadbury's Mini Eggs over from London the day before so we at least had some sort of holiday-appropriate food, but it was a bit of a poor showing.

So we hosted sort of a gothic version of easter the following day to make up for it.

In place of a bouquet of pastels, I could not resist these deeply funereal purple tulips.

In place of a spring ham and peas, I made just about the hottest Thai curry I've ever had out of one of my favorite cookbooks Hot Sour Salty Sweet. I nearly blew our poor friend Laurie's head off with it, but Paul and our friend John were in heaven. Who knew that extreme spice would be so popular with the men?

And for dessert, Paul brought home quite the spectacle. An eighteen inch tall chocolate rabbit dressed in hip hop gear. We ate part of the head off and laid it to rest in peace in our refrigerator.

Four days later, only his feet remain.


La Belette Rouge said...

I have never before seen daffodils mixed with those shock of purple tulips and I am in LOVE.

brismod said...

Interesting to know which part of the choc bunny you eat first... we always start with the ears too. Love that it was in hip hop clothes..very funny.

materfamilias said...

A chocolate bunny called "Dude"? Gotta love it!

Laura [What I Like] said...

La Belette Rouge - I know, it's a new thing for me but I see many dark tulips in my future!

brismod - The ears are far too tempting to miss!

materfamilias - I must admit that I couldn't quite believe it when Paul brought it home...

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Easter has never been a biggie with us. In fact, we told our guests for our Sunday dinner that it was a non-Easter dinner that happened to fall on Easter and include lamb. Your goth Easter [one day late] sounds like a perfect version, Laura. Love the slow demise of the chocolate bunny.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i have got to get that cookbook..that dish sounds wonderful

love your flowers, but most of all i love the bunny rabbit's leftover feet
:- )


Laura in Paris said...

Oh, my, those tulips are gorgeous!!

Angie Muresan said...

I love the tulips and the daffodils, Laura.

By the way, I don't know if I've ever had ham and peas for Easter. My family, protestant for generations, still prepares the traditional Greek Orthodox meal of lamb.

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