So - as I write this post, I am hoping that I am in good company with what I'm about to share.
I attempted to make Easter cupcakes yesterday afternoon. They didn't turn out quite how I was hoping. . . I know the cupcakes will still end up being good -IF, and only IF, you follow the recipe! Unfortunately, I did not. I think I was juggling too many things at one time, and I ended up putting in 1 C too much of flour. Sigh. So, while the cupcakes turned out fine for everyone else - I could tell that they were too heavy for a cupcake. For something so relatively simple, how did I muck that up? Well, let's see -
We had our exterminator here, and the cable guy here yesterday. I had to still taxi my kids here and there for their after school activities, plus laundry, respond to emails and address my day to day to do list. Oh yeah, and when I went to pick up my daughter from softball practice, she wasn't at the field she was supposed to be at and I had to try to "get in her mind" for a minute and think where she might be. You would think she'd pick up her cell phone when I call, but because I absolutely HAD to talk to her, of course I can't seem to get a hold of her. This may not seem like anything that you can't handle (I know there are a lot of super moms out there!), but I think my mo-jo was just off today. Not sure why. Maybe a new moon? Or, maybe this is a normal thing for our house - remember the fire in the oven when I wasn't home?? Geez! We truly are a travelling circus.
So - I read a lot of blogs and the authors are so great about planning ahead and blogging about a recipe just in time for a major holiday . . . like, ummm . . . Easter. Me? No, of course not! I like to cook, then blog about my experiences as I cook. Plan ahead for a holiday? No. Not me. Maybe this rookie blogger will get better as time goes on.
So - I'm copping out. I'm not posting any recipes that will help you prepare for Easter. Sorry! However, I despise stressing out about anything - and I refuse to become slave to anything! But, I am not leaving you high and dry - that is also something I absolutely despise!
Here are recipes for you to review that will hopefully help you prepare for your Easter feast - all from blogs and websites that I go to on a regular basis. I hope you enjoy their website as much as I do!
And, if I get my act together - I will post my super cute Easter cupcake recipe :-)
Easter Main Courses
Grilled Lamb Chops with Rosemary, Mustard and Garlic - That Skinny Chick Can Bake!
Tangerine Glazed Easter Ham - Tyler Florence & Food Network
Roasted Asparagus with Grated Parmesan - Kitchen Groovy
Three Cheese Potato Gratin - Kitchen Groovy
Buttery New Potatoes with Parsley - Drick's Rambling Cafe
Orange and Honey Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans - Simply Healthy Family
Peeps On A Pond - My Kids Eat Candy
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars - Ryan Bakes
Chick and Egg Cupcakes - Kitchen Groovy (recipe to come, I promise!!)
As always, enjoy and LIVE with gusto!