Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Yesterday, Mr. Batty and I decided to color eggs. I hadn't colored eggs since I was 7 years old, or rather, my mother always did the coloring and I watched. This year, I decided to take a more active role.


This is Mr. Batty creating a tri-colored egg. It takes a while for the color to take, so he had to hold the egg partway submerged.


But in the end, it was worth it. The yellow/orange-shaded egg on top is the one he made, and I stuck a lamb sticker on one of the green ones. Not that this will come as a big surprise to anyone familiar with the knitter's fascination with all things sheepy.


Then, I decided to make a traditional Serbian Easter Cookie. You start out dropping way more batter onto a cookie sheet than the recipe asks for, and then, all the individual cookies are supposed to run together like this.


OK, I made up the Serbian Easter Cookie. I was hungry when I decided to make chocolate chip cookies, made the cookies too big (the yield is 16 instead of 40!), and they all ran together. Still yummy, just not as aesthetically pleasing.

What turned out aesthetically pleasing was the deep dish pizza. I made 2, completely from scratch. Crust from scratch, sauce from scratch, and then I made a cheese pizza for myself and a pepperoni pizza for the husband. They came out looking very nice, if I may say so myself.


Today, we somehow managed to get up too late for church (the combination of reading in bed and cuddling kittens probably had something to do with it...). It has been a comfy, cozy day so far, with knitting, cuddling, eating leftover pizza. I'm happy, and I hope you are too!

Happy Easter!

30 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Happy Easter to you too! I almost fell for that traditional Easter cookie :) It looks delicious either way, but the pizza...YUMMY!

Trillian42 said...

Somehow, I can see my half-Serbian husband being a-ok with the tradition of the Easter Cookie. :D

Bonnie said...

Mmmm, this post is making me hungry. Love that traditional Serbian Easter cookie!

Your eggs are very pretty. Happy Easter!

Kate said...

Happy Easter! Your cookies look delicious. If they all run together, it means you end up with a bigger piece. :-)

Niki said...

Happy Easter!!! Hey I'm having a silent auction in a quilt I just finished if you wanna come by and see it, or if you know anyone that likes quilts :) HUGS!

Elspeth said...

Mmm cookies and pizza, my favorite!

Maureen said...

Pizza looks great! You had a lot of fun with all those eggs too! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Virtuous said...

Wow you were Eastering it up over there!! Yah!

Many blessings to you this Easter!

weezalana said...

Mmm...homemade pizza. Yum!

Lauren said...

Your pizza looks really yummy!

Bezzie said...

Damn, here I was all excited my crapped out cookies were actually just ethnic!
Is this a new tradition? We made cookies and baked pizza today too! Cosmic man!

Zonda said...

Hehe...you had me for sure on that cookie thing! Pizza's look very good too! Sounds like a nice, lovely day! :)

schrodinger said...

Happy Easter to you! The Egg dyeing looked like fun, and they look great.

Jo said...

Oh, I have already had dinner and you have made me hungry all over again!

Michelle said...

Love the cookies! Stick any white yarn in the leftover dye?

cpurl17 said...

YUMMMMMMMMM!

that cookie sounds like a wonderful tradition.

cpurl17 said...

YUMMMMMMMMM!

that cookie sounds like a wonderful tradition.

turtlegirl76 said...

Hahahaha love the Serbian Easter Cookie. Your eggs turned out very pretty! I especially like the orange/yellow one! Happy Easter!

Krysstyllanthrox said...

Those pizzas look good!

sgeddes said...

I dyed eggs last year for the first time in a long while - it was a lot of fun!

The cookies look yummy even though they ran together and those pizzas are making me hungry!

maryannlucy said...

The eggs look great - beautiful colours. What did you use? Regualr food dye?
Yay for kitty cuddling

Robin said...

I am aesthetically pleased by your big sheet of cookie. Just use the pizza cutter to slice off a hunk of chocolate-shipped goodness. ;)

And the pizza looks great, too. There is just no substitute for homemade pizza.

Jess said...

Dude- I dont care what anyone says that one big cookie looks amazing and I would gladly not share it with anyone. haha.
And the pizza picture made my tummy rumble.:)
Cool Easter!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Coooookieeeee!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Thanks for being a constant reader of my inconstant blog. Speaking of giant cookies, Loser by Jerry Spinelli has a giant Snickerdoodle in it.

Rebel said...

Mmm... cookies & pizza, now there's an easter tradition I can support!

Mary, Mary... said...

Serbian easter cookie-hehhehheh...

Kristina B said...

Serbian Easter cookie. Love it!!

mmmm

:-)

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

oh that pizza looks delicious! now I"m hungry! LOL

SiressYorkie said...

Hrm. Apparently I've been making Serbian Easter Cookies for decades now and never knew.

Next year, try brown eggs with food colouring instead of the dissolving tablets. I was AMAZED at the colour intensity, and you don't get any of that squicky speckly action going on you have with the commercial brands. The brown makes the colours more vivid, too.

And whose mum doesn't let them colour eggs?? My mom boiled the eggs, then basically said, "YOU wanted the eggs dyed, YOU do it yourself." I dyed until we had dozens in the fridge. Heck, I'd dye eggs even if it wasn't Easter...