Some of Greg's friends from work were asking questions about Christianity and about Easter,
so he invited them to join us for Easter Sunday (RESURRECTION Sunday!) at church
and a lovely vegan feast afterward.
Of course, this was a tricky proposition because I as the chef and hostess ran 1:1 (special needs) programs in two out of the three services on Sunday morning, and lunch was right after the third (which I attended), so I wasn't able to prepare the food during that time.
Happily, I was fairly energetic during the week and into the weekend, so I made the food on Saturday
and hoped that it would taste okay reheated in the oven on Sunday.
Here's what I made . . .
Sweet potato patties (to be eaten in buns like burgers):
Seasoned roasted potato rounds:
Cashew butter crinkle cookies:
and cinnamon cupcakes (with crosses to celebrate the Resurrection!)
I also set up the table centerpiece.
I put all sorts of things there that symbolize NEW LIFE
(trees, succulents, eggs).
Greg was pleased to give his friends a tour around our church facility.
Most of them are engineers, so they enjoyed his explanation of how he volunteers (as a sound tech)
and they were interested in all the sound equipment.
While they were touring, I had time to come home, have a quick snack, and then think through the best way to heat everything up. Beans in a pot on the stove, potatoes and sweet potato patties in the oven.
The potatoes got a little browner and crispier with the second baking,
but they sure tasted good.
I piled up the patties in a pan and popped them in the oven along with the potatoes.
They were definitely no worse for the wear.
I'm surprised my eyes were open and I was smiling by this point!
foosball attracted everyone quickly!
We hung out for a bit longer, and then everyone needed a nap!
I'd been up since 5:30 am, but it was already late afternoon, so I kept myself awake to be able to sleep in the nighttime. Greg and I did some online browsing, some reading, some cat snuggling . . .
pretty much brain dead.
Two cats on the coffee table - dangerous!
|by the way, I'm very much enjoying this book series . . . very interesting!|
Stephen, drooping, as usual.
Special Daddy snuggles:
I hope you had a joyful Resurrection Sunday!