No Easter Dinner

No Easter Dinner

But Made A Delicious Easter Cake

Easter morning starting out with hubby and I watching the beautiful sunrise.  We then watched Easter Mass at the Vatican with the Pope, another glorious sight.  I had made a cake the day before and I made brownies before I but the ham in the oven. But that was as far as I go, we had no Easter dinner.

I made a very easy Easter cake.  It was just a package cake mix but I took out about a cup of batter before spreading the rest in a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake pan.



I then divided the cup of batter in half and added blue food color to half and pink to the other.  I then swirled that on top of the white batter.  After if cooled I frosted it with fluffy meringue frosting, topped with coconut colored with green food coloring to look like grass.



I added pink bunny Peeps around the edge and blue chicken Peeps and jelly beans on top. It was delicious!

As I prepared the potatoes for the oven, I was checking the ham when I got light-headed. I thought maybe the heat from the oven hit me the wrong way so I splashed some water on my face.  But that didn’t do the trick so I went to sit down.  I told hubby I was dizzy and next thing I know, I had passed out.  When I came to, hubby had a cold cloth on my head and asked me how I was.  It was the strangest feeling, I could hear him talking, but I couldn’t answer. I was answering in my mind but no words were coming out.  I had no pain but it felt like my head was being blown up with a tire pump, so full of pressure.  By now hubby was scared since both my arms were numb and my hands were pins and needles. He gave me an aspirin and hauled me off to the emergency room.  Once there, they took me immediately to a room and did an EKG, took my vitals and drew blood.  My blood pressure had spiked to 297 and they were worried about a heart attack or stoke. Off I went to get a brain CT and chest xray.  I had a similar episode like this back in 2000, but it was even more scary.  This is a blog I wrote about that experience and Visiting With The Angels

All tests and scans came back normal, it was even determined I had a brain and a heart!  LOL (Okay I always have to add a bit of humor)  I was hooked up to an IV with fluids and finally started to relax.  I received my instructions which included taking Monday off from work.  As my hubby was wheeling me out to the lobby, I noticed our friends at the sign-up counter.  I was worried when I saw them, thinking they had an emergency also.  I asked what they were doing there and they said when they heard I was at the ER, they came up to see if we needed anything. Now it’s one thing to have friends call or come up to see if they can help, but it was Easter Sunday and they had dinner and other plans of their own.


These are the same friends that mentioned to their church about our granddaughter’s tumor last year and presented us with a beautiful prayer quilt for Alexandra, made by the church. My friends are true angels on earth and are so kind and caring to everyone.

By the time hubby and I returned home, I was sleepy from the meds that I received at the ER to relax and went to sleep early.  The delicious ham dinner will have to wait for another day.

So how was your Sunday?



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16 Discussion to this post

  1. Paul Taubman says:

    Oh My Goodness! I hope you are doing better today, Martha!

    My Easter weekend was nowhere near as eventful, but I did nothing. I slept. In fact, I went to bed on Friday night, and with the exception of a short 20-minute stint, I slept all day Saturday until when I woke up at 7 pm!

    I am getting back to be myself, but this cold really knocked me out. Of course, it is nothing like you experienced, and I hope you are doing better!

  2. Alex says:

    WOW, why did no one text me? 😭 glad you’re okay tho <3

  3. How scary, Martha! I’m glad you are okay now. Enjoy your belated Easter dinner! Your cake looks so cute and delicious.

  4. Tasha says:

    Wow – this fainting incident sounds incredibly scary. Definitely make sure to follow up with your primary care physician just to be on the safe side! LOVE LOVE LOVE the cake…sorry you had a bit of a scary Easter. Hope you’re on the mend.

  5. Martha, That sounds so frightening! I’m glad you’re feeling better and were able to go home. I hope you’ve had your Easter dinner by now! I had a lovely Easter day with my sister. We went to church for a congregation breakfast, then worship service, then a quiet afternoon at home. Much less exciting than your Sunday, but I think I’ll take mine over yours. I hope you never have another one of those episodes.

  6. Jenn Worrell says:

    Wow! So scary! Glad you’re okay, though! Love your cake, and glad you have such a great support system!!

  7. Joy Bonczek says:

    What a scary experience for you all! There are probably other ways to introduce a bit of drama into your day! … Love and prayers! Cousin Joy

  8. Martha says:

    Well you know me, need to have excitement in our lives Joy! I did what Rich and the doc said, took Monday off from work and today I didn’t over-do. I’ll try to hold the drama down for a bit! Thanks for the prayers, love right back to you.

  9. Martha says:

    Thanks Jenn, I nearly gave my dear hubby heart failure. The cake was delicious and we had our Easter dinner today! Thanks for visiting!

  10. Martha says:

    Our Sunday started out quiet and my sister was going to stop down in the afternoon. I hope she doesn’t think I planned this because I didn’t want to see her. LOL I remember when I was young, some of the congregation got together on Easter, each making a breakfast item. Everyone would drive to the different homes and sample what the others had made. My mom would always make monkey bread and that was always a big hit. Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories of the past.

  11. Martha says:

    Thanks Tasha, just so happens hubby and I both have our 6 month checkups with our primary doctor on Thursday. I love baking but usually just make a cake and hardly ever frost it. It was fun making this one and it was soooo delicious! Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Martha says:

    Thanks Leslie, I’m doing much better and dinner was delicious even though a bit late. The cake was delicious! Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Martha says:

    Sounds like you really needed your rest Paul! Some people think just a simple cold is no major problem but they can wear a body down. Glad you too are feeling better. We postponed Easter dinner but I did get to have a piece of the cake I made!

  14. Martha says:

    Whooops, forgot you check my blog. LOL Didn’t want to worry you, just about gave pop a heart attack. I’m back to normal (if that is possible LOL) and even though are dinner was a day late, it was delicious. The cake was super yummy!! See you soon! <3 U

  15. bushra says:

    hope you are feeling better now. and the cake pics looks yummy
    Interesting post, enjoyed a lot
    Thanks for sharing
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  16. Martha says:

    Thanks Bushra, I am feeling much better but talking it easy. Don’t want to give my hubby a heart attack if I pass our again. LOL Your blog on smoking is excellent advice!

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