Easter breakfast for my husband's family--siblings who are in town and any of their children present--was in our house today. My husband has 6 siblings alive, 5 of whom live in this town. So any family event turns into a party. Today there were 14 of us for breakfast. Since Lent is observed by many--meat and fish is given up for Lent. Some give up eggs and/or sweets, and drinkers usually give up alcohol. So everybody is waiting to eat meat for breakfast. A must is our rice bread--appams--and a chicken stew made with coconut milk etc. and a sort of devilled egg dish. Without those two items, it would not be Easter. The rest is up to the hostess! So I decided to make a mix of bacon, sausage, chicken livers and baby potatoes. It was a big hit. I came across a very interesting cake--a rum-cola cake, with cocoa added. So I made that too as there were no young children this time, the youngest being 17. The cake is soaked in a rum & cola syrup. Very boozy. At the end of breakfast everyone was in a state of torpor with food and the unbearable heat and humidity at this time of the year. I am still a little groggy I think.
Happy Easter to all.