last night, marshall & i went up to my mom & dad’s to prepare and devour a delicious meal.
i will spare you lots of wordy details and hop (yes, like the easter bunny) straight to the food photos.
the easter dinner menu:
- grilled mahi rubbed with garlic peppercorn seasoning
- asparagus spears
- mixed green salad with raspberry vinaigrette
- baked chipotle sweet potato fries + baked garlic parmesan sweet potato wedges
- deviled eggs
- carrot cake
you all know the story behind the fish. i unwrapped it, covered it in olive oil and rubbed it with garlic peppercorn love.
i turned the fish over to my dad and he grilled it to perfection.
we served it with peach mango salsa (from costco).
momma b was in charge of the salad. it had spinach, yellow and red bell peppers, cucumbers, slivered almonds, dried cranberries and a whole lot of love.
i made the deviled eggs—an easter favorite! i healthied them up a bit this time around. first i peeled the eggs, sliced them in half and put the yolks into a bowl, setting aside the whites.
i mixed the yolks with a small spoonful of low fat mayo, a big spoonful of fat free plain greek yogurt, a squirt of mustard, a heavy shake of mustard powder and some fresh ground salt and pepper.
i filled the whites with the yolk mixture and finished them off with a sprinkle of paprika.
the asparagus is pretty self explanatory.. although marshall and my mom did let it get a little oversteamed. when this happens, marshall and i refer to it as “asparaGOO” because it gets a little slimy and gooey.
alexia fries to the rescue for super simple side dish!
can we take a moment and “awwwwww” in unison at how cute these easter-themed s+p shakers are? my mom is a collector.
my plate..a little of everything.
i need to make deviled eggs more than once a year! this bite (and yes i ate it all in one bite) may have been the highlight of the meal!
while the deviled egg may have been the highlight of the meal, the highlight of the whole day was the dessert. hands down. no doubt about it.
CARROT CAKE! remember when i made this last easter?? flashback in 3, 2, 1:
side note.. i just read last year’s easter recap and it was a whole lot of fun. it was also eerily similar to this year. i coincidentally had the SAME breakfast two easters in a row (protein pancakes) and i did an insanity workout last easter, too! even though i wasn’t even doing the insanity challenge—i just randomly did one. weird. and both easters ended with a carrot cake coma. moving on.
we i used this same recipe again. um. yeah. it was just as good this year! if not better.. actually.. no wonder it has a 5 star review! i will be posting a recipe tutorial this week.. but here are a few photos of the carrot cake shenanigans.
it was literally plate-licking good!!
after we had all eaten our fair share of cake, it was a battle to the finish line as we all took more forkfuls straight from the serving dish.
oh man. i love carrot cake.
by the way, i went home with a giant headache. i took an ibuprofen 800 before leaving my mom’s because my head hurt so bad! then i woke up today with a sugar hangover. yes, folks, it’s true.. they are possible. i had never had one until recently (the day after my ice cream social).. and now i am finding if i eat a whole bunch of sugar i feel like absolute garbage right after and the next day.
but that doesn’t mean i am going to stop eating ice cream and carrot cake. i will just have to keep an ibuprofen 800 with me at all times.
before i go.. the winner of my 2 year blog birthday giveaway is… *drumroll*
April 20, 2011 11:34 am
Happy birthday MandM! I feel like I already got a gift getting to see your gorgeous face on a vLog!
I read your blog for your honesty, spirit, and positive energy. You have one of the sunniest outlooks around yet you manage to keep it real. I love your style!
I hope those helicopters weren’t all headed for some huge disaster!
yaaaay congrats, susan! let me know your mailing address ASAP. thanks to EVERYONE who entered and thank you so much for reading these past two years.
hope you have a great week!
1. what food can you eat more and more of—no matter what–even if you are stuffed to capacity? my answer to this is always ice cream and cereal.. but apparently carrot cake needs to be tacked onto the list.
2. do you like egg yolks? i love the yolks. i am not quite sure how people can say they taste gross.. but to each their own!
xo. janetha g.