I made H and myself baskets--his, filled with chocolate, including an elegant, gold-foil wrapped bunny; I used shredded, pale green crinkle paper for "grass" (I forgot to start packs of grass seed a few weeks ago; I usually use real grass in my baskets--wouldn't it be fun to make cat grass ones, and fill with cat treats for kitty? Non-wheat-gluten ones, not from Menu Foods...;-))
Mine, since I'm a diabetic, has sugar-free candies, , candles, bath salts, and a glass "setting hen" type bunny dish.
H wants us to restrain ourselves, and save our baskets for below:
I'm now making one for Dad-In-Law, who'll be down to visit next weekend. H bought a very nice double-handled brown basket; I filled with crinkle grass, some paperback books Dad wanted, lots of chocolate, foil-wrapped chocolate coins (bought on sale after Xmas--still good!), and (we hope to find a) white chocolate bunny. I'll wrap his in clear cellophane, and tie with a somewhat manly bow (not sure how I can make "manly" bows!). Since I'm dying eggs now, H tells me to make more, as they will keep a week (yuck), since Dad loves hard-boiled egg sandwiches. (I hate hard-boiled eggs!). The eggs will be the dinner centerpiece for us 2 tonight--I cascade faux ivy vines down the sides of a cake pedestal, put the pastel eggs on top, as if in a nest, and have purple, lavender, white and pink flowers tucked in, with white feather doves. I sometimes display the pysanky I used to make--but won't, with the little monkeys around here (they were just into the dyed eggs as I was writing this!). I'm making ham, basted with hard cider and brown sugar, mashed potatoes, fresh asparagus, baby carrots, and biscuits for dinner, with a dessert of lemon yogurt & whipped cream tarts (low-sugar yogurt), topped with fresh raspberries. Now if I could just get of the Cat forum, and get started!
I love to use those faux chocolate bunnies that have been popular for the past few years--problem is, hubby keeps thinking they are real, even though I've told him...and I've found that it's hard for me to curb my chocolate cravings when they're around--they look so real!
I loved seeing everyone's baskets--they are so pretty!