Sunday, April 12, 2009

Special Sunday Easter Brunch, Spring, Pumpkin Rolls, Hoss's Steak House, Shopping, and Cows.


Spring has SPRUNG in North Central PA,

So will you all join my family this Easter Day?

The Table is set with Mum's best china

But Before the main meal we must sneak a piece of the Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg...

Everyone agrees it is to Die For!!

If you have not had a Real Country ham before,
I feel Sorry for you.
Ham not pumped full of water and crap,
Roasted to perfection with love.

Mum in her kitchen with her beautiful gas stove.......Oh How I wish I had one up in Dutch.

Ernie carving the Perfect Ham.....

Sweet Potatoes and regular potatoes......

Our very own sweet corn that Mum Makes every year and freezes.

Even some nice fresh salad.

And Since Cookie Dough Cheated on Sweet Potato Fries I am having a baked one!!

Now, On to Desserts. Pumpkin Roll...(Recipie and Directions later in the post) Mum uses her own pumpkin which is why it is lighter than you might see when you make it from canned.

Pumpkin Pie, again with her own pumpkin.....

And Apple pie with her own apples, and her award winning pie crust. (If you all are nice (No No 13) I MIGHT post that recipie later)

Of course I had to have all three!!

Noticed this on the way to State College Yesterday. Reminded me of Dutch with the roads blasted out of the hills, just the wrong color.

And Now, Mum's secret Pumpkin Roll Recipie with a photo diary and help from Austin!

Mum Cuts off the uneven ends and those are what we eat once it is all rolled up!

Just a few more shots of Spring in North Central PA.

Even a Robin..........I think in Unalaska he would be Eagle food.................

I FINALLY got to one of my favorite Restaurants yesterday when I went to State College with my sister and Nephew......Hoss's Steak and Sea House.

Hoss's Has one of the Best Bleu Cheese Dressings in the WORLD, With HUGE chunks of Bleu Cheese in every bite. Just look at the piece on my fork!!

Beef tips with gravy and plenty of Mushrooms........

Joann and Austin!!

Some people think of this as just a store..........I prefer the term Heaven.........

Another Day, Another Full trunk.........Glad I brought that extra suitcase inside my main suitcase......

Ernie and Mum's New HUGE tractor.

Ernie with the small tractor taking a bale of hay out to the field.

Earlier giving out ground grain to the cattle. That black cow standing a bit back in the photo is the one that should be having a cow before I leave.

And I will end this day with the CUTEST calves!!

I hope everyone has a Great Easter!!!

CB

18 comments:

MaryC said...

CB
Thank you for sharing your Easter with us! It all looked yummy! You are too kind to share all this! Have a Happy Easter and wonderful vacation!

MC

Reading said...

Now I am so hungry looking at all that food...your mom fixes ham just like my mom used to...the food at Hoss's looks great...the calves are just too cute...enjoy your remaining time at home, I know you are cherishing it and the time with your family........Happy Easter, my friend...

Kirstin said...

You were so close to me yesterday! Only about .5 mile away. I live in downtown State College. What a small world!!

purrduedvm said...

Thanks so much for sharing the coveted recipe with us!! It looks sooo yummy. I'm hungry again now..gee, thanks :)
I guess a Macy's is a big deal when you haven't been around one in a while huh?
Sometimes it's the "little" things...

mamawas said...

how nice of you to create a Sunday Brunch for your blog faithful.

I love cooking on a gas stove to, great temperature control.

America has many great places doesn't it?
Donna

Mystic said...

What an amazing Easter dinner! Your mum really did a lovely job. I hope you guys cleaned the dishes for her...
Thank you for your calls hon; I am fine, just in need of some rest.
HUGS!
Mystic

Kim said...

OMG I think next year Im going to sneak on over to your mums house for Easter dinner. Although my pork roast was very good. Your mums ham looked divine. Hope youre having a great time...it sure looks like you are. I think I prefer this Sunday Brunch though.

Akutan's April Dawn said...

HAPPY EASTER CB!!!!

Hope you had an awesome day!

Much luv to ya!!
~April Dawn~

PS. Dante and Roscoe send their little kisses!

Debating the ferry trip on the 18th... if I can bring both my little babies we might go to hang out with you for the day! Plus it's the weekend before my 26th bday (my bday is the 20th!) I'll keep you posted!!

Margrita said...

CB what a wonderful Delicious looking Easter Dinner you had. Love the spring pictures. Glad you are having a great vacation.

Frieda said...

AHHH, Easter like mine used to be before the Grans sold the farm! There is nothing better than home grown, home cured, and just plain home. Enjoy the rest of your time and don't forget to take extra cash for the overweight luggage charges. Love ya!

MsGiantsFan said...

Thanks for sharing CB, looks great (does mom know her "secret" recipe is no longer secret? My neice is in State College, junior now, she loves it out there.

Elizabeth Douglas said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Easter CB and your mom appears to be a very talented cook! Thanks for sharing your wonderful holiday with us. :)

Alena! said...

Hey! Looks like you are having a great trip. You were right about my trip *wink wink* its been fabulous here. Can't wait till we are all home so we can go out for drinks and compare vacay notes. stay safe!

gbbarb said...

#14 - Happy Easter CB - see I gave you a present

Helen said...

Lucky YOU to have such a wonderful family! The food looked amazing... such a great family you have!

RockintheRaritan said...

Country ham... yep, we had that growing up....nothing quite like it.... and the PA ladies do have a way with baked goods...My mother in law hails from Benton,PA, and lemme tell ya, she can do some amazing things with pastries...

cookie dough said...

Wow...that all looks delicious! I went to a Macy's, once when my daughter was 2...it's just not a good thing for me to go to "real" stores. Safer to order online, not as many impulse buys, I get too excited!!
PA is soooo different than Unalaska. It's fun to see and I can't figure out why you are OK here! :) Some of us don't know what we're missing we've always lived on isolated islands in the middle of nowhere.....

disanml said...

that apple pie looks awesome. Oh please can i get the recipe from you. I am willing to trade.