I love planning the flowers for an Easter table.
This year, I ordered Aiden Gray's wire mesh eggs in 3 graduated sizes filled with spring flowers
from my favorite florist, Twigs.
And as a extra delightful surprise, one of my dear friends sent me the gorgeous lavender and chartreuse flower arrangement.
I spotted these beautiful heads of butter lettuce at our local grocery store and I knew they would be a pretty addition to the tablescape.
Just look at this sweet wire egg filled with some of my favorite flowers. The hand dyed silk ribbon adds a romantic element to the Easter arrangement.
Time to pull out the old German rabbit candy containers.
Another sweet treat from Twigs- the new velvet strawberries from Hot Skwash! Could not resist a couple of them for the table.
Handmade flavors for each place setting- made by spray painting a seed starting pot gold and filling with small candies.
The Lindt chocolate carrots get a doily and rhinestone for the holiday table.
I decide to use one of my favorite china plates - gold and turquoise with a chartreuse napkin and blue French opaline glasses.
A decadent chocolate egg from Vosges Chocolate for every place setting.
The table needs a little sparkle, so crystal and gold Bayel Palais stems are added to the mix.
The menu is prepared- with many new recipes this year!
Crab Eggs Benedict
Blueberry Croissant Puff
Baked Potato Casserole
Roasted Rainbow Carrots
Orange Tarragon Sauce
Roasted Spring Asparagus
Pickled Southern Beets
Baked Cinnamon Apples
Blackberry Farm Angel Biscuits
Peach and Blackberry Preserves
Coconut Crème Cake
Meyer Lemon Semifreddo
Fresh Summer Berries
Blueberry Croissant Puff - yummy!
Rainbow carrots with tarragon citrus vinaigrette.
Coconut Poke Cake - so easy and so good! Recipe follows!
Blueberry Croissant Puff
Serves: 10 servings
- 3 large croissants, cut up (about 5 to 5½ cups)
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place croissant pieces in a 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle with blueberries.
- Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add milk, beating well after each addition. Pour evenly over croissant pieces. Let stand 20 minutes.
- Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until set in center and golden brown. You may want to cover it with foil for the last 10 minutes if the tops are getting too browned.
- Serve warm sprinkled with powdered sugar.
- Variation: Instead of baking in a square pan bake individually. Place croissant pieces evenly in 10 (1/2-cup) ramekins; sprinkle with blueberries and pour cream cheese mixture evenly over croissant pieces. Let stand 20 minutes. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until set in center and golden brown.
Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2013/02/blueberry-croissant-puff.html#JyixA1rt0eKF9ojZ.99
Coconut Poke Cake
"White cake soaked in sweet creamy coconut milk and smothered in whipped topping and flaked coconut. A real treat for those with a sweet tooth."
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed
1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped
1 (8 ounce) package flaked coconut
|1.||Prepare and bake white cake mix according to package directions. Remove cake from oven. While still hot, using a utility fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake.|
|2.||Mix cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk together. Pour over the top of the still hot cake. Let cake cool completely then frost with the whipped topping and top with the flaked coconut. Keep cake refrigerated.|