Southern Sunday Favorite

Submitted by Christi



Join Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday favorites and Charlotte and Ginger at Blogger Spirit for Spiritual Sunday and enjoy your Sunday!

Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.”

This post was originally published on April 6th:


Early this year, I wrote a post about my 2009 predictions. One of them was that with the economic down-turn, people would get back to basics. This week is a good opportunity to do just that by enjoying the beauty of Easter.

Just this past weekend, our city held an Easter egg hunt in the park. The kids had a great time and it was free. We enjoyed a Palm Sunday service and remembered how we celebrated this occasion when we were kids and we were reminded of the significance of this week in the life of the church and in our own lives individually. This is the week that led to our Savior’s death and resurrection on Easter Sunday. How blessed we are.

I hope all of you will join me in getting back to basics during this Holy week and that we will all receive the wonderful blessings of eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Here is a link that I found for how to make a cross out of a palm leaf. My husband told me how they did this when he was growing up.

Today’s Lagniappe: How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Just in time for decorating for Easter

  1. Place eggs in single layer in saucepan.
  2. Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
  3. Cover pot with lid and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat and let stand.
  5. Large soft-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 1 to 4 minutes, depending on your tastes.
  6. Large hard-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 15 to 17 minutes.
  7. When cooked to desired level, drain off hot water.
  8. Immediately cover with cold water and add a few ice cubes.
  9. Soft-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until cool enough to handle. Serve.
  10. Hard-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until completely cooled. Use as needed.


  1. Never boil eggs. It makes them rubbery.
  2. Use older eggs. Fresh ones won’t peel properly.
  3. To keep eggs from cracking while cooking (before placing in water), pierce large end with a needle, which will also make them easier to peel.

13 Responses to “Southern Sunday Favorite”

  1. Darnold23 Says:

    Great post. Thanks for the gentle reminder.

  2. KBeau Says:

    Let’s hope that we’re all staying on task and continue getting back to basics.

  3. Ginger Says:

    Back to basic! I pray that this will include God in the mix.
    Thank-you for sharing this post today.

  4. Mary Says:

    You know, Christi, as much as I’m concerned about what our country is experiencing right now, I do have to say that it has had its good points…like saving more, staying home with family more, realizing that the best things in life are free. Our God takes those things that were meant to harm us, and turns them into good…praise His Holy Name! Great post…thanks so much!

    Many blessings,

  5. Lynn Guinn Says:

    Who knew there was a recipe for boiling eggs!
    No wait.
    For cooking eggs in their shells. No boiling.

  6. Clif Says:

    Yes, we all would do well to get back tot he basics. Thanks for posting. I also learned some things about cooking eggs.

  7. Chari Says:

    Hi Christi…

    What a sweet post to share with us for Sunday Favorites, my friend! Loved the photo of the Easter egg hunt…just precious! I do believe that we’ve come to a time where many are having to reacess a certain way of life! I agree with what Mary had to say…we are certainly living in difficult and uncertain times but I think we can glean some very important “back to the basics” principles! I am thankful that I know the Lord and that He takes such good care of me!!! I’m thankful that we serve a risen Savior…He lives and because He lives…I live!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this post with us today…some great food for thought, my friend!!!

    Have a super Sunday!

  8. Charlotte Says:

    How delightful to bring us back to Easter and back to basics. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us today.

  9. Debbie Says:

    WOW…this was a good reminder and a great post. I “thought” I knew how to boil eggs, but now I am anxious to try all these good tips. Have a great week in Him. Blessings to you, Debbie

  10. Eileen Says:

    Americans have once again confounded the naysayers and Big Government. We don’t fall apart during financial crisis, we don’t panic during a pandemic, we pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, scale back, roll up our sleeves and get down to business!
    We can ‘do without’ because there is something that means more to us than those intellectual minds will ever understand. Faith, Family, Friends.
    All the best,

  11. Denise Says:

    Such a good post.

  12. Regina Says:

    Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing.

    A blessed day.

  13. Sandi Says:

    Back to basics; I love it! And thanks for the tips on boiling eggs. I love to learn something new every day.


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