Monday, April 17, 2006

Bunny for Dinner

Our traditional Easter feast is Bunny Meatloaf. Note: no bunnies are harmed in the making of this meatloaf. In fact, it's standard meatloaf, in she shape of a sitting rabbit (ie., one large oval loaf, with a smaller "head" loaf at one end) which is frosted with mashed potatoes, surrounded with a green vegetable (the friend who first showed me this silly recipe used green beans, but I have a slightly higher chance of getting the kids to eat broccoli than green beans, so this year it was broccoli), with paper ears, and eyes and nose made of cranberries or raisins or something like that (we used to use jelly beans, which make admirable eyes...but the die runs in the mashed potato, and there's something disconcerting about an Easter Bunny with pinkeye).

Yesterday my sister-in-law and her family came down from Sebastopol and partook of the Bun; for dessert we had an array of berries, strawberry syrup (which is basically the leftover syrup from some strawberry preserves I made in the morning), ice cream, and left over fudge which people started crumpling and sprinkling on the ice cream.

We had two Easter egg hunts--the one for the girls, first thing in the morning, and a second one mid-afternoon (in the back yard, since the sun briefly consented to emerge and smile) for the cousins and girls together. By the end of the night we were all in chocolate shock, but pleasantly so. And the Bunny was all gone.


Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

I think you missed a trick in not having the strawberry syrup inside the bunny.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

And I think that's a trick I'll just continue missing, thank you.

7:36 AM  

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