Thursday, April 9, 2009
Flashback and Foodie Friday ~Easter Traditions
For this weeks Flashback we have a little Easter fun from last year. There is an Easter game common to south Louisiana that is played after the Easter egg hunt is over and all of the boiled eggs have been collected. I think it might have been invented to encourage people to crack their pretty eggs instead of admiring them in their baskets.
The game goes like this. Each person picks an egg they think will be the toughest. Then you walk around challenging people to egg pocking (or knocking as it is called in some areas). One person holds their egg with the pointy end up and the other person holds theirs with the pointy end down.
The person with the egg pointing down hits the egg pointing up and tries to crack it.
Whichever egg remains uncracked is the winner of that round and that person goes to challenge another person and so on and so on until only one egg is standing! Presenting last year's winner....I WILL win this year...
Some towns even have egg pocking contests on Sunday morning! Here's an article to read about one such event. They call it knocking..but somewhere in the article it talks about some areas calling it pocking. They think maybe pock came from Pacques..or easter in French.
Easter Dinner last year was traditional and classic. I even used my Mom's pastel square plates that I smuggled out of the house at some point. There were 4 - pink, green, blue and yellow. The green one has long since bit the dust, but I try to protect the other 3. I think they must be from the 50s but I'm not sure. I'll have to ask my Mom. I think we also had green been casserole but it hadn't made it onto the plate when I snapped this shot. Easter dinner this year will be more of the same!
And it wouldn't be flashback Friday if I didn't also through in a garden flashback! The day after Easter last year I went for a drive to a local bulb farm and snapped these shots. Maybe I will make that a tradition!
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Today is also Foodie Friday over at Designs by Gollum. She hosts a virtual potluck every Friday. Go check out what every one else brought! Foodie Friday