Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter = Yummy Food!

Whew, what a day!  I must take a a moment today as I relax briefly now that the boys are in bed, to think about the real reason we celebrate Easter which is to remember and celebrate that our Savior, Jesus Christ 1) died for all of us and 2) that he was resurrected and lives!  I'm thankful to have the knowledge I do and am grateful for my Savior!

I wasn't able to go to church today, as Taylor has had a fever for going on 4 days now, which kind of makes my Easter Sunday seem a little "different".  Anyway, I enjoyed the day cooking and baking in the kitchen, in between playing with the kids with things they got for Easter, oh and picking up lots of plastic eggs and candy wrappers!  Sigh.   It was a good day.  I'll leave out the kid's fighting and throwing fits part--you're welcome. ; )

I found these two recipes in the April issue of Good Housekeeping.  I bought the magazine because Michael J. Fox is on the cover and I've always loved him!  Family Ties was one of the BEST 80's sitcoms and I even had posters of Michael on my walls way back when.  Great article about him and I can't wait to read his new book.  What a guy!  Oh, back to the veggies.  I thought their Easter menu in the magazine looks really good.   Today I made the Spring Garden Saute and Spring Pea Soup.  I followed the recipes exactly and they were both really good.

The sauteed veggies were great.  I had never had or made cooked radishes before and they were pretty good, but I love asparagus and sugar snap peas and they were certainly the star of the show.   

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I made the pea soup knowing that Kevin would have some just because I went to the trouble of making it, that the boys wouldn't really eat any of it and that I would really like it--and I did.  It even had two shallots in it--I know, the onion family.  I went ahead with it anyway, and even though I loathe onions and I did taste the shallots a bit, the soup was quite good.  This also had fresh mint leaves in it, which I've never cooked with.  All in all, it was a great meal with ham, low fat cheesy potato casserole, cooked carrots, the veggies and soup.  Mmmm.  I also made some yummy carrot cake cupcakes that I'll share with you another time soon.

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Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday!

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh, I hope Taylor feels better soon! I love the colors of the spring garden saute. I find myself craving veggies with the warm weather.

Megan said...

Sorry to hear that one of the boys isn't well! And on Easter Sunday - what a bummer.

Anyways, that's a tasty looking soup - I'll have to make that for David, he loves peas!

noble pig said...

They both look delicious. The soup especially! Glad your day went well and I hope your little one feels better soon.

Elyse said...

Happy Easter to you, Katrina! I hope that Taylor gets to feeling better soon. Poor baby. Those two dishes look completely fabulous! Mmm, I love asparagus!!

pinkstripes said...

Both dishes look delicious! I hope you had a good easter!

Nutrition Momma said...

I am totally going to make that veggie dish. I actually have a whole bag of sugar snap peas and was trying to think of new ways to use them. Thanks for the great recipes. And for looking at my blog. I love all your comments.

Eliana said...

The recipes look great - especially the soup.

Jenny said...

Katrina, will you please post the recipe for that yummy looking pea soup? It looks sooooo good. By the way, I'm a little behind on your blog, but I'm glad you guys made it back to Kansas safely too. I don't want to be in nursery if that cute Sam isn't there with me!