Yum. Brunch! We don't usually put much energy into breakfast foods at home; it's all about cereal in our house. But it is so much fun to make aebleskiver now and then, and to make the table look cute. I bought an antique aebleskiver pan a few months ago, and this was only the second time I've used it. I started early because I thought I might need some practice (you turn the little dumpling-like thingies in quarter turns, using a knitting needle). But it all went perfectly. Besides the aebleskiver, we had baked scrambled eggs and some sausage. I had never tried baking scrambled eggs before, but I just read about it in a magazine and thought I'd try it. Basically, you prepare just like scrambled eggs, with milk, salt, pepper, a little melted butter, but then instead of cooking it in a skillet, you put it in a casserole and bake in the over at 325, for about 30-35 minutes; I added parmesan to the top at about 25 minutes. They were good! And it keeps the stove top clear if you're doing other things, like flipping aebleskiver with a knitting needle.
Anyway, yum. Oh, and there was chocolate too. Look at this gigantic Italian egg from my mom! (What about Weight Watchers???)
Cute Easter basket:
And monkey butt powder. No, really. Monkey butt powder:
After brunch we went to the Portland Art Museum to see the exhibit "The Dancer." It's a collection of work by Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and an artist I had never heard of called Forain, who also did a lot of drawings of the Paris ballet in the late 1800s. This very famous sculpture was there:
It was a lovely day, followed -- as all lovely days are -- by a nap. Have you heard the Spanish proverb, "How lovely to do nothing and then rest afterwards!" Yeah.