Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Day

We spent Easter day at my parent's house in Pennsylvania yesterday. We usually have a large group of people since my extended family is large, but this year some people did their own thing leaving a smaller group to celebrate together! I helped my mom get ready for the day, but all of the decorations and menu items were here idea...she's so creative.

My family has a tradition of finding Easter baskets Easter morning. And although my sister and I are now 23 and 27, we still have them! This year however, my mom put a spin on things and made our dogs find out baskets for us. We all looked pretty ridiculous running around the house with 5 dogs barking and running!

Could they all be any cuter? Just wait until Jeff and I have 2 dogs too ;) One day...

Before family arrived, we had some time to take a few family pictures outside.

The Bryant's above (with a little baby on the way) and the Jensen's below.

I see a little baby bump!

For the meal we had pork tenderloin with a red lentil sauce, ham (of course), cauliflower casserole, green beans and sliced almonds and homemade mac n' cheese! I helped make the cauliflower casserole.

Cook up a pound of bacon. In the same pan, saute the cauliflower for about 10 minutes. Place in a pan and crush up the bacon on top. Then, add about a 1/2 pound of shredded swiss cheese.

Mix it up then add some fat-free half and half cream. Just enough to cover the bottom half of the pan.

Bake for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Then, have some dessert! We had fruit skewers that my sister brought and gluten-free chocolate cake with vanilla icing.

Strawberries, melon, pineapple and grapes.

My mom bought this cake stand for me for my bridal shower-I love it and it matched the cake perfectly.

After our bellies were full, we started hiding the eggs so my little cousins could have an Easter egg hunt. They had so much fun and each got so many eggs!

And they're off...

Happy Easter from my family to yours!

We're finally back to "real" life. Home from vacation and the holiday and unpacking-UGH my least favorite thing to do! What is the first thing you do when you get home from a trip? Jeff and I always go right to sleep and save unpacking for the next morning or day. I'm off to finish organizing, cleaning, working out and grocery shopping!


Jocie's Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like you had a lovely Easter! Great idea putting the puppies on the trail for this year's Easter baskets. Super yummy pork tenderloin as well :)

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