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Hoppity, Mirtha’s On Her Way!"
Grab a bunny and my egg decorating kit! Put on your hat,
but make sure the bees are ON your bonnet, not in it. It’s
time to celebrate Easter in Mirtha’s own egg-stravagant style!
about putting together a lovely Easter basket for someone
special? You can start with a medium size basket,
(instructions for weaving a lovely one are in my magazine, Vol.
10, Issue 3, pg. 56). If you don’t want to make your
own, I "suppose" you could purchase a suitable one.
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step is to line the basket with Easter grass. Take a shank
of raffia (your color choice), and cut it into suitable
the cheaper version is to wait for your first lawn cutting of
the spring and use the clippings in your basket.
the plastic or cellophane grass only as a last resort, but it
will not be gracious! Under no circumstances are you to
use any sort of "wacky grass" as then you will have
the parents fighting with the kids over the basket!
knows how to dye an Easter egg so I won’t bore you with
that. Simply purchase my Mirtha Stuwort egg-painting kit
and get on with it.
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how about an Easter egg hunt? All the guests are required
to dress like bunny rabbits. Not playboy bunnies mind you!
and/or your assistants can hide the goodies beforehand with a
grand prize going to the bunny that finds the most
prize? A years subscription to Mirtha Stuwort Lives magazine –
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holidays just wouldn't be the same without a lovely Easter
Bonnet! Naturally, you should weave your own, but if you
have to, purchase one from a quality milliner. Apply silk
flowers and ribbons with your handy dandy Mirtha Stuwort brand
children, skip the store-bought candy bunnies and ducks, and
present them with lovely rainboots or raincoats, instead!
For your favorite gardener, substitute the Belgian chocolates
with a good quality hand trowel, fork or dibble, or one of those
excellent ratcheting hand pruners.
what Easter would be complete without some home-made
chocolates? This next recipe is only for people who are
related to a dentist or who are anorexic. This will give
you a definite sugar high. Not recommended for extremely
Mirtha’s Easy Easter
Time 15 min - Ingredients:
bag chocolate chips (Chipits)
can sweetened condensed milk
¼ - 1 ½ Cups Icing Sugar
½ tsp. Vanilla
medium-low heat, melt bag of chocolate chips. (Try
different flavors of chocolate chips such as peanut butter or
chocolate mint to get another flavor). Add the can of
condensed milk and blend well. Add vanilla and salt.
Remove from heat. Stir in icing sugar. (If it is
sifted through a strainer, you will not get any white lumps in
your fudge). Mix well. Pour into a square-baking
dish lined with waxed paper or parchment paper. Put in
refrigerator to cool. Cut into small squares. Wrap one or
two up in some clear or colored food wrap and tie with a small
scrap of a nice pastel ribbon. Add all of your Easter goodies to
your basket: the dyed eggs, the found eggs, the yummy
fudge. Top the basket with a lovely ribbon bow and there