Thou shall not eat....too much!

In my country, Easter is generally associated with an excessive gluttony of traditional foods. There are a few people who actually give a hoot about the whole spiritual enlightenment, but the general tendency is to kill lambs, fry them, grill them, stuff them and eat them in huge quantities until a trip to the Emergency Room is desperately required. About a week before Easter the supermarkets get extremely crowded, people usually buy anything in large quantities, as if they'd prepare themselves for the End of the World and not the Resurrection of Christ. I've never understood this frantic chase that empties the pockets and stuffs all the compartments of the fridge with too much food.

 I must confess I love preparing the traditional Easter bun and the Easter cheese cake but mostly because the smell of fresh cinnamon reminds me of my mom and of childhood and how careless and peaceful everything used to be back then.

I haven't cooked much, and that is the ultimate shame here for a woman.    Unless you prepare 5 courses and 3 types of cake, you can't call yourself a housewife. I suppose that's one of the reasons why I hate the idea of being somebody's wife.



It's extremely sad how much, the meaning of Easter, has been altered along the years. It's painfully sad that most of us forgot that, it's not about food and bunnies, but about the most astonishing man that has ever lived, names Jesus, who died and then the third day he rose again...and the whole world changed forever.


19 comments:

Petro Neagu said...

Everything looks so delicious. You are a very good cook. Happy Easter!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Petronela:
Oh how we identify with so many of the statements which you make here. The joy of Easter [and Christmas in our view]can be overshadowed with excessive commercialism and over eating. And, at Easter, perhaps above all other festivals in the Church, this is a time to concentrate on the essentials of Life, simplicity of faith and, yes, the belief that Jesus died to save us all.

Petro Neagu said...

Most of your remarks are sadly right, Easter it's not what it used to be, at least since I was a child a lot has changed and food plays a big role now.
But this year I've noticed some things might never change, luckily, like religiousness of our people, our country. Thank God, there are still plenty of people that keep their faith in Jesus alive and intact. That, I hope, it will never be diminished.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

5 courses and 3 cakes? That is a whole lot of cooking to do...and not something I'm up for. Mine would be, at most, 2 dishes for just 2 people. Cake? That would warrant a trip to the cake shop. :)
I do agree that many religious celebrations have become too commercialized, and have lost it's true meaning. Sad, really.

Robert Bourne said...

it is sad when the point of something gets lost along the way..

ps.. being able to cook is not something that has a bearing on being a good wife ,lover or partner....

Janet Gardner said...

Happy Easter, I agree that all the meaning behind Easter has been lost, like with Christmas. For the most part, holidays have become a commercial, money making ideal. Your food looks delicious and why over bake if you don't need to!
Hugs to you,
Janet :)

Petro Neagu said...

Hi,

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Catherine said...

It is true. Easter seems to be about candy and Christmas about presents. As long as we remind each other about the true meaning of these days Jesus will be remembered.
Blessings my dearest, Catherine xoxo

Grace said...

Why would you WANT to call yourself a housewife??? Labels are for pickle jars...

Sissym said...

Dear friend, about food here in Brazil is the same thing.

However, religious people continue to take right words to all places on the true reason that date. What I'm proud of this enchanted virtual world is the commitment of bloggers to disseminate important issues for the entire public.

Kisses

Botanist said...

We don't see that kind of consumption at Easter here, but everything you said applies tenfold at Christmas. I'm not a believer, but the extravagance and forgetfulness of the real reason for these holidays still makes me sick.

love2type said...

happy belated easter.. i dont understand as well how people celebrate by eating so much as if there's no tomorrow.. :(

Carver said...

The food all looks so delicious and yes so many days with religious significance often become about feasting and other activities.

Lora R. Rivera said...

I'm with you on this all the way: "I suppose that's one of the reasons why I hate the idea of being somebody's wife." Wow. I'm kind of speaking from the place I stumbled upon in my life right now, but what is WITH all the pressure to be a housewife?? I don't want to be somebody's wife ever again.

Your food looks amazing. I can almost spell it wafting off the screen :)

Gayle Haynes said...

I loved it. You have to remember what we are celebrating.

Shaharoh said...

Yum! Can I come over for dinner? You are quite the chef! Like I mentioned before, you are definitely defining the term "wife" in your own way. I didn't learn how to really cook until last year, ha ha! But I could whip up some snacks. Chef Unikorna;)

About Easter, I don't really celebrate the holiday - as I am agnostic but I have a profound respect for Jesus and those who are devout followers of whatever faith they choose. When I do celebrate a holiday, I feel an immense appreciation for the people around me who without them, I would not be able to function. Gifts are great but "time" is the most precious gift we can share with one another.

^_^ wReY and R0bbY said...

I definitely agree, it lost the real meaning of Easter.

yummy cakes though! ヅ


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Regards! ヅ

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