Happy Easter to all of our bloggers and readers that are celebrating today. The fluffy interloper came last night and left an array of goodies for the four kids. He was forced to work a bit later by two separate questionnaires from Madie and Aidan.

Our kids are “double-dippers” — getting both Passover and Easter.

We are preparing for our annual Easter Egg hunt when we invite all of the neighborhood kids for a massive search for hundreds of eggs. We are hoping the rain passes through by the time of the hunt.  We have 300 eggs to hide this year.

I will be making our traditional mustard-herb coated lamb tonight with a favorite Cabernet. We have to do two legs for the guests and Leslie and the kids have made a bunny cake.

Happy Easter to everyone — now hop to it and eat more chocolate!

Jonathan Turley

32 thoughts on “HAPPY EASTER!!!”

  1. Believe or not, Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Passover, Happy Sunday. Pick and choose which one makes you feel the best ((*_*))
    (and yes OS.)

  2. After they (kids) hit a certain age and find out that the bunny thing is a lie, do they then question the story of the Christ guy on the cross and rose from the dead to go to heaven, or do they start being doubters?

  3. You’re telling me all about Easter at your house without inviting me. You, sir, are a meanie! I adore lamb especially with a good Cabernet. When you roast a lamb, you have to leave a little pink in the middle. Growing up, every Sunday we would have some kind of roasted delectable: lamb, duck, prime rib, you name it. I had no idea then how lucky I was.

    Well I’ll show you! I wish you, your family and all of your friends a wonderful occasion. I know you’ll miss your sweet Molly but her gentle spirit is still with you. 😉

  4. Who knew a good hearted Easter post could turn political. Geez. Buono Pasqua, frankm.

  5. bettykath,

    If you’re out there, this is for you. This is a savory version of butternut squash I am making for the feed today. It’s delicious.

    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
    Yield: 8 Servings


    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
    2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes
    1 cup shredded carrots
    1 teaspoon each minced fresh oregano, basil and parsley or 1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil and parsley flakes (made it both ways but I thought the dried had a more robust result)
    1 teaspoon salt, optional
    1/4 teaspoon pepper (preferably white, but black will do)


    In a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. In a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray, combine the squash, tomatoes, carrots and seasonings. Stir in the onion mixture.
    Cover and bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until squash is tender. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

  6. Mr. Turley, I love the way you always speak of the menu, I know your Italian mom has a lot to do w/ that. Happy Easter to you and all Christians, Passover to all Jews, and Spring for all others. But let us not forget the religion of baseball..it’s opening day, Rangers v Astros. This is the first AL game for the Astros, being re-aligned this winter.

  7. Elaine,
    I have not seen that documentary. I do remember seeing Eisenhower make that speech in a movie newsreel. It was also on the radio. It stuck in my mind because it rang true, and I believed him. And it came true.

  8. OS,
    You are spot one. Bring them all home and take care of them all when they get home.

  9. What times dinner…. Happy eternal spring equinox celebrations to all as well….. Symbolism….

  10. The Turley Family sure seems to know how to celebrate holidays. By combining holidays you get the delights of Brisket, Kugel, Roast Leg of Lamb and who knows what other gastronomical goodies.

    Happy and Peaceful Easter to all of our celebrants here and a wish for many more such holidays in all of our futures.

  11. I am here from Remulak and have a duty to report back to my planet some of the “ways” of America and this world. The Easter Thing is confusing. Is it not a religious holiday of Christians to honor the fallen hero Christ who was killed by some Italians and put on a cross in order to kill him, not put on a cross after being beheaded like the Muslims do? It is confusing that in honoring the fallen hero the flock then indulges in the aspect of the juvenile stage rabbit whom they dub “Easter Bunny”. The rabbit is purported to deliver Easter Eggs in the middle of the night into securely locked homes owned by humanoids of the “Faith” and leave those eggs brigthly colored in baskets for the children.

    One conclusion is that the adults perpetuate a myth about the mythical rabbit in order to get the early morning atention of their rather dumb offspring so as to hold their attention later in the day at a religious gathering where the more serious aspect of this Christ fellow being murdered by hanging him on a cross and then he rises from the dead and goes up to some place (not Remulak) in the sky called Heaven to live on the clouds with Angels and give guidance and sustenance spiritually to the flock below.

    What I dont understand is what part of the story do the adults believe? They call themselves “Believers” and claim to “have Faith”. Someone out there clue me in on this and explain why the children would be told such a lie and why adults would go off on the Christ on the cross thing. I have to report back and inquiring minds want to know. I spoke with a dog about this subject and he said it had to do with two other animals called “cock” and “bull” but he would not elaborate.

  12. Happy Easter to those of you who observe, Happy Sunday to those of you who don’t.

    Dinner sounds delicious, Prof. I’m making a ham, but maybe I’ll do lamb next year.

    And what OS said.

  13. Sitting here having my Cajun coffee, imported all the way from south Louisiana. Too lazy this morning to make beignets.

    Lot of thoughts this Easter morning, but then, there always are. There are some who will not be arising this morning. No other parent should spend Easter morning with their kid this way. I took this photo last year.


    No sister should have to spend Easter with her older brother this way:


    It is time to bring them home. All of them. Now. It is time. It is past time.

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