Happy Monday, everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter - we sure did and I'm sad to see the holiday weekend go. Derek and I hosted Easter Eve dinner for the second year in a row and we had the most delicious (and filling) brunch yesterday. It was great seeing family and friends to celebrate. The spring like weather made the weekend extra sweet.
For Easter Eve we had a leisurely cocktail hour complete with plenty of wine, our favorite feta dip, a cheese plate, caramelized onion pastries and crab balls. All very delicious and we were even able to spend some time socializing on the deck too.
I didn't think Stella would go for the bunny ears but luckily she didn't flinch and we got to get some cute photos in.
After some time to let the appetizers settle, it was time for the main event - honey baked ham, brown sugar roasted pineapple, broccoli salad, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and caesar salad. Mom helped out big time so I only had to do the potatoes - in the crockpot, pineapple and salad. There was hardly room for dessert (we have plenty of chocolate covered strawberries to enjoy this week) but a cookie platter (with my favorite holiday pretzels and thumbprint cookies), chocolate covered strawberries (some homemade, some store bought) and cream egg trifle cups were lightly snacked on.
You're never too old for dyeing Easter eggs, right?! Davey and I have been doing it literally every year (I think) since we were little. Hard boiled eggs are one of my favorite snacks so they definitely get used around here.
I'm glad I scooped up the bunny ears in the Target $1 section, but I'm not so sure that Nash was.
Our little lady got her Easter basket before we took off for a great church service yesterday morning.
We all met up at my parent's house after church to get Easter baskets and such (my favorite) before heading off to a local brunch with the most amazing food. I walked out completely stuffed and had to nap it off once we got home! A huge salad bar with an assortment of salads and antipasto, mushroom soup, all the breakfast fixings and cinnamon roll french toast, a pasta station, carving station - the lamb was my favorite, flounder and salmon scampi, the traditional side dishes and an amazing dessert bar with a bananas foster station.
Have a good week! Cheers! xx