Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Monday!

Man...that just doesn't have the same ring to it as Happy Easter...I hope you and yours had a blessed day celebrating our Risen Savior!  I know we did!  Sports guy's Dad and Dad's Lady Friend came up to visit for the weekend and we had a time filled with tennis (I played), baseball (we went to the GT vs. FSU game), church (you have to go to church on Easter) and golf, lots and lots of golf.  As I am sure you are aware The Master's was this weekend and that green jacket was laid upon Bubba Watson's shoulders.  I am pretty sure this is the happiest I have ever been (or ever will be) for a uga bulldog.  I just loved all of Bubba's emotion and his strength in his self to not be afraid to cry; he just left it all out there and it was so touching!

We also ate well over the weekend!  For breakfast on Saturday we had this breakfast casserole I found on pinterest: Overnight Proscuitto & Goat Cheese Bake I even made the English Muffin bread in the casserole with this recipe from BHG.  The casserole was so savory, tangy and tasty and the bread is delicious even on its own. Making the bread was my first time ever using yeast - don't be like me - don't be scared, it was really easy!  Our Easter Lunch was very traditional: deviled eggs, honey baked ham, creamed corn, green bean casserole, and my most favorite 7 layer salad (recipe to come).  Green Bean Casserole - in its traditional form - is always my go to side, can't wait to dig into those leftovers...The one new addition to the meal was an appetizer: Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Dip that was met with mixed reviews...I saw the recipe on pinterest (from bon appetit) a while ago and pinned it thinking it would be perfect for Easter: asparagus, peas, leeks, and herbs all baked with cheddar and goat cheese - hello gorgeous!!!  Well, I loved it, my sister loved it, Dad's lady friend loved it, and sports guy and sports guys Dad...not so much.  It was light and tangy and cheese and so good, but sports guy says, "There are alot of other dips that are alot better and this one just didn't do anything for me to make me overlook all the veggies."  I was surprised because he usually loves anything in a cheese sauce, but I guess the vegetables were just too much for him.  So maybe try this one for a Ladies Lunch, doesn't that sound like fun?
Sports guy, me and the best sister ever!

This week I am looking forward to trying a new crock pot recipe, experimenting with a new risotto mix, and seeing old friends who are coming to visit (HEY NICOLE!).  I will let you know how it all turns out.

How was your Easter?  What did you eat?  What was your favorite?  What are you looking forward to this week?
Sincerely Loving Food,


  1. We had the almost exact same Easter dinner! But this year instead of green bean casserole we had a cheesy pineapple dish. It was so good :) And ditto, I like your dress!

    1. Thanks ladies! That was actually my rehearsal dinner dress almost a year ago...I figured it could use a repeat!

  2. Well HELLO LAINEY!!! I love the shout out - and your hubs is crazy. The dip sounds awesome and I'm pretty sure Marc would like I will have to steal it from you. Can't wait to see you!!! Eeeeck!!!