I know this looks like a pregnant Easter bunny but it is actually a treasured family heirloom. In my husband's Italian family, Easter breakfast is a big tradition. All the aunts, uncles and cousins, along with assorted friends and neighbors come for breakfast/brunch. There is always eggs, ham, bacon, rice pie, strata, fruit, egg biscuits, Portuguese sweet egg bread (I know, not Italian, but someone married a Portuguese guy), chocolate eggs, jelly beans ... you get the picture! Lots of good stuff.
About 20 years ago Uncle Jack made this bunny out of plywood and now each family that hosts the breakfast must host the bunny prominently displayed in their front yard. A few years ago we also started having the host family sign and date the back. An heirloom was born!
So if you ever find yourself in southern Rhode Island on Easter Sunday and you spot this bunny, just pop in. No one will question your presence. Just say you're related to Tony or Jack or one of the aunts and fill your plate. Say Hap-py Easter, with emphasis on the Hap, and you'll be all set.
Here's a Bunny Happy Easter to You All!