Hi lovelies! I had originally planned that today’s post would be about the incredible, healthy Easter dinner that I made for my family. It was going to be full of amazing pictures, delicious sounding recipes and a story about how the whole thing came together. It was also going to be the first time that I had cooked a holiday meal all by myself.
But as you can see, that’s not what today’s post is about because the big meal didn’t happen. So here’s that story instead. It all started with the family photo shoot that we had planned. In December, my mom and I saw a Living Social deal for a photo shoot. We both immediately thought it would be a great idea to do a generational one, with my mom, myself and my Grandma. However, we weren’t counting on how hectic it would be preparing for it. Nights after work were spent shopping for the perfect outfits for the three of us, rather than grocery shopping and preparing for my meal. Then on Friday, I realized that I was sick with a bad cold but not one to admit defeat, I still hoped to push through it and make the Easter meal. However, when we spent from 9 am-7 pm on the photoshoot, which was fantastic, I knew the meal was just not going to happen.
The below is what I had planned on making. Most of the recipes were found on blogs and my favorite recipe finder, Pinterest.
- Carrot Apple Ginger Soup
- Spring Greens with Strawberries Salad
- Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast (A Combination of multiple recipes)
- Potato and Sweet Potato Torte
- Green Beans with Shallots and Hazelnuts
- GF Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests
Sadly my healthy menu was never made, however, I plan on making it as a spring dinner for my family sometime soon. In the end, I know that I made the right decision and instead of getting sicker by stressing out by trying to make it all work, we spent time as a family and enjoyed each others company. And when it comes down to it, isn’t that what the holidays are all about?
-What’s your favorite source to find recipes?
-Did you celebrate Easter/Passover/the weekend with any special foods?