When my grand-bunnies show up for our family Easter dinner they are ready for a hoppin' good time! That part never changes. But other things do. Last year's outdoor scavenger hunt, for example, won't work with snow still on the ground. And this time Christy wants to host the family, sponsoring an inside egg hunt for all of the little cousins. Each of us will contribute a few things. One of mine will be a Bunny Munch Basket for each child. These were born of the impatience kids have for sitting at the dinner table with adults, waiting for the real fun to begin. A simply made edible basket filled with appetizer fruit or veggies, attended by a folded paper napkin, might be all we need to get something healthy inside of our little sugar-bunnies!
I made the basket from a Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Sheet tube. Cut the dough to a square 2" larger than the diameter of a 6 ounce individual ramekin (or similar oven proof baker). Roll the dough to measure 3" larger than the diameter.
This cup is 3.5" across and the completed dough is 6.5" square. Use kitchen shears to round all 4 corners. Invert the cup on a foil covered baking sheet, then coat it generously with cooking spray. Drape the dough gently over the cup so it falls like a tablecloth. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove the bread from the cup, turn it right side up, and bake for another 4 minutes so the inside browns lightly.
When cooled, fill basket with a Romaine lettuce bed topped with berries, pear slices, cantaloupe flowers, baby carrot sticks, yellow grape tomatoes, cucumber chunks, etc.
Nestle a bunny folded from a white paper cocktail napkin following directions at
And for the "big kids" I'm planning a game based on a treasure trove of 50 really, really cute Easter jokes compiled by my grandma blogger friend, Lisa, at Grandma's Briefs. I'm going to print out all of them, cutting the questions from the answers. Each contestant will get a scramble of a dozen jokes and answers. The first one to match all of them correctly will win a nice little prize. And it just occurred to me that maybe we could celebrate April Fool's Day a little early if one person got a set of jokes with no answers that matched! Hmm...wonder who my "victim" could be? And should I let everyone else in on that joke ahead of time....the 51st one of the day? Need to give this idea some serious thought!
Hoppy Easter every-bunny!