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Apr. 11th, 2011 | 03:09 pm

So what does a typical Easter basket contain? For some reason that was one tradition we never really did at my house, and my only exposure to the candy- and fake grass- filled treats is from the comics on Easter Sunday. (Every year, Bill Amend did a joke strip about Paige sucking down her chocolate Easter bunny.)

We celebrated Easter with dyeing eggs, and hunting them, and Osterlam feasts, and many, many services (I went to four services for like 6 Easters in a row, including sunrise services), but not Easter baskets. This is part of the reason I've never had Peeps. gilesleary tells me they're gross, though. Anyway, this year I'm gonna make myself one, because I apparently missed my childhood the first time around.

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affablestranger

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from: affablestranger
date: Apr. 11th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Peeps are nasty. They're just nasty. Nasty. Nasty.

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 11th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Okay, but I've never had them!

gilesleary brought me a twinky and I got a snowball the other day ... they were ... interesting.

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from: ninepointfivemm
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
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I like them, but I love really sugar-y things. I can only eat a couple at a time.

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Ashley

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from: a_neonta
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
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Mostly candy, I think. Chocolate and Jelly beans. I am partial to Cadbury Eggs. Maybe some random cheapie toys like pencils or finger puppets.

This isn't traditional, but my Nana used to put a bathing suit into my easter basket every year, back when I was growing fast enough to need a new one every season.

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from: ninepointfivemm
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
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My Easter basket contained: A small stuffed bunny, a hollow chocolate bunny (Why my mom keeps getting me solid bunnies when I prefer hollow is beyond me), Jelly Belly jelly beans (Though Starburst is a much cheaper but still delicious second), peeps, and lots of chocolate.

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asakiyume

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from: asakiyume
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
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Jelly beans and candy-covered malt-and-chocolate eggs, chocolate eggs, chocolate Easter bunnies, and sometimes sugar eggs that you can look into and see a little scene. Oh, and peeps.

You should make one up for gilesleary too.

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
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Of course! His might be just beer, though.

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beraht

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from: beraht
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
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To me, Peeps are further proof that God does not exist or, if he does, that he hates us and wants us to suffer. Those things are terrible.

Easter necessities are pastel candies, stuffed bunnies, chocolate bunnies, and jelly beans.

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Gehayi

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from: gehayi
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
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My Easter baskets generally contained:

Jelly beans;
Solid chocolate mini-eggs;
2 to 3 medium-sized caramel-filled eggs from Cadbury;
A medium-sized chocolate bunny (maybe about six inches high);
and, sitting beside the basket, a 10-inch-high, 16-ounce milk chocolate (or dark chocolate) rabbit.

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from: mijonick
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

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from: miripanda
date: Apr. 12th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Ooooh easter baskets are the only part my family did well when I was little, besides the dyeing of eggs. Step 1, basket. Step 2, plastic grass. Step 3, some kind of bunny themed stuffed animal. chicks are also acceptable. Step 4, plastic eggs to be filled with any of your choice of the following: Sweetarts shaped like chicks, ducks and bunnies, robin's eggs (whoppers), little chocolate eggs, sprees,, etc. Step 5, chocolate things. I'm partial to chocolate-covered marshmellow bunnies, cadbury eggs, almond joys, and the occasional solid chocolate rabbit but usually that chocolate doesn't actually taste good.

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 13th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
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chicks are also acceptable

That's like my life's motto.

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 13th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
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Ever put peeps in the microwave?

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A Quirky Undead Chick

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from: ardys_the_ghoul
date: Apr. 16th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
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WHAT?! No Easter baskets in a Christian household?! Surely that must be a crime!

I'm not a fan of Peeps, although I have heard that they are best after being heated in the microwave, because the sugary coating melts together and becomes a kind of crunchy shell. Peeps are my mom's favorite thing, but she's allergic to chocolate, so I can't really blame her.

At my house, Easter baskets were about fifty percent useless plastic grass, thirty percent jelly beans, ten percent various choclately goodness (Reese's eggs, malted milk balls, and the all-powerful Cadbury eggs), five percent chocolate bunny, and five percent non-candy inedible gift usually of the stuffed animal variety.

An Easter word of wisdom I learned from my mother--if you are going to dye and hide real eggs, make sure you count them first so you know when you've found them all. Mostly we used the plastic eggs, generally filled with M&Ms or sometimes spare change (!), but we did use a few real ones. I don't think I need to tell you the consequences of not finding all the real eggs.

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 16th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
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We hid them outside. The dog would eat them actually.

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A Quirky Undead Chick

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from: ardys_the_ghoul
date: Apr. 17th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
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Our yard was just three acres of grass. The hiding possibilities were much greater inside.

I don't think even Bailey-dog would eat spoiled eggs, although he used to eat much nastier stuff than that.

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 18th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
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Well, they weren't spoiled when the dog ate them. They were fresh.

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