Sweet Potato Egg Nests

Remind me why I decided to move Easter weekend?  Better yet, remind me why I decided to move at all?

Today is our last day in our first Chicago apartment and we’re working on packing the last of our stuff, picking up our new keys, and getting ready to do all the heavy lifting tomorrow.  As much as I hate moving, I’m ready to move to our new place.  I loved our first apartment in the big city but it’s time to move on. Sweet Potato Egg Nests | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Easter Sunday Best

Hello and happy Monday!  I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and if you celebrate Easter I hope you had a hoppy…. I mean happy one!

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Please ignore my horrendous growing-out-my-pixie hair! We clean up pretty good

My weekend was a little busier than usual because I’m actually coming to you from Sycamore right now.  I’m house/dog-sitting and get to romp about in my old town and enjoy the slow pace of “country” life.  In case you were wondering, the minute you move to any big city like Chicago every other town becomes “country”.  Yes, it’s snobby and pretentious but what did you expect from city-folk?

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My sister always looks like this as she sets the table

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Mom & D actually setting the table

I actually love coming out here not just because I get to cuddle and hang out with an awesome golden retriever but I get to take food pictures in natural light!  There are like a gajillion windows here and when you’re used to two interior facing windows that maybe get 2 hours of sunlight a day, you revel in the natural light goodness.  Expect beautiful food pics in the near future.

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Cooking up the sweet potato hash

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D cutting up the Easter ham

Speaking of food, my family had some good stuff at Easter brunch.  My sister made this awesome quinoa/broccoli/cranberry/candied walnut salad that I could have eaten until my stomach burst. I need to replicate it like immediately.  I made my sweet potato hash because everyone really liked it at Christmas plus it’s a good dish to feed a crowd.  I also tested out some muffins on everyone and the feedback was pretty good so you should see those soon.  There was also fruit, Irish soda bread, ham, hard-boiled eggs, deviled eggs, pasta salad, and mimosas.  I don’t think anyone went hungry….

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Jodie excited about the ham…

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Me excited/terrifying about Easter

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And Andy just excited about food

Overall, it was a great weekend and I’m glad that I got to spend time with my family.  Now I’m looking forward to some good blog work and more spring-like weather!

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Happy Easter from the Buchanans/Bullards/Dawsons/Meyers!

How about you guys?  What did you eat for Easter?