Nearly every year I attempt a rainbow egg. I was really pleased with this one.
This turned into lots of egg salad the next day. Yum.
When I was in Philadelphia with Vivien and Natalya, we discussed Easter traditions from our childhoods. Easter is big celebration in Natalya's Russian Orthodox family. I couldn't come up with many "traditions" from my childhood. Of course, there was egg dying and hunting and a basket filled with goodies (usually a Raggedy Ann book). I suppose those are traditions, but they aren't really unique. Which is fine, of course. I didn't grow up anywhere near extended family, so it was usually just the four of us and -- for some reason -- that makes it seem more like a normal day and a holiday. It's a bit the same for us now, just me and Jeff and the kids. I do remember my mom making hot crossed buns at Easter so I decided to make some for my family. Don't they look good?
Another thing I remember from my childhood is a butter lamb that someone in our church gave us every year. I think I've seen butter lambs in the grocery store in the past, but I didn't see any this year. Maybe I try that as a new tradition next year rather than the hot crossed buns. Because, really... how can you go wrong with butter?