One thing is always for certain whenever we get together as a family and that is an abundance of good food! Last Saturday was no different when eleven of us celebrated Easter and two of the little ones turning a year older. The weather was warm and sunny, perfect for the little ones' Easter egg hunt. Our meal consisted of spiral cut ham, homemade baked beans, homemade creamy coleslaw, home canned green beans,baked potatoes, home canned pickles, a vegetable tray and fresh baked bread. Appetizers were deviled eggs and seafood. Dessert was birthday cake. It was a wonderful gathering!
The cake was chocolate with a marshmallow icing covered with fondant. The top connectors were made from rice crispies. Happy Birthday with the grandkids' names were written in cake decorating icing. The presentation was really cute! We took a lot of pictures of them enjoying their birthday treat.
Every holiday and some special days have traditional dishes but that doesn't mean you can't break from tradition or even create your own traditions. Crab in some form, usually as an appetizer, has been a long tradition in our family for most special meals. Shrimp is usually served as well. That's the beauty of these types of gatherings. They evolve over time, forming new traditions but kept together through good company, lots of laughter and good food.