Scrabble and Hot Cross Buns

We hosted an Easter afternoon with Jim’s family on Sunday. Preparations included rounding up all the special dinner and service ware. The next house will have a built in glassware wall, yes, I typed WALL. I like to make tablescapes just like my Mom does.

We have a several generations of glassware from both sides of the families. China from  my Grandma G, serving ware that has been passed down, glasses from a sister (and we used all of them!).

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Bunny butt treat bags ensured candy got taken out of the house but just as much candy stayed with us. Cotton tails were on the backsides of the bags.

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My first hot cross buns turned out delicious. I’ll be substituting rye flour in my next batch and taste testing with my Dad. He misses the raisin rye from the Dunnsville bakery. I think this is a similar recipe.

My nephew Travis shares his brown eggs for fresh from the farm goodness. His eggs are the extra large brown ones. I dyed the others from store bought white eggs (don’t tell Travis!) with either pickled beet juice or spinach and red onion skin dyed water. Pretty!

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Nancy brought a festive dessert. Nice ending to a home baked meal.

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Our first Scrabble board. Started with KEG and ended with UR both relating to the beverage industry.

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After another Scrabble game, our afternoon was up. Jim and I tidied up while our guests drove back to their homes. Thanks for visiting!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I did not take a photo of my plate with all the courses. We had honey glazed ham, green bean casserole, lettuce salad, twice baked potatoes, pickled beets, hot cross buns, regular buns and champagne. Yum!

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Lovely Little Lace

While visiting friends in Maryland, Mom-Mom and Pap-Pap and MeMaw and Poppy helped make my stay more enjoyable with their hospitality. So these cards made their way bumping around United States Postal Service trucks this week to arrive in their snail mail boxes as a thank you surprise.

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Mom-Mom and Pap-Pap treated us to Mountain Gate for dinner where I tried regional corn fritters and beans. MeMaw and Poppy had lunch on the farm with a tour of barns and fields. They also had a sleepover for the wee one so the adults of the wee one and I could enjoy my first Maryland crabs! It was delicious! Andrea was a great instructor on how to crack open the crabs with the wooden hammer.

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I joked that I only have a west coast seafood boil to experience. Then I would have experienced it on all coasts. Thanks for a pleasant Maryland visit!

Have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley