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Our Easter Menu + Baby Easter Gift Ideas!

It’s Easter (and Passover) Week, and even though the weather won’t cooperate, we are still going to assume it’s Spring and will celebrate this quintessentially Spring holiday accordingly! Mark, as always, has to work on Easter, so once again I’m preparing a pared-down menu with help from family for a nice, low-key day. Here’s what we are making! Photos of babies in bonnets to follow shortly.

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One year ago. How time flies! My lil’ bunny!

Our Easter Menu

  • Glazed Ham
  • Warm buttered rolls
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cold Potato Salad
  • Applesauce
  • Honey Mustard
  • Cheesecake, Coffee & Tea

This year Easter is so early that I really refused to buy any kind of special dress, not knowing whether she’d even be able to wear it (or fit into it, since she just finished a growth spurt from 12-18 month clothes into 18-24 and even 2T). Last year, though, her Nani in Florida had sent her this gorgeous dress that we paired with a darling white Easter bonnet with patent leather crib shoes for church:

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Where does the time even go!!!

I think Georgia is still a little bit young to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt or Easter-themed toys, but that won’t stop us from trying. I’m cajoling my brother into hiding eggs and I am fairly certain her Grammie will be showing up with some presents for our bunny!

If you need Easter gift inspiration, beyond candy, you’ve come to the right place.

the classic

something different

Hide & Squeak Eggs, $10.80 on amazon

something huggable

skip hop “hug & hide” lamb, $18, Amazon

a nightlight

$10.95, Land of Nod

a lovey

angel baby blankie, $13, amazon

a push toy

$19, amazon

a party in a box

easter egg hunt kit, $18, Land of Nod

treat bags

personalizable! pottery barn, on sale from $9.99 to $30
personalizable, via pottery barn, on sale from $9.99

munchies

a bit of seasonal decor

frameable bunny art from $22 via minted.com (in five colors)

Last but not least, one Easter craft idea for the family and three fun recipes:

Italian Easter Bread

Rice Krispy Treat Eggs

Easter Egg cake

neon dipped eggs by Joy Cho/Oh Joy! via Merrimentevents.com

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Recipes

Pear-Apple Sauce

I started out making a smoothie, and I accidentally made a super tasty “applesauce” that happens to have pears and pureed lettuce in it, too. The timing was prophetic: when we had alfredo noodles with beans the next night, this concoction saved me after I discovered (right before plating dinner, of course) that my new-ish can of applesauce had already gone bad. I realized how clutch this recipe could be in the summer when you don’t feel like boiling apples into sauce. I will definitely be making this again (on purpose!)

Pear-apple sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 or 2 very ripe apples (bruised are OK), sliced and cored
  • handful of iceberg lettuce, ripped into pieces
  • 1 can of sliced pears
  • coconut water to taste/thickness
  • juice of 1 small organic lemon for tartness if necessary

DIRECTIONS

Adding liquid first, add all ingredients to blender (leaving the skin on the apples) and blend until chunky and not completely smooth. Taste for tartness and add more lemon juice or water/applesauce to achieve desired thickness and taste. Serve as a condiment with your favorite poultry, kielbasa or pork chops (or veg dish, of course!)