Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Whatever! As a kid I loved the egg dying, candy baskets, and of course the egg hunts! For schedule purposes my family got together last night, and we had a great time 🙂 Let’s start at the beginning of Saturday…
Getting out of bed was hard! So tired! But I made coffee, played with Lily, and ate a bowl of my fave granola with a banana in it.
I was totally thinking that pilates would suck since I hadn’t been there in so long, but it went really well 🙂 Yay!
Afterward I visited Costco for a few staples (birdseed, olives, coffee…ya know ;)). There were tons of great buys, including Bear Naked Granola, Maranatha Almond Butter, and many more that I raced by.
I was formulating my lunch in my head as I shopped and drove, and I was pleased with the end result 🙂 : Egg white scramble with olives, green bell pepp, Italian herbs, tiny bit of garlic, and avocado on top; toasted bread butt with Smart Balance Light; carrot sticks.
Chris’ lunch was a bit different, and involved frying up a mess of bacon :0 Somehow I didn’t feel the urge to eat any of it, so I didn’t!
We got all gussied up for dinner and headed off to work (work is close to my grandmother’s house, where dinner was), busted out a few less than stellar hours of the shiz, and headed to G-Ma’s.
There were 9 of us for an early Easter Feast, and everything was great 🙂 Ryan, Merrill, and Beaudin came in from Seattle (brother, sis-in-law, and their pupparoo) and I was really happy to see them and catch up. Lily enjoyed playing with Beau, too 🙂 Check out Beau in his bunny ears!
The evening started with a soft cheese of some sort on rice crackers, champagne, and red wine. Moving into dinner we had a pork roast with raspberry chipotle sauce; roasted green beans, red pepp, parsnips, and onions; roasted potatoes and carrots; homemade applesauce; and a fruit salad with apples, oranges, pineapple, dried cherries, stawberries (I think?). Everything was so fresh, delicious, and light, and I was perfectly satisfied afterward.
But what is a great meal without a great dessert?? My dad loves Lee Farms‘ pies, and they are always a hit at our dinners. Lee Farms is closed until May 1, and I’m not sure if they offer shipping of their frozen pies, but you must check them out if you like pies. We had strawberry rhubarb pie with vanilla bean ice cream…heaven on a plate 🙂
Lily and Beau had a little wrestling session, which was rather hard to photograph, but quite entertaining to watch!
Later on once we were at home, I ate four marshmallows before bed 😐 They just call my name–so bad!
I developed a headache that is still nagging this morning, and I didn’t go to yoga. The new weight workouts I did totally kicked my ass, and I’m sore all over, too. Although I feel quite broken this morning I’m in a good mood nonetheless.
Well, off I go to do my taxes. Oh, the joy of taxes… Remember to get yours done!
Random note: have you seen the SoyJoy commerical with the candy fighting the soybeans?? So cute! It just came on TV and totally made me laugh.