Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend! Something about the holiday has always made Spring feel so official to me. Maybe it’s the abundance of pastel or a house full of fresh flowers, but I love the vibe this time of year.
Honourable mention goes out to the food. Any excuse to stuff my face is a good one, but being a part of a Catholic Italian family is no joke when it comes to religious holidays and the celebratory meals they include.
As usual, we hosted Easter Sunday at my parents’ house where we enjoyed copious amounts of Prosecco and a turkey feast with all the trimmings. If there were some sort of cooking Olympic Decathlon, my mother would surely take the gold every time. She literally spends days in her kitchen in preparation for these family events. The result being amazing 4 course meals, and enough leftovers to feed a small village for a month. I’m still struggling to button my jeans today.
This being Ava’s first Easter, it was so great to see how much she enjoyed herself. The girl was in her glory being doted on by all her baby-crazy relatives. Gifts were also in no short supply- she got some really great Summer outfits I can’t wait to put her in, and some yummy treats that Mom and Dad are happy to eat on her behalf 😉
While we’re on the subject of things that taste good but could potentially contribute to cardiac arrest; I came across this super easy recipe for Easter Bark online. (But really, there’s nothing in the rule book that says chocolate isn’t a year round treat.) Being a huge fan of white chocolate I couldn’t resist giving it a try! I was short a few ingredients (Oreo’s, Sprinkles) and since all the stores in my area were closed, I decided to improvise a little bit by using strawberry-vanilla wafers and skipping the sprinkles altogether. #healthconscious
The finish result looked and tasted great! And the entire process took mere minutes! I will definitely be making it again.
The original recipe is as follows:
- 1 package vanilla candy coating
- ¾ cup Easter/Spring M&Ms
- 8-10 Spring Oreo’s (crushed)
- Spring or Easter Sprinkles
- Melt package of candy coating in a small pot on low heat – stirring constantly until all melted. Pour over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (You could also melt candy coating in the microwave if you wish)
- Sprinkle on crushed Oreo’s, M&Ms and sprinkles.
- Place in fridge for half hour-hour.
- Break into pieces.
Hope you guys enjoy! What’s your favourite Easter treat?