For those of you who know me, I like to plan things out and if things don’t go perfectly, I may as well hide in a dark closet for the rest of my life. Since I’m typing this and clearly not from a dark closet I wanted to let you all know that the Easter dinner I had planned last minute went swimmingly. Literally was a HUGE success and now I’m ready to take on the world! Er….no, I’m not but I’m a little proud of myself. I had literally next to no Easter decorations so I made them myself or got creative!
I found some tea lights that were cute, bought some Easter grass and voila! That’s it! The rest I had here at home and this place was popping with color!
The aftermath of awesomeness
The key to a successful dinner party is a combination of two things:
1. Decorations and place settings – gotta have these and they must look adorable/cute/classic/etc.
2. Prepare what you can the day before – I made up most of the things I needed the day before, washed fruits and veggies, cut them up, and so on. Seriously saved me on prep time the day of!
Spring has certainly sprung and I was feeling in the mood (unusual these days) to cater to people. Since Toblerone’s parents went away for Easter weekend, I decided to host a dinner with his two grandmother’s and his parents for when they returned. Every dinner I’ve been to with them, they make typical German food. Meat, noodles, and gravy. Thats usually the score. However, in my house, they don’t get German food. No sirree!
ON THE MENU
Strawberry walnut salad with a balsamic dressing – aka: The salad I didn’t want to end.
Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken with lemon zest asparagus and homemade spaetzle (noodles for those of you who can’t speak German)
“Cracked eggs” – chocolate egg filled with mango and pineapple ice cream with a side of cheesecake filled strawberries topped with crushed graham crackers.
A lot of you will want the recipes, which you will get, however, I’m doing something a little special with the blog for 30 days or so. I’m doing a bit of a challenge. I’m calling it “The New and Improved Pinterest Challenge.” I saw a few other challenges that were SO lame. It was to do something inspired by Pinterest the first Monday of every month. How is that a challenge? I’m doing it daily, bitches! Now THATS a challenge.
So the recipes will be included in the challenge and for those who want to play along – you can do anything you find on Pinterest. Little or small, food or clothes, household items or crafts! Let the fun begin!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend with their friends/families/neighbors/fellow arsonists/ what have you. This year we didn’t do Easter baskets, instead we bought PS3 games and sat around in our PJ’s all day and played them. What has our life turned into?! If you want to check out how we did it last year, please go here.
Until next time, Readers!!! xoxoxoxoxo