I bought myself some flowers and reflected there is so much beauty EVERYWHERE even when there are days in this world that no one seems to care.
It is a glorious day even though the sun is not making a guest appearance in my part of Florida today.
Today I will celebrate Easter the Polish way.I will prepare Pierogi,Kielbasi,beet soup and a box of Polish pastries I found it in town by a miracle.
I miss my mother’s touch in so many ways. She would shape the butter into a Easter bunny with cloves as eyes.I will miss those beautifully stained hard boiled eggs and fresh from the bakery oven Polish bread.When I was younger she would fill the basket of food for me to take to church and have the priest BLESS the food before my sisters and my twin would devour it all on Easter Sunday. I miss the mass in the Polish language and the pretty hymns. But I have beautiful memories to enjoy all day.
Happy Spring! ENJOY a new season in your life.
*Did you know why you see Pussy Willows along with the Easter lily at stores around Easter? They are a Polish, Russian and United Kingdom tradition.Also, I never knew this but the pretty Narcissus flower symbolizes spring and rebirth.It is a traditional Easter flower in Northern Italy and France.It was originally the Easter flower by Ancient Greeks.
Like Christmas Easter is a beautiful time too. Spring is in full bloom and color is all around us. I love to create Easter/Spring baskets for my husband and family.They don’t have to cost much money and the process can be so much fun.If you are looking for something fun and unique for the lady or teen in your life’s basket why not give them a pair of bunny ears from the Dollar Tree and these lashes from http://www.carlashes.com
“WOW” them this Easter with these in that someone specials Easter basket. You know I love to share about beauty,food,travel and life.I couldn’t resist telling you about the PINK lashes FOR THE CAR by Turbo Styles Carlashes.
Nothing says I love you like these lashes you don’t paint on your eyes but place on your car. Paint the town pink and make yourself happy too!
Good Friday, Holy Saturday are sad days and I was filled with memories of my Polish Easter as a child and teen. My mom would not allow us to watch TV, listen to the radio nor enjoy any sweets during the 40 days and 40 nights of lent. But when Holy Saturday came…she would put together the most amazing and beautiful Easter food to bring to the church the day before Easter. She and my babci (grandmother in Polish) would mold softened butter into the shape of bunny rabbits and add fresh cloves for the eyes.She’d dye the eggs and prepare ham with cloves and sprinkled in brown sugar. She’d go to the Polish bakery for fresh rye bread and pick the prettiest and most delicious pastries. It was so beautiful to watch. She and my twin would go to the church with all of these treasures and have the priest bless our food for Easter.
I miss my mom,babci, family,Polish church, Polish school and the Polish immigrants who I would later teach and prepare with Religious classes for them to receive their first holy communion.
I loved this life that shaped me into the woman I am today.I’ve brought the same traditions and share them with my Southern husband. He gets a kick out of me being Polish and Chinese! And so do I. I hope you had a beauty filled Easter.
Memories and delicious food and culture that will always be with me and in my heart forever. How about you?