Yoked & Yolked

April 12th

The crazy church casserole

The cake that almost wasn't Potatoes

Sunrise service was beautiful, including the flowering of the cross — one of my favorite traditions. Soon after, I scurried off downtown to the other Methodist church where I was expected to bring a casserole for Easter brunch. Thankfully, I arrived 2 hours before service, fired up the commercial ranges and went to town cooking my food for the day. The casserole still looked icky, but I did as asked. The cake that almost wasn’t was appropriately saved. The potatoes were baked, seasoned and soon enjoyed at the Passover/Easter brunch at the Wright’s. (Salty Senor’s family.)

Egg appetizers



The saved cake

Carmelized Onions

Olives for the appetizer

Fried Turkey


Lainey's Garden


Lemon Meringue

Passover Macaroons


The day was nothing short of lovely; we watched amazing golf, ate gobs of delicious food and managed to celebrate the mixed heritage of their wonderful family by having both Easter and Passover foods. Lainey, Adam’s mom, went as far as organizing an egg hunt in their expansive backyard. We (the 8 adult children) ran around like maniacs scooping up eggs, stuffing ourselves with jelly beans and eventually cashing in our eggs for coordinating lottery scratch tickets. It was such a fun afternoon! (And nothing says Easter like a bit of gluttony and gambling, right?)

Welcome, Easter!

Matty thoroughly enjoyed his first American Easter, including Peeps.


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12 Responses

  1. Sounds fun, looks great! Glad it all worked out cooking-wise.

  2. Oh, I do love PEEPS!

    Looks like a great day! Hope you get your electricity figured out tomorrow with a cheaper electrician!

  3. A little upset I missed chocolate cake, especially near my birthday.

  4. Tina in Duluth April 13, 2009

    Great save, Kelli! Looks like a wonderful day.

  5. Sounds like a fantabulous day Kelli. Food looks like it was great.

  6. Love the dog with the ears 🙂

  7. Yay! The tireless, resourceful and quick-thinking AmazingGirl saves yet ANOTHER day! HOORAY! Looks amazing and like a LOT of fun, Kelli! 🙂

  8. Great photos of your day! Happy happy Easter. I had a wonderful day, but a couple of my cooking/baking attempts were total flops! boo

  9. It seems you had really a good time! And all that food look delicious….

  10. Looks like you had a lovely celebration, despite the minor problem with a power outage. That dog is really cute.

  11. Happy Easter! What a FUN day! Ugh…I hate Peeps!!! LOL!

  12. Sounds lovely. Is your house back “on”?