Saturday, April 6, 2013

First Easter

What a busy, long and tiring week.  I worked longer days this week to help cover things in the office while so many people were off on Spring Break.  Longer days in the office means less time at home which means I feel behind on a couple of things, like laundry, grocery shopping, sleep.  The sleep was a little more related to Maren waking up a few nights in a row.  One day she will start consistently sleeping through the night and one day I will get a spring break, just not sure exactly when for either.

Quinn put on her pretty Easter dress.

Maren played on her mat.

Sully played with eggs.

Shannon and Quinn checked out their Easter bags.

Quinn was shocked and then delighted to find Walking Talking Pinkey Pie in her bag.

I made a ham in the crock pot and then made side dishes of Swiss broccoli and bacon bread pudding.  I used to make the Swiss broccoli a lot when I was eating low carb.  It's made with frozen chopped broccoli that you've let thaw, 1 cup mayo, 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese and 1 tbsp dijon mustard.

Just mix together and pop in the oven for half an hour at 350.

The bacon bread pudding took a little more work but was still fairly easy to make.  The husband bought me a loaf of brioche bread which I cubed. I whisked together 2 cups of whole milk with 4 eggs and then added the bread to it, along with 6 ounces of shredded sharp, white cheddar cheese, six slices of bacon, crumbled.and half a cup sliced green onions.

The mixture should stand for about 10 minutes so that the bread can absorb all the liquid.

Then it goes in a casserole dish and bakes, covered, at 350 for 35 minutes and then uncovered for 15 minutes.

Once done, they looked like this and they tasted pretty good. 

Everyone seemed to like the bacon bread pudding more than I did.  To me, it tasted a bit too eggy.  So, not sure if I'll make that one again or not.

The rest of the day was spent just hanging out with the grandparents.

Second Easter is tomorrow with the other grandparents.

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