09 April 2007

Easter Peeps

SmashAsh gracefully hosted Easter supper and put out a righteous southern spread ... baked ham, fried okra, squash and tomato casserole (a Cheek fave!), creamed corn, baked sweet potatoes, and scalloped taters brought by JackolAsh. Young KK slaved 'til the wee hours over a layerlicious yellow cake with yummy fudge icing - effort much appreciated. The kids' Easter baskets were filled with peeps of many colors - SmashAsh was particularly pleased to have found purple ones this year.

Her urchins struck poses for this year's Easter photos - such 'tudes! You'd never know they were all goosebumply - real troopers for the family photo cause.


SmashAsh's brood are quite photogenic. Their spring famdamily photos were snapped last Easter in the back yard chez Swede - and dang, these urchins are cute.


Easter weekend was quite chilly in Atlanta - the last gasp of winter found many with their grump on, but it was a serendipitous thang chez Cheek. It afforded wonderful fires Friday night for dinner with Kimplicated, and again last night for just me and the not so wee chats.


Thought I'd retired the hot cocoa for the season as well, but the free trade stuff from Trader Joe's came back out of the cupboard - how fortunate that a bit o' Redi Whip was still in the fridge! Ah, quaffing cocoa by the fire, catching up with peeps southern and Canuckian, chillin' with the kitties. A fine Easter Sunday's night.

6 comments:

whitenoise said...

nice fireplace

-Insisted on a wood-burning when we built this place. Speaking of PC, you wouldn't believe the red tape to put one of those in these days. You'd think I was trying to build a factory smokestack.

CheekierMeSly said...

There's nothing the snap-crackle-pop-hiss of a wood burning fire. Brought wood over to SmashAsh's yesterday as they'd been wood fairies for me after felling oak and hickory trees in their yard last fall, and they were plum out. Still have a bit left and plan to finish it up tonight.

After grooving this season back into wood fires, I'll never again do the fake options (gas, duraflame logs, etc.). It's my preferred carcinogenic intake method.

Kristin said...

If you can forgive the quaintness of this description, it sounds like a cozy weekend : )

I am too burned out on extended family to be as appreciative of them as I should be . . . said the ungrateful child . . .

Oh--off the subject, but cool nonetheless! I was dreaming in French last night! Mostly because Switters is in the convent in Syria with the French non-nuns . . .

whitenoise said...

Then something else you'd probably enjoy would be a bonfire on Georgian Bay. You should talk Sheena into taking you camping to Killbear or one of the other provincial parks.
heaven on earth

Sheena said...

"camping"?????

whitenoise said...

Yeah, you know- like Lake of the Woods, only without all those pesky 'tobans...