April 18, 2017 Leave a comment
We’ve never established a traditional Easter dinner for our family. Partly it’s because we don’t eat lamb or ham, but the biggest reason is that for the past 15 years I’ve been heavily involved in the Easter celebrations at church. The Easter Vigil service is late Saturday night, followed by a festive reception, and then there’s the Sunday morning service, followed by another festive reception! As hospitality chairperson, I’m in charge of recruiting people to bring food for the receptions, organizing the array of food, setting up, and cleaning up. Also, I’ve often read one of the scriptures in the Easter Vigil service, and this year I was a chalice-bearer (serving the Communion wine and, unexpectedly, lighting 14 candles–but that’s another story).
After all that, not only am I tired and burned-out on food management, but we’re not coming home hungry after church! We eat during the reception, and then there are always some odds and ends left on the serving platters that are easier to eat than put away. We don’t need another meal until Sunday evening.
We do have to eat then, though. The extent to which I had planned that meal was thinking, “I’ll bake the last two sweet potatoes, and we’ll eat them with…something….”
I ended up not baking the sweet potatoes. Read more of this post