"Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor, radiant in the brightness of your King! Christ has conquered! Glory fills you! Darkness vanishes forever! (From the "Exult," the traditional prayer of praise at the Easter vigil)
So I here to report that the Peep S'Mores were a hit, except that there was a slightly odd taste that we weren't sure was from the peep roasting or the fair-trade chocolate. The kids enjoyed them, anyway. That's Jack, my sister's oldest and my godson with a freshly roasted peep.
I thought I'd show a picture of how pretty my table looked before I tried to cram all the food on it, not to mention cram nine people around it. Since we don't have a dining room (or a dining room table) we bought a fold-down table that doubles as a sofa table, which when attached to a card table, seats nine people, barely. It was half in the living room and half in our front hall! Look at how crowded it was (below), but my family is good sports. No one complained. (And yes, that's the Cubs/Brewers game on during Easter dinner!)
We had an Easter egg hunt outside in the park (Jack was totally embarrassed to be carrying an Easter basket in public!) Then everyone went home by 6 p.m. and I was left with a clean kitchen (thanks, Mom and Edmund) and lots of leftovers.
Netflix Update: Ed and I have been watching some great movies lately. I always tease him that he only orders foreign films and documentaries, which is pretty much true, but I love that he exposes me to something besides HGTV and "Law and Order." We saw this amazing Indian film, "Water" over the weekend. (It's part of a triology and we just ordered the other two.) Then last night on IFC saw this half Hungarian movie called "American Rhapsody." I'd give "Water" four stars, and "American Rhapsody" three and a half. It's hard to knit or sew with all those subtitles, but it's worth it.