Per my last post, I should have started the ham last week. How can a 10 pound, spiral sliced, pre-cooked ham take over 4 hours to get to a safe temperature? Why did it make me not only uncover, but take apart, spread out in the roasting pan, up the oven temp twice just so we could eat by 5. IT WENT IN THE OVEN AT 12:30!!!
Ugh, stupid ham. So of course Guitar Boy had seconds.
But everything else was good. Went with the Spinach Artichoke Stuffing mentioned in the last post, Carrot Slaw from Once Upon a Chef, asparagus, lots of fruit, and the hit of the day, made by my mother, was Aunt Carol Wetter’s Cheez Whiz Scalloped Potatoes. Yep, you read that right. Cheez Whiz is the secret ingredient.
There was an epic egg hunt. Make them hard to find, they said. Challenge accepted.
And to answer your question, why yes, that is a Death Star bird feeder. #nerdfoiles
It was so hard to find these eggs that they couldn’t even take a group cousins picture without one half of all participants closing their eyes. But we did get one with GG on her 103rd Easter!
Justifying my large light up bunny purchase at Homegoods were the table favors – white and gold bunnies!!
Guess which favor was Baby D’s?
When GG used to host Easter, she always bought you a ceramic bunny or egg and wrote the year on it, so my favors this year were an homage to GG. Here’s some of the collection:
You may have seen on Instagram, but my sister sent me a picture of a “joke” centerpiece saying “you should do this”. Additional challenge accepted!
So after all that Cheez Whiz goodness, we need to lighten it up tonight with grilled halibut with purchased pineapple salsa. As a side, I made Skinnytaste’s Yellow Rice. Perfect with the fish, I highly recommend it (minus cilantro of course because, blech). Her cooking method made perfect fluffy rice and I made my own spice blend (minus coriander because CORIANDER IS CILANTRO!). And I didn’t have any.
We had beautiful weather for Easter weekend but not to worry, it will be 40 degrees again by Thursday. That doesn’t mean I didn’t just buy clearance garden markers at Target and started planning. And place cards for next Easter. And gold plastic cutlery. Stupid dollar section.
Have a great week everyone!