12 Apr2009

Happy Easter!

by Marketman


Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate this holiday! It seems a bit frivolous to do an Easter post with photos of a bowl of pastel colored, foil wrapped chocolates, but I don’t have a good example/photo of Christ’s resurrection ascension back to heaven, despite the many santos and other religious icons handed down to us from generations past, so chocolates will have to do. In addition to the religious significance of the holiday, in our home, with a young child around, Easter also meant all of the fluff of the season… colored eggs, more eggs, and more eggs, flowers, bunnies, chocolates, marshmallows, cookies, baskets, bonnets, dresses, hunts, etc. But it’s different this year, the Kid is now the Teen, she is fast asleep late morning hoping she will grow some more, and when she wakes, she’ll have this bowl filled with Easter chocolates…


Thank goodness we had some time to pass by a grocery in New Hampshire last week, as I LOVE holiday chocolates and almost always have a bowl put out of Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter chocolates… and these were a huge bargain at $2 per pack. If there were more kids around the house I would have snuck in several chocolate bunnies as well!


So whether you are at mass, at an Easter Egg Hunt, or cleaning out the cage of that silly Easter bunny the mall was giving away several years ago and whom the Kid took home, and who has been a faithful pet for over 5 years, well beyond its expected lifespan, Marketman, family and crew wish you all a wonderful Easter! We are having a ham today rather than spring lamb, how about you?



  1. bearhug0127 says:

    Happy Easter to you MM and and the family and to all MM faithful readers and food bloggers. My family and I are to Talisay in Sta Rita, Agat for the annual Easter Subday brunch and easter egg hunting. Happy Easter to all!!

    Apr 12, 2009 | 9:34 am


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  3. bearhug0127 says:

    Sorry.. should read ” my family and I are going to…We’ll enjoy the beach later too. On Guam all the lovely beaaches are just a stone’s throw away from one’s residence.

    Apr 12, 2009 | 9:36 am

  4. ThePseudoshrink says:

    Happy Easter, Mr MM!
    About the bunny, over 5 years? Aaaargh, that long?! I think I need to find a good recipe. Hehehe.

    Apr 12, 2009 | 9:53 am

  5. Ging says:

    What a coincidence. We are having ham too :-)

    Apr 12, 2009 | 10:05 am

  6. Eileen says:

    Happy Easter MM! We just had an Easter Egg Hunt with our little boy a while ago.

    Apr 12, 2009 | 10:21 am

  7. Doc Harry says:

    Happy Easter! Which reminds me, I should buy some chocolate bunnies for my nephew! =)

    Apr 12, 2009 | 10:32 am

  8. michelle o says:

    Happy Easter MM!

    Apr 12, 2009 | 10:36 am

  9. Candygirl says:

    Happy Easter!

    Apr 12, 2009 | 10:47 am

  10. joey says:

    Happy Easter to all of you! :) We are having cocido (it’s also my mom’s birthday) :)

    Apr 12, 2009 | 10:55 am

  11. Mari says:

    Happy Easter to all! We are having BBQ butterflied Leg of Lamb… it’s a tradition on my husband’s family to serve leg of lamb on Easter…

    Apr 12, 2009 | 11:00 am

  12. zena says:

    The bowl of chocolates looks so pretty. We are having beef tenderloin steak and salad. Lamb, yummy. =) So should it be happy passover? =)

    Apr 12, 2009 | 11:25 am

  13. witsandnuts says:

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

    Apr 12, 2009 | 11:58 am

  14. bebot says:

    happy easter to everyone…hmm…ham, brown sugar, crushed pineapple for easter yummm

    Apr 12, 2009 | 12:43 pm

  15. k. ramos says:

    MM, we also spent our Holy Week in the south. We were in Tagaytay and we sampled some of the most delicious fish in the world: tawilis and maliputo. Have you ever been to Tootsie’s? Their food is so wonderful. Anyway, Happy Easter to all!

    Apr 12, 2009 | 4:34 pm

  16. smiles4angels says:

    happy Easter! :P

    Apr 12, 2009 | 6:28 pm

  17. Artisan Chocolatier says:


    Apr 12, 2009 | 6:32 pm

  18. Ging says:

    Happy Easter! I chopped up some leftover ham from lunch and it’s in the lentil soup for dinner :-)

    Apr 12, 2009 | 6:58 pm

  19. edee says:

    happy easter to all!

    Apr 12, 2009 | 7:36 pm

  20. natie says:

    Happy Easter to you and your loved ones, MM!! we are going out today…the cook rests.

    Apr 12, 2009 | 9:58 pm

  21. kate says:

    happy easter MM and family! btw, did you notice that you got a total of 666 votes in your latest post? :D

    Apr 12, 2009 | 10:08 pm

  22. maricar says:

    happy easter MM, Mrs. MM & the teen…..wow, yummy chocolates for easter!!! we had buffet this lunch at the subic bay yacht club….OMG!!!!! on our way home there was a really long line of cars eager to go back to manila…..thank goodness we were going at the opposite direction

    Apr 12, 2009 | 10:31 pm

  23. marilen rodriguez says:

    Happy Easter to one and all! This is just such a great gathering of savvy and wonderful, fun spirited and generous souls!

    Apr 13, 2009 | 12:08 am

  24. thelma says:

    happy easter to everyone! our family went to a champagne brunch. almost all the food that i enjoy was there…

    Apr 13, 2009 | 5:01 am

  25. betty q. says:

    Happy Easter to everyone! Just like Natie, the cook had a day off! Hubby took everyone out for brunch….though if I had tawilis and maliputo like K. Ramos, I would have been a happy camper , nonetheless!

    Apr 13, 2009 | 6:33 am

  26. linda says:

    Happy Easter to MM and family and all MM fans!

    We went to a humungous Easter egg hunt (200,000 eggs we were told)at a big park and hundreds of kids and the young at heart all had a great time. We had an organic rack of lamb and lots of roasted vegies and a choc pannacota for our easter dinner.
    After dinner,we went to see a Ray An Fuentes gospel concert which was uplifting and enlightening and basically it was quite an enjoyable Easter Sunday.

    Apr 13, 2009 | 9:36 am

  27. Fred Lopez says:

    Happy Easter to everyone!

    – no traditions for us except Salubong Mass. however serving lamb sounds good.

    Apr 13, 2009 | 12:58 pm

  28. millet says:

    too hot to cook, so we all went to an easter buffet, for a change.

    Apr 13, 2009 | 3:26 pm

  29. risa says:

    Hi MM,

    I just want to rant that we went to an Easter event organized by a hotel for my 4 year old’s first Easter. There was no Easter egg hunt! What is that?! Just some uber commercialized product sampling event with snaking lines for kids salon and face painting. Parang generic birthday party.

    I should have just made the eggs and invited the neighborhood kids.

    Apr 13, 2009 | 5:19 pm

  30. patty says:

    MM, you probably meant Resurrection which Christians celebrate on Easter Sunday. Ascension is 40 days after Easter.

    Apr 13, 2009 | 10:08 pm

  31. shalimar says:

    well was working. But I will celebrate the Greek Easter next week.

    Apr 14, 2009 | 4:58 am

  32. navyGOLF says:

    HAPPY EASTER MM & Family and to all loyal blogmates!!! The family had dinner over at John and Yoko at GB5, food was great and so was the service. Japanese fusion was well created especially their thin crust mango and chicken teriyaki pizza.

    Apr 14, 2009 | 5:07 am

  33. isi says:

    woohoo!happy easter!

    Apr 14, 2009 | 7:06 am

  34. Marketman says:

    patty, you are ABSOLUTELY correct. Resurrection and not Ascension. Just shows how little I know about the critical events. Thank you for pointing that out.

    Apr 14, 2009 | 8:40 am

  35. marissewalangkaparis says:

    Ooooowww the chocolates look so inviting!! Prepared Chicken Curry with all the side-condiments (in crystal mini bowls): grilled eggplant,sliced boiled eggs,raisins,chopped nuts,fried onion rings,and mango chutney. We also had tilapia wrapped in pechay with coco milk. We had watermelon shake with this. Simple- but my in-laws who came over loved it!! Not the usual ham or lamb…but proved interesting to my visitors. Happy Easter everyone!!

    Apr 14, 2009 | 9:38 am

  36. Mari says:


    yes we had lamb… but my husband’s family is Greek, and it has been their tradition to have lamb during Easter.

    Apr 14, 2009 | 10:30 am

  37. Marketman says:

    Zena, I think Italians and others from the mediterranean area also traditionally have spring lamb for Easter… it makes sense as that was the season that the lamb were born… nice and tender and flavorful before they become mutton a year later.

    Apr 14, 2009 | 10:41 am

  38. dragon says:

    Happy Easter to everyone!

    Learned something here over the Easter weekend: Australia’s got a shortage of white eggs! The reason being (daw) is they have replaced the white egg laying hens with brown layers (as they are more prolific), to the point that all of a sudden, no white eggs. So come Easter (Greek & Christian), there are hardly any real white eggs to be painted….

    Apr 14, 2009 | 11:09 am

  39. diday says:

    Kisses… I miss it; we don’t have them in my neck of the woods. It was too hot to hide chocolates in my mother’s garden for the Easter hunt. The kids were mustered and were handed bags full of chocolates. My 6 year old daughter was very upset.

    Apr 14, 2009 | 2:57 pm


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