Monday, April 9, 2012

weekend review: Easter weekend

 Figure 1. Easter dinner (Saturday night - made by mom and I): asparagus with balsamic browned butter, tomatoes Provencal (my boyfriend's mom's recipe), honey-baked ham, mom's broccoli casserole, perfect potatoes au gratin, mom's corn casserole, and a Sister Schubert's homemade yeast roll


Figure 3. Sunday night's dinner: pasta with sun-dried tomato pesto and feta cheese with roasted broccoli. And easy, fast, and delicious vegetarian dinner, which was perfect after a long weekend of cooking.

29 comments:

  1. Oh goodness... what great eats you have here, as usual girl :) The brownies looks pretty awesome, as does your Saturday Easter meal, very traditional and tasty!

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    1. easter was great as always! i definitely went back for seconds on most things and thirds on that lovely corn casserole!

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  2. everything looks so delicious!! cooking with the family is always a good time, I love how everyone had something to contribute to that meal. I'm a big fan of the pasta too - that's what we had on Sunday! my favorite!

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    1. yes, i agree cooking with family is the best! that was the first time i made this pasta and it was a huge hit with the boyfriend (although he added crumbled bacon in his!)

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  3. Cadbury cream egg brownies--WHAT!!! That's awesome.

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    1. haha i had the same thought when i picked them out to make. but, sadly - i was a little disappointed in the final brownie. too sweet and a bit of a weird texture. that key lime pie on the other hand - was.to.die.for.

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  4. Ooh, feta on your pasta? Never thought to try that, but it looks delicious!

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    1. you never thought of feta on your pasta? girl....where you been, it is fabulous. :)

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  5. Yuuuummm. My family missed out on an Easter feast because we were in transit, but I am living vicariously through yours. Asparagus with browned butter? Holy moly.

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    1. yeah the asparagus was really great - and from cooking light. i will repeat this for sure even on a regular weekend. and yes - looks like you have been doing a lot of travelling! i ate enough for both of us i'm sure!

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  6. Cream egg brownies?! Holy moly. Looks like a weekend filled with deliciousness!

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    1. haha that it was. the best kind of weekend is one full of good food and family. hands. down.

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  7. I was totally eyeing that asparagus recipe for our Easter dinner, but decided there was already too much butter. Was it awesome? Should I have made it?

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    1. Katie, it was pretty fantastic. and not really all the buttery (although there was butter - not that much per asparagus). it was super easy though too - so certainly an option for you to make on a non-holiday night.

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  8. wow the egg brownies, I sure want one of those!

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    1. haha! aren't cadbury eggs the best?

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  9. Cadbury Creme Egg brownies??? Wowww! Sounds decadent - and I'm not even sure how you'd do it?? Love to hear! That pasta sounds amazing though! Love me some sundried tomatoes :)

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    1. check out the link anna. they were actually quite some work and i think we all preferred the key lime pie (which was really really easy).

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  10. Everything looks great! Cadbury cream egg brownies sound dangerous and delicious, all at the same time!

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    1. thanks, jessica! can't get enough cadbury eggs - that's for sure!

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  11. Such yummy eats! I hope you had an awesome Easter weekend! :)

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  12. Yum! Everything looks delicious. I love that pasta recipe. I'm definitely gonna try it out! Hope you had a happy Easter :)

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    1. yeah it is really easy and really really delicious. and you would appreciate this - my boyfriend really loved the pasta, but added crumbled bacon to his. sounds right down your alley!

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  13. Oh wow. The white chocolate key lime pie looks heavanly. And so does your potato gratin - that is possibly my favourite food ever.

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    1. the pie was heavenly! and super easy :)

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  14. A yummy filled Easter weekend :)

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  15. Great blog! All your beautiful food pictures are making me hungry...and I love that you throw in some style posts!

    Emily
    http://a-devine-life.blogspot.com/

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