We have had a busy but enjoyable Easter break so far. Today will be a day of trying to tick jobs off the list and hopefully a 'nanna nap' this afternoon!!! Luckily SH and I don't return to work until Wednesday so still have another day up our sleeves.
On Friday morning I realised I hadn't done any Easter 'decorating' yet so found a basket and filled it with some chocolate (very important) and a few bits and pieces. The sequin covered eggs were a new find this year and I'm just sorry I didn't buy more. I'm really pleased with them. The table centre now has a lot more chocolate but I guess not for long!!!
On Friday we made the trip to Mums to have lunch and celebrate Easter with her. I made a pavlova which was delicious. We had a lovely day and a special friend called in while we were there which was a bonus. We brought home far more chocolate than we had taken with us!!!
Saturday I spent most of the day cooking while SH and the 'horsey' one spent most of the day playing at pony club. In the late afternoon the 'horsey' one and I went to the movies ( I had to sit with her friend's mum, we weren't allowed to sit with the girls!!!). We saw 'The Last Song' and I can recommend it. No you didn't need to use any brain cells and yes Miley Cyrus was in it ( we are fans, the 'horsey' one and I went to her concert in the USA) but the story was not entirely predictable and I guess the only thing was it was sad!!!! Like box of tissue sad, the sound of sobbing and nose blowing sad!!!! We enjoyed it and yes I would watch it again when it comes out on DVD.
We headed off to Geelong on Sunday to celebrate Easter with SH's family. We had a picnic down at Barwon Heads on the river. The weather was perfect and there was a slight breeze which was lovely. Good food and good company made for a lovely day. It was late when we finally made it home last night. We had taken down 'pizza pinwheels' which the 'horsey' one made, half vegetarian for herself and the other half definitely had meat for her brother!!! We had also made a new chocolate brownie recipe - yum!!! The only improvement SH and I thought could be made to it is perhaps to add macadamias. Our pear and ginger upside down cake was enjoyed. We find this is a great cake to make for gatherings as not only is is easy but it is quite a large cake. We have brought left overs of this home so will enjoy it today, maybe even heated up with cream!!!!! The biggest success though was the 'Potato, Chorizo and Spinach' bake I made. I got the recipe from 'Recipes + - Nov 2009'. Not only did it work but it came out of the tin okay and looked like in the magazine, it travelled well, cut well and was delicious!!!!
It has layers of potato, sweet potato, chargrilled capsicum, spinach, cheeses and chorizo sausage and onion on the top. Even better there was a little of this left over too to feed us today!!