Monday, April 9, 2012

Ten on the Tenth: What I Ate on Easter

Easter was a non-stop feeding frenzy at our house! So, for Ten on the Tenth, I wanted to share Ten Things I Ate on Easter (with lots of recipe links)!
1. We started the day with friends over for brunch. I made breakfast egg boats, adapted from this recipe from Deb of Paper Turtle.  I made two versions - one filled with ham and mozzarella cheese for the kids and one filled with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and chives for the adults.  Both looked great and were super yummy!
{The brunch gang played egg toss out back.}
2. While we played, I prepared super easy and yummy oven baked BBQ-flavored pork loin ribs using this method from the All Recipes blog.
3. I also made some Greek flavored ribs, using this recipe, from Eating Club Vancouver. I put all the ribs in the oven to slow-cook for dinner. 
{And, yes, we hit hard boiled eggs with baseball bats as part of the day's fun:}
4. We ate lots of candy. In my opinion, See's Candies are the best that California has to offer. My favorite assortment is one called "Nuts and Chews."
5. Clara made some wonderful, simple deviled eggs for appetizers (just egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper), and
6. Paul made Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts, using this recipe from Once Upon a Chef. They are full of butter and rosemary and are, oh so wonderfully addictive!
7. In addition to the ribs, dinner's star attraction was a spanakopita, made by Paul and our friend Molly:
8. Roasted brussel sprouts, fresh from local fields, rounded out the main meal.
9. For dessert, Ghiradelli brownies (love that you can get boxes of this mix at Costco) and
10. Strawberries, served with sour cream and brown sugar. Dip the berries into the cream and then roll in the brown sugar. An odd sounding,  but really yummy, combination. Molly claims she made this up because, as one of ten children growing up, her parents would not buy prepared "snacks," and she and her siblings were always improvising with what they could find in the larder. 
What did you eat for Easter?
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20 comments:

Mary B said...

Lots of yummy food making me feel hungry

scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful array of food,Rinda. We had a very quiet [wet] Easter this year.....and only had one chocolate egg between 4 of us!!

debs14 said...

I was totally wishing I had been there to try all that delicious food until I got to number 8. Brussel sprouts? Oh no ......
Love the sound of the ribs, and that sounds a nice easy way of cooking them so will be saving that recipe link!

Jo.C said...

Love that you have all the recipe links - will be checking them out.
Mine is foody this time too :0)

Amy said...

Rosemary is one of my favourite herbs - your dinner sounds versatile and delicious!

Karen said...

Yum! We ate too much as well, and had a wonderful family dinner with 15 of us gathered at my SIL's.

Sian said...

Yum! When Uncle Dave was living in California he used to bring us See's Candies every Christmas. We used our baseball bat to hit our pinata this Easter. A great 10!

Melissa said...

Looks like it was a yummy day.

I discovered strawberries with sour cream & brown sugar when a friend showed up in Central Park one evening with those three items in bag. I do not like sour cream, so I was a little disappointed that this was our "treat" during my vacation, however it was fantastic. I serve them often & call it my Central Park Dessert.

Irene said...

Looks like you all had a great time with lots of good eats. We did not plan anything for Easter, yet we had lots of uninvited but welcomed guests and had a pinata, egg hunt with all the neighbors kids and of course our yearly confetti egg battle. It turned out great for being unplanned.

Beverly said...

It sounds like a wonderfully delicious day filled with good food and friends. We were away for my nephew's wedding so just hit a chain buffet as we headed out of town, a tad disappointing so I will be doing a big Easter type meal very soon :)

Karen said...

Just catching up on my blog reading--well, sort of, and saw you were a winner on Ali E's blog. So much fun to recognize a winner! Congrats.

Alison said...

Wish I'd been with you! Very quiet here, just DH and I..and not an egg in sight!
Alison xx

JO SOWERBY said...

it all sounds heavenly. re. ur being human question. there is a uk and a usa version which are quite different. i have seenboth and they each have good bits about them but will always love my guys from the uk first and foremost,
jo xxx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

It all sounds delicious!

We didn't do much, just had a cookout with some friends

alexa said...

A mouth-watering ten! I'm not familiar with the sweets, but I did make a spanokopita yesterday. ;)

E said...

Looks like you had a wonderful yummy easter!

laurie said...

all i can say is that you really know how to celebrate! my mouth is watering.

Mel said...

Hmm this all sounds delish. I love the packet mix brownies from Costco too - sometimes you have to take shortcuts in life!

Jimjams said...

Yum yum :o)
Roasted sprouts sound interesting - we are converts to roasted rather than boiled carrots - are they easy to do?

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Rinda! OMG, how can there be 18 unread blog posts in my reader for you. :o( I'm so sorry for all that I've missed. Of course, I have to comment on your food post. :o) I'm so glad you tried and liked the egg boat! I totally want to make that again. I agree 100% about Sees candy - LOVE the stuff!!! And Carrie and I have been wanting to try brussel sprouts and roasting them sounds like the way to go!

Carrie came over for breakfast on Easter morning and I made chocolate pancakes. Other than that, we had a very low key food day - especially compared to yours! :o)