The weather wreaked havoc in our part of town over the weekend. It was confirmed that a tornado touched down very close to us. Granted, it was only an F-0 with 85 MPH winds, but it sure did alot of damage in our area. Trees uprooted, barns blown into toothpicks, roofs blown off and lots and lots of debris. I would hate to live through an F-1 or above! It was reported that over 241 tornadoes touched down over a 3-day span across several states from just this one storm!
Thank goodness that mess on Saturday didn't mess up my Sunday plans. Every year on Palm Sunday, I hold my pre-Easter celebration and egg dying event. Over 6 dozen eggs including blown-out eggs were decorated and painted pretty to symbolize spring and the resurrection of Jesus.
There were cupcakes....
And the most delicious slush punch....
The punch was so delicious and refreshing, I am going to share the recipe with you all right here...right now.
Pineapple-Orange Slush Punch
1-8 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
3 cans of water
1-46 oz. can pineapple juice
2 Cups sugar
3 Cups water
Mix the orange juice concentrate, 3 cans of water and pineapple juice together.
Cook sugar and water for 5 minutes. Let cool.
Add the two mixtures together and freeze in a 5-quart round plastic container.
Thaw slightly before serving (1 hour prior)
Place in punch bowl and add 1 2-liter bottle of gingerale. Garnish with orange slices.
Then there was this bad little egg....he said the party wasn't what it was cracked up to be.
One thing is for sure, I was egg-zosted by the end of the weekend! So what about you, do you have any Easter traditions?