Peggy and I crept into the house to start making coffee and preparing for our day with our friends, "Mr. Ed", "Miss Jean", and Sam and Louise, who were coming for dinner.
We took time to enjoy breakfast visiting with our "Yankee" friends, knowing that they were heading back home to the Rochester, New York area the next morning. On their circuitous route from their winter place in Florida, to their regular home, they stopped by to spend Easter weekend with us. As we paraded around in the house in our jammies, sipping coffee out on the patio, the kitties were doing their morning stretching exercises on Peg's ab lounger.
I agree with the kitties; that thing is great for "lounging".
After breakfast, Miss Jean and Peggy got busy in the kitchen and our good friends from here in town, Sam and Louise came by. Below is Miss Jean working on her asparagus.
Louise and the girls worked on the dinner and got everything ready. Miss Jean, below, working her magic, making everything look beautiful.
Us guys sat out by the firepit and visited, whilst unbeknown to us, at the time, BeauxBear was enjoying the kitty bowls. We've been feeding the kittens and their Mom on the little table, to help keep the birds from consuming the baby grapes. And so far, it's working. Apparently keeping the dawgs from consuming the kitty's food is not working.
Once it was all ready, us fellas wandered into the kitchen and loaded up some Fine Chinets for the fest.
The gals had really done a bangup job creating the wonderful meal. Miss Jean used her catering skills to pretty everything up nice and "Easterly looking".I made my Cajun "angel eggs" (Peg calls 'em). Mr. Ed and Miss Jean brought a couple of hams, one for most of us, and a small gluten-free one for Peggy. For these hams, she made two sauces. A cherry sauce and a pineapple sauce. They both were great slathered over slices of the ham. She also did amazing oven roasted asparagus, a fruit salad, sliced cuke salad. Peg made "her grandmother and mom's" creamy scalloped potatoes. Sam and Louise brought the most delicious smoked chicken with his own Cajun spices, which was then finished in the oven with apple juice. Peg about made herself sick on this chicken; she couldn't get enough of it. Everything was wonderful.
It sure made for a beautiful plate. Somehow the tiramisu that Peg made for dessert didn't make the photo op. (Neither did Peg, because she was behind the camera) She made a healthy key lime pie with Sam and me in mind because it was sweetened with raw dates and a little raw honey. The crust was a pecan date sweetened concoction. She only put a little Cool Whip to top it. I have to say that for being healthy, it was pretty darned good. It's gone.
Everyone had a wonderful time laughing, eating and enjoying the very good company.Even the boys, MarkyBear and BeauxBear, got a good meal outa da deal. This Resurrection Day celebration made for one very happy Cappy and friends. God Bless, and we hope yours was as wonderful, as well.