We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's lunch chez our daughter, as her in-laws all flying out later in the afternoon. Will be a combo of Polish and Canadian foods. All to bring something; the daughter whose extremely busy season it is (tax season - she being a tax accountant) has been told to bring wine. Other daughter and family will bring desert. Grandbrats will no doubt have a great time together.
From what I can gather, it's bigos and ham and veggies and salad. Everyone at church for early service - I'm a server - and then a celebration.
Easter dinner will be a ham, a turkey and bountiful side dishes at my new beau's farm three miles from here. Happy cousins, grownup kids and mud (corn gets planted in a few weeks and the soil has been readied) will be in plentiful supply.
The only time we can get the whole brood together is for brunch (we have many musicians in the family, and Easter services are numerous). Our menu will be Baked ham with Jezebel Sauce, several types of quiche, Deviled eggs, tossed spring greens with pralines and Gorgonzola and, to mix metaphors a bit, haroseth as a garnish for the ham. In addition, but popular request, I will offer up Filipino style grilled pork belly.
Later, when the picky ones are gone, I will skewer a butterflied leg of lamb with fresh rosemary and grill it briefly over high heat. That, with a few tiny potatoes, will complete the feast. A blessed Easter to all.