Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! This is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays! We have a wonderful reason to celebrate, warm weather and good food. We had a very low key Easter this year…unfortunately I woke up very early around 4:30 am and after messing around in the kitchen for a couple of hours I fell back asleep and overslept. Derrick, sweet as he is, just let me keep on sleeping. I must admit, I felt great when I woke up. There is just something about that sleep, the kind where you’re not supposed to be sleeping, that is so relaxing!

After I woke up we made a quick trip to see Derrick’s family but I forgot to take any pictures (once again) and then we came home and did a little sun bathing and I intentionally forgot to take pictures. Derrick went and bought a blow up pool. That’s right. We are officially rednecks. But it sure is fun.

So for Easter dinner this year it was just the two of us. We have lots of leftovers and I think we will be eating ham sandwiches all week. The ham was just a basic honey, dark corn syrup and butter sauce. It did turn out very juicy this year…

I have also been craving sweet potatoes. Of course I don’t want them baked and healthy. I want them stuffed with brown sugar and butter and seasoned with cinnamon. This time I hollowed out oranges and put the sweet potato mixture back inside. Then I added a little more butter, sugar and pecan to the topping. I put them back in the oven and baked them for about 15 minutes and they were great. I love the orange flavor that the peel gives them.

We had entirely too much and should have stopped eating…

But we had to have dessert. A white cake with fresh berries and a pudding cool whip icing.

We are stuffed and have been laying on the couches since…ahhhhhh…..

1 comment:

  1. Neat idea for the sweet potatoes! Once again...more good food to go on the list for you to fix next time I see you...HA! Your dessert turned out pretty, too. Hey - where did you get those white dinner dishes? PB??