Members who have been members here for a while have seen in the past a posting or two of our Cousins' Day. It consists of several parts--The welcoming tart and coffee/tea. Then chatting and something more lunch-like to eat. Then the activity and finally a meal to send us on our way. This year the activity was to make Easter Snacks. Here you can see a pic of some of the things the bride and I made on that day: I made the little chicks there in the middle of the pick. Actually, I can't decide if they look like chicks hatching out of an egg or penguins. Anyway, here's how they were made: 1-- Take four hard-boiled eggs and cut the bottoms off so the egg will stand upright. I made the bottom out of the thicker end of the egg. 2-- Very carefully remove the yolk. I had to pierce it and break it up into small pieces to get it out a tiny bit at the time. Set this aside, as it will be used to make the devilled paste filling of choice. 3-- Cut wheels of carrots (small carrots). Then cut them into the shape of little feet. Set the triangles of carrot cut from in-between the toes They will be used to make bills. 4-- Slice a black olive in half and take a straw and pierce the olibe. The little bit inside the straw you can just press back out. These will be the eyes. 5-- Stuff the paste back into the hollow egg and pile it up well above the end of the egg. Punch the eyes in, place the bill, dab the paprika powder on the cheeks and finally replace the cap and set it onto the waiting feet. That's it. They were almost too pretty to eat, but we managed. The bride made some sort of spinach roll (over to the right) and spanacopita's as well as stuffed toms. I also made little thin omelette's stuffed with all manner of goodies and a plug of mon chou in the top. What a fun day it was. Next year it is our turn to organize the 'do'.