If you live in Mexico, you know that there are NO supplies to make Easter baskets for anyone or the candy to put in it etc etc etc. It is not a tradition in Mexico.
But, being the cagey person that I am, I ask people to bring things down from the USA when I hear
someone is headed this way. Last year it was my friend Dennis. This year it was Nancy from Dripping Springs!
Then, add to the fact that the stuff that goes in the basket isn't available, the previous year's baskets disappeared in the move. Frustration is not a strong enough word for the fact that I knew they had
to be somewhere. But, after much searching at my son's house, no baskets turned up. Oy vey!
Josefina went to the traveling Tuesday market and found two baskets though. I can't go there any more, unfortunately, it is too uneven and too crowded for me with a cane. Darn. But, thankfully
Josefina helped out. Whew.
I dug through my stuff and found the Easter grass to put inside the baskets. See, this is an epic
Every year is like this. You folks in the USA do not have any idea how lucky you are to have
Target, the Dollar Store, the grocery stores and wherever you go to find all the goodies. I think
now, while some friends, Ron and Fred, are in San Antonio, Tx. that I will have them get some
things to bring back to save for next year. No, not candy. Decorations and gifts to put in the
The traditions with the grandkids, always has been to dye eggs and to bake the Easter Bunny cake. All seven grandkids! No matter how little the little ones are, it is so fun to see their eyes get big when they put an egg in a cup and out comes a red or green or yellow or whatever color egg. Then when we decorate the Easter bunny cake, they are so proud.
Here are a few pictures from four years ago, when Mati and Seb were 5 and 7!
Seb decorated the cake.
What fun to watch their creativity. If you notice, last time we did not put whiskers. This time they did. We had no licorice or black pipe cleaners or something like that, but I had raisins, so they made
the whiskers with 36 raisins. Thankfully jelly beans came from Texas and were used a LOT. Also, in with the raisins and nuts were three M&Ms! They were used for the eyes and nose! Here are the photos of the Easter Bunny for 2019. Work in progress.......
Of course, it will be saved for next year! Since the kids confessed recently that they no longer "believe", I asked them if this was the last bunny cake we were ever going to bake. There was a resounding "No!" Yippee.
I had also cooked Easter dinner for us to have yesterday as the kids were leaving for Ixtapa this morning with their Mom for a week at the beach. The traditional, Baked Ham, Au gratin potatoes and corn with a great loaf of bread. Their favorites! I had mentioned that there would be a surprise at the end of lunch.
With eyes closed, a secret "bunny" delivered baskets to the table which was followed by squeals of delight. Matilda was thrilled that she got white chocolate. Who knew? Seb was thrilled with, of all things, more jelly beans and.........of course, all the rest. They seldom get candy so this is a BIG treat!
PS. Thanks to everyone who contributes through the years - Ron and Fred, Al and Stew, Nora, Dan, Nancy, Dennis, Kay, and all the others, who because my brain is scattered and I don't remember, have brought stuff down. Thanks a lot!