Easter Weekend Things

Happy Easter, all!

I don’t know about you but we had beautiful sunny weather here in Colorado this weekend and I am in a good mood.  Which is probably my body’s way of making up for yesterday’s bad mood.  I was having one of those emotional mess kind of days.  Which is totally normal for me.  Anyone else?

Friday afternoon started out like this.

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I love running and hiking, but walking, or better yet, strolling is highly underrated.  And there’s nothing like a post-work, weekend-kickoff stroll around the neighborhood.

And progressed into this.

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Hannah, Joey and I thought we were showing up to trivia but it ended up being “Beergo.”  Which requires less brain power and more luck, and that was totally fine with me.  Weekends are for zoning out anyways, right?  I think they called about 10 numbers before Hannah got one.  It was impressive.

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Joey won round one.

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And round two.  Which was mostly annoying because we were both one number away from blackout.  And they just had to call out “68” instead of “69.”  This kid is the luckiest person I know.  And did I mention he bowled another 300 on Thursday night?  And is it normal to resent your boyfriend for all the  good things that happen to him?

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Other than me feelings all kind of emotional on Saturday (I blame a horrible night’s sleep), I got a massage, tested some egg-dying for today’s deviled eggs, spent too much money at the grocery store and celebrated Easter with my family.

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BBQ season is on.  And I am loving that it’s staying light outside longer and longer everyday.  Not just because it makes it easier to take bright beautiful pictures — although that’s a big part of it — but because it makes the time between work and bedtime and the time between dinner and nighttime feel much longer.

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I don’t think I want to know how much these Whole Foods burgers cost, but they are honestly delicious.  And Joey, the ultimate burger connoisseur can totally back me up on that one.  My soon-to-be-two-years-old niece ate half a burger and a bratwurst and I was in shock.  If I hadn’t seen in with my own two eyes, I wouldn’t believe it.  She’s definitely a Dorsey.

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We also broke into our 4th batch of homebrew.  It got mixed reviews at first (beer novices didn’t love it, those with more beer drinking experience approved), but eventually everyone came around.  I thought it was a lot hoppier than our previous batches and definitely had that hefeweizen flavor, so approved.

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Also approved of those Alexia Sweet Potato Puffs and homemade coleslaw.

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After dinner, we pulled out the celebratory chantilly cake for Joey’s birthday.  Or, more likely, because we all go crazy over this chantilly cake and Joey’s birthday seemed like a good excuse to buy one.  The thing is almost too pretty to eat.  Almost.

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What does the person who wins multiple rounds of Beergo in one night and can bowl a perfect game every other week wish for?

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This has been the first year that we haven’t fit two Easter celebrations into one Sunday but I have to say that today was really nice.  There was even time for sleeping in, eating pancakes, going on a 4-mile run (the Bolder Boulder is gonna be here fast!) and successfully driving Joey’s truck to Wal-Mart without freaking out and stalling with a line of cars behind me.  My legs only slightly felt like jell-o afterwards.  I get nervous, okay!

And then this happened.

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I came across this page last week and immediately volunteered myself for deviled egg duty.  I ended up doubling the food coloring amounts (tripling it in the case of the green and orange eggs) and letting the eggs soak for about 45 minutes.

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I left half of the eggs with a plain and simple deviled egg filling.

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Then got fancy with the other half.  Blue cheese crumbles and extra hot sauce!

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Aaaand one more picture because I’m super proud of how well they turned out.  Special thanks to my mom for providing me with the piping bags and a special thanks to Wal-Mart for having one glass deviled egg plate left today.

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Hope you all had a Happy Easter!

 

7 thoughts on “Easter Weekend Things

  1. I rate strolling very high on my list of favorite activities too..especially on a holiday weekend with family! We got some activity in by playing tag with the kids this year, it was a lot of fun. And those deviled eggs have to be the prettiest food I’ve seen in a long time! SO cool!

  2. That beer looks so refreshing!
    Those colored eggs are pretty, but freaking me out a little.
    I think you should buy and eat another Chantilly cake so that you can give us a real “money” shot of the inside of the cake. Tell the person at the store (WF?) that you should get your cake for free since you’re going to post about it on your blog and you know for a fact that a pregnant lady in Boulder is likely going to buy one per week from now until October:-)

    • Now that I think about it, I can’t believe I don’t have a picture of the inside of the cake! Although it’s just a white cake so it’s kind of boring compared to the outside. When I showed my sister a picture of those eggs her immediate response was “ew!” I guess they aren’t for everyone 🙂

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