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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Easy Famil Meal Plan Week 16


    Here we are with another week's menu.  The next month or two are going to be super busy around here.  I know this time of year gets busy for a lot of people, so I don't feel alone.  But work is going to be extra busy, plus we have a lot of parties to plan and execute at home.  Hopefully I survive with my mind and body intact! ;-)  My brain is turning mushy just thinking about it, so we'll skip to the menu!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dirt Pudding for Earth Day or Any Day


     Tomorrow is Earth Day! Hooray!  I have worked in the environmental industry in one way or another for almost a dozen years. (Uff! How did that happen?!)  So I feel like I have a little bit to say on the matter.  But I tend to shy away from political matters here on the blog.  To be honest, I am not sure how taking care of the one earth that we have is political.  But then I suppose everything is anymore.  So I will tread lightly and stick to the basics.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Individual Turkish Yogurt Cakes


    It's the twentieth of the month again and you know what that means... cake!  As always, there were some really delicious looking choices.  The photography in this book is beautiful.  But with Easter and all of the normal activities, I just felt like I needed to do something a bit more simple.  This Turkish Yogurt Cake really fit the bill.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball Carrots


     A couple of years ago I made a Havarti Cheese Ball in the shape of a carrot for our Easter Eggstravaganza.  It won't over so well.  That recipe is a winner anyway.  I was hooked on it the first time our friend Ro made it for us and of course I had to get the recipe.  I have made it a few times since and it is always so good.  Of course it is even more fun when it is shaped like a carrot!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Deviled Ham and Egg Salad #EasterLeftovers


    Whew! We survived the weekend.  I don't know about you, but ours was packed to the gills with fun and food.  I am still feeling fun, tired and the fridge is fuller than full.  Somehow the leftovers seem to take more room than the groceries they were made from!  So it is time to get to work on eating them up.  While just heating up a plate of leftovers is always a great option, one of my favorite things to do is rework them into something new.  I couldn't decide what to make first, a ham salad or egg salad.  So I decided to make both!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 15


    Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you don't mind I am a day late.  Yesterday was our Eggstravaganza and it was a blast, but my hands were a bit full getting ready for it.  At the last minute I decided to make rolls rather than buy them.  So I made two batches of Di's Potato Rolls and a giant batch of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.  They didn't turn out nearly as pretty as I would have liked, but a good number of them disappeared so I'll call it a win.  Each year there are a few more kids to participate in our egg hunt. This year we had three one year olds join the mix and next year we'll have another plus another baby! It is sooo much fun.  Then we had little man's best friend's birthday party in the evening.  It was a good excuse to leave the house as it was for a minute and not get too wrapped up in cleaning.  The kids had so much fun and her bunny themed party was cute as can be! Now we are all pooped and I don't foresee moving more than we have to today!  Good thing the week's menu is planned out, so now we can eat up some leftovers and veg for a bit!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Egg Blondies #EasterRecipes


     Each year I fall a little bit more in love with Easter food.  The pretty pastels, the fun bunny shapes and all of the eggs.  When I was a kid, MiMi always loved the Mini Cadbury Eggs.  I always thought they were ok, but they weren't my favorites.  As time goes on I look forward to them more and more each year.  There is just something about them that is so tasty and the fact that they aren't available year round probably doesn't hurt anything either.