I haven’t done a WIAW post in awhile, but after Sunday’s eats I thought it was worth bringing back into the blogging line-up. I don’t have a lot of pictures to share, but I did want to include a few of the highlights. Note that my un-pictured eats included a ton of fresh sliced veggies as appetizers and a sliver of chocolate ‘dream’ cake that my mom made for my brother’s birthday in place of cake. The slices went too fast before I could even take a picture, but just imagine a chocolate pudding pie with whip cream folded into the filling and then placed in a pie crust. It reminded me a lot of a French Silk pie and was especially tasty topped with a little extra whip cream.
Since I knew treats would be enjoyed later in the day, I wanted to keep breakfast light while still indulging in an Easter themed meal. Carrot cake is a classic spring and Easter dessert, so I decided to use my Vitamix to whip up a healthier version in smoothie form. I am going to share a recipe for this Carrot Cake Smoothie on the blog soon, but for now I will just share a sneak peek. How good does that look? I used coconut milk as the base and it’s topped with raisins and walnuts. One of my favorite muffins ever is the Better Morning muffin from a local coffee chain, Boston Stoker. This smoothie reminds me a lot of that muffin with a hint of sweet cinnamon along with all the traditional flavors found in a classic carrot cake recipe. It was definitely a great way to start Easter morning; healthy, satisfying and still playing into the flavors of an all-time favorite Easter treat. Our Easter lunch was filled with all the classics including ham, roasted veggies galore and even a roll or two. I am not a huge fan of mashed potatoes so I usually skip those in place of a soft, carby roll instead. My request was a lot of roasted veggies and my mom definitely delivered on those. I piled my plate high with roasted asparagus, brussels sprouts, zucchini, squash, cauliflower and onions. It was all good, but I think my favorite bite of all was a combination of roasted onion with ham and a little gravy. The salty ham along with the strong bite of onion really played off each other well. Along with a few bites of the chocolate pie that I mentioned above, I also had a little chocolate out of my Easter basket for dessert. I have a couple dark chocolate bunnies that I am saving for those times when I need just a bite or two of something sweet after dinner, so I had a tiny dark chocolate Easter egg and half of my favorite cream filled chocolate to end my Easter on a sweet note. They come from a local chocolate shop, Esther Price, and it is my all-time favorite brand of chocolate. It reminds me of my childhood with each and every delicious bite! I had another small serving of veggies and ham for dinner later in the evening, but besides that I think I covered all my Easter Day eats. Thank you Jenn for hosting today’s WIAW!
- What was on your Easter Day menu? What was the best thing you ate?
- What is your favorite chocolate to find in an Easter basket? Is there a kind that reminds you of your childhood?
- What is your favorite Easter dessert?