Friday, March 24, 2006

Photo Friday: Lo's Spring


Here's the portent I look for to show me spring has arrived in the Northeast.
Because I am Jewish, I never received these delightful items in baskets for free; I saved my allowance and started buying them as soon as CVS, Woolworth's, and the other candy emporiums of my childhood started putting them out on the counter. Since a lot of that childhood was spent in New England, the availability of the Cadbury creme egg usually occurred significantly before the weather actually got warm. Hence: for me, seeing those eggs on the counter will always make my heart lift. Spring is coming! It is, it is!
If it were up to me, I'd put a Cadbury creme egg on the seder plate. Maybe someday I will.

Edit: It is my passionate interest in comparative religion that makes me joke about this tacky replacement. I would only do it in appreciative company. Also, Passover/Pesach is by far my favorite holiday (American or Jewish) and part and parcel of my joyous reaction to Spring & its Cadbury creme egg harbinger.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

You beat me to it. The Creme Egg is my spring meter too. Susan actually bought me a case of them this year because I kept complaining that the ones I got last year were all stale and dried out.

Mmmm they are so fresh and creamy.

marci said...

Damn! You took my idea too!!! I LOVE THOSE! My girl has to monitor me very strictly at the grocery store when those come out!

Kay said...

http://codehammer.org/bbqegg/

sorry, had to share. ;P

Sarah and BB said...

Those are soooooo good!

Yummy!

Lorem ipsum said...

What a beautiful, original idea.

On that note, I should have included a leg of lamb. That's my spring. Or opening day...

Co said...

I love you, Lo, even though I do not share your love for the Cadbury Creme Egg. Too sweet for my blood.

Lo said...

I just want to make clear to everyone that I did not take that photo myself. As Co & I have shared before, we do not own a digital camera. Thusly, we have to be creative about participating in Photo Friday. So while I want all the credit I can get for my idea, the picture was located on a Google Images search (and yes, it's a great one, isn't it??).

J said...

You know....after exploding an egg in my oven one year, and breaking countless numbers the next - I am thinking that the CC Egg is the PERFECT seder plate replacement.

Pesach is my favorite holiday too. Though sometimes I feel like one of the ONLY Jews in my city (although I know there are more out there) it's not like I live in NYC or SF anymore where there are queer/jew populations/temples.

Amanda said...

oooh, i DO love those--although i'm convinced that every cavity i had as a child was probably caused by that very thing. :)