this Easter was all about the bacon weave... oh, and family... but mostly, the bacon weave.

On Saturday night, Mini said, "Mommy, are you going to be the Easter Bunny, or is it Daddy? If it's Daddy, you need to tell him to hide the eggs tonight, okay?"

And so started our family's 2009 Easter Festivities!

Easter is so much fun here. Simple and relaxed -- and FUN. Not like the nightmare of my youth, when Easter Celebration consisted of Sunday Mass when I was threatened into playing the organ for the choir (my parents were members) and shook with terror every time I had to play. {shudder}

Easter LootLook at my awesome kids with their loot, post-hunt! A total of 14 plastic eggs filled with candy were strewn all over the livingroom, diningroom, and foyer. So, yeah, 7 each. AND they got an extra chocolate bunny each. I know! LUCKY!!!

I still felt sick from my illness of last week, but I had to do dinner, right?! (Pestilence to all who usurp my position in my kitchen!!!) Nothing elaborate: ham, pineapple sauce, steamed broccoli, smashed potatoes, and home-made fries.

Bacon Weave Ham Before CookingNow, I (with my daughter's help) did something new, something different to the 2kg ham Roomie and Mini brought home that I'd never done before: drape a bacon weave over it.

Bacon Weave Ham After CookingYes, I am BRILLIANT!!! Mini was the one who stuck the cloves in the bacon. I then basted it with the pineapple-juice/brown-sugar/7UP mixture I marinated it in during baking.

In 3 short hours, our wonderful dinner looked like this...

Easter Dinner
The gluttons of my family -- okay, all of us -- had 2 dinners. Yeah, *2 dinners*. We watched the Futurama Movie, Bender's Game, in between. Then the kids and Roomie had ice cream for dessert.
We are enjoying leftovers today. :)

Hope you all had a great Easter!


  1. I sure would've been a happy camper at your house - looks delicious! Now that Easter has come and gone it's time for me to switch of the seasonal decor yet again!

  2. That looks sooooo incredible! Seriously, I can almost smell the bacon through the computer screen...

    Hope you had a fabulous Easter with your beautifully sweet family!

  3. Did you start with a Toupe type ham?

  4. You put sugar, pineapple juice, and 7-up on top of ham? Do any of the chefs in your family have a sweet tooth, or what? :-) At least you're putting your Trailer Park Boys cookbook to good use!

    I'm sure a bacon weave can go with most things. It's the right shape to cover waffles, or you can make a square pizza to hold it!

  5. I still can't get over the bacon weave from the last time. This one's a work of art!

  6. Agree with Su. That ham is truly a work of art!

  7. That bacon weave? I am transfixed. My kids are little bacon freaks! They would love that.

  8. @Kari:
    I love your new decor! :)

    @Jen Hill:
    Thanks, Jen! The house smelled like bacon for the next 2 days. lol And thanks so much for the stumble! :)

    Yup, a toupe ham. I don't buy toupe... but that's what the hubby brought home. Made bacon-ing much easier. :)

    It's a recipe passed down though my mom. It's a really nice glaze.

    @Su + @musing:
    Thanks! :)

    I highly recommend it! If you want to do just the bacon weave, 400F for 15-20 minutes. If you want to do the weave on ham, just email me, and I'll give you my recipe. :)

  9. Oh martha... what a beautiful bacon weave!

  10. Beacon weave is delicious lol :)