Happy Easter, ya coconuts!
In high school, my friends and I were on a trip and we made this random sign that we brought around with us that said “Happy Easter, ya coconut!” (it was not even close to Easter), and for some reason it has stuck with me. Even now whenever I say “Happy Easter” I want to add “ya coconut!”
Today has been, surprise surprise, another awesome day of eating. Ando and I went to my Dad and stepmother Mona’s house for brunch this morning with my step G-ma, stepbrother Rusty, and his girlfriend Leslie.
My Dad continues to be a fashionista…
We once again arrived to a beautifully set table.
And I once again loaded my plate with an assortment of goodies…
Egg wrap, which I made (I’ll put up the recipe at the end of this post), ham, smoked salmon with cream cheese, a few veggies, puff pastries, sausage, cheese, and meatsticks. There were also bagels, but I skipped those and opted instead for a hot cross bun, which went unpictured.
I have noticed that I have an eating pattern. I will first eat the thing I dislike to get it out of the way (nothing in this case), and then I will rotate around my plate, saving bites of everything, but the very last bite must be of my favourite thing on my plate. It has to be the last taste in my mouth. In this case it was the egg and salsa wrap. I have been saving that for last lately whenever it’s landed on my plate.
Does anyone else do that? Or am I a weirdo?
For dessert I had some vanilla yogurt with strawberries and cantaloupe…
(Isn’t that little dish beautiful?!)
And then I had a second dessert of strawberry kiwi cake and a little Italian cookie.
Both our families have been big on mid-day Easter meals this year, which has meant no turkey! I have thoroughly enjoyed eating breakfast/lunch food though, so it has been A-okay with me.
Sadly, my mom and 17-year-old brother Eric live in BC, so I wasn’t able to see them for Easter this year.
Shmanyways, this was another good little Easter celebration, and we spent the morning and afternoon hanging out and chatting.
My dad has a seriously awesome kitty cat. He is huge and fluffy and snuggly.
I always want to take him home with me when I leave.
We felt bad when we arrived home and saw our own two kitties. We felt like we had cheated on them by snuggling up with another one, so we made sure to give them some love.
(Note, that is not my hairy arm sneaking in from the side. This photo is making Andmo look like a caveman…)
I do love my kitty cats .
Even though the above kitty cat is crazy.
Speaking of cats, my friend Catherine has the best blog about her cat, Kitten. I highly recommend checking it out, click here: www.kittenthecat.org.
And here is a sample of what you’ll find there…
Like I said, highly recommend. www.kittenthecat.org – go there!
Tortilla Orlando At Dawn
As promised, here is the egg wrap recipe. It is seriously so good! It is from Looneyspoons: Low Fat Made Fun! By Janet and Greta Podleski, who also wrote Eat, Shrink And Be Merry, and Crazy Plates. Shout out to Andrew’s sister Sharlene for introducing me to this recipe. It is always a hit with everyone!
(You can click on the above photo to zoom.)
It’s pretty easy, and super delicious! Perfect for brunch and breakfast parties.
I’m off to squeeze in a run before dinner, which will probably be something light because I feel like I have been constantly full since Friday! I am slightly excited to get back to regular eating, I feel pretty _____… (I hate this word, but it starts with a B and rhymes with goated.)
Enjoy your Easter!
Did you have an Easter lunch or dinner with your fam? What did you eat?!