Jeff and I have enjoyed the new Mormon Messages YouTube channel, and Jeff saw this morning that Elder Holland's Conference talk has been turned into an Easter message. It is a wonderful video. So, please enjoy this Easter message.
Jason (Jeff's brother) and his wife, Amy, came over for Easter dinner today. Jeff and I provided the ham, mashed potatoes, and pasta egg salad. We turned our cute Easter eggs from the blog post before into a salad. Haha. I have never had pasta and hard boiled eggs in the same salad before, but it was actually really, really good. We found the recipe on some Australian cooking website. I wonder if it's common there. We didn't actually use the recipe, because we didn't have all the ingredients and don't know what one of them is, but we were encouraged that pasta and hard boiled egg salad existed, so we made the sauce part it had and just added peas. Yum!
Another first for us was the mashed potatoes. We've made them from scratch with real potatoes and with the flakes, but we've never used Potato Pearls before. We did today, and I was amazed. They taste great (I think), and they're so fast! They seem like an excellent food storage item to have. You only have to add hot water. I wonder how nutritional they are, and if they are a good idea for food storage. I guess it might be hard to have hot water in a real disaster, but if it's just poverty or a lost job that I'm using my food storage for, I'll still have means to get hot water, I assume.
Jason and Amy provided corn and two absolutely amazing pies. I had to take pictures.
Jason and Amy
And their amazing pies: strawberry and apple.