And this is what we had for Easter breakfast...
In case you are wondering, those are beignets, a french donut very popular in New Orleans and served at the famous Cafe du Monde. I found a box of mix in the pantry that was at least a couple of years old, but it had never been opened. They weren't as good as the ones at Cafe du Monde, but they were passable for the real thing. And they made a nice treat with my Community Coffee, also a popular Louisiana product.
After breakfast, Neal trudged over to Herm and Eileen's in the snow, in his robe, to borrow their pressure cooker. We have recently discovered how easy it is to cook dry beans in a pressure cooker - a must for this altitude. Our Easter lunch will be homemade spicy pinto bean chili and cheese quesadillas - not your typical Easter meal, but perfect comfort food for a snowy day.
I've waited for 10 days to see what kind of responses I would get to my Pay It Forward post. I had hoped for more participation, but two people did respond - Shauna from Trying to Stay Calm and my friend Joe from Beavon Blog. While I'm not sure Joe totally understood the rules, I'm sending him a goodie bag anyway. Joe and Shauna, I'll be heading to the post office this week.
A great big thanks to Penny from Back to Basic Living where I learned of the Pay It Forward challenge. Penny's gifts arrived this week and they are awesome...homemade cucumber melon soap and lotion and a package of country soup mix. Thanks, Penny!
And to all of you -wherever you are, whomever you are with, may your day be blessed and full of joy.