Easter is traditionally a time spent celebrating New Life, the beauty of spring and enjoying the gift of family and friends. For us, it is about all those things, but mostly, we focus on the eating part. Here is why we now weigh 6,000 pounds:
A hazelnut latte at Starbucks on Saturday morning…mmmmmmm, Starbucks!
Of course, egg salad sami’s on toasted whole wheat bread for lunch (we had an early Easter Egg hunt),
Leftover red chili Saturday night so I could focus on baking, baking, and baking for the Next Day,
and now, I give you:
This was a huge group effort, all The Husband’s Family – 18 of us under one roof!
Honey Baked Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes with Corn and Carrots (Mixed in! So good!), Mixed Greens and Herbs Salad with homemade Multigrain Croutons (by yours truly!), Homemade Sweet Dinner Rolls from GiGi (our grandmother), Green Beans with Almonds, and theeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn….
Strawberry and Kiwi Trifle
Cookies and Cream balls
and what I had so much fun making:
Clotilde’s Melt in Your Mouth Chocolate Cake:
(sorry for the blurriness! the crowd was elbowing me in the stomach to get to this one, and I had to take the flipping picture already and get out of the way or die trying, so this was the best I could do…)
Pound Cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries mixed with orange zest and a light confectioners sugar glaze, (no pic, sorry…)
Hope your Easter Weekend was filled with fun, friendship, family, and
FOOD. Really, really good FOOD.