I’m sorry that this post is going up so late. I just was caught up in things here and there. But I finally pushed myself to write, and for the bloggers out there, it isn’t easy.
I guess my dad wanted to stick with the dinner theme (Easter, if you haven’t noticed) and kind of (I guess) decorate the house. The big (Kinder Surprise) Easter egg was for Juliette (my cousin’s daughter). We spoil her (a lot), as you can see. I don’t remember my dad giving me that big of an egg, although he claims that he has, just when I was younger.
If you have been reading some of my latest post, I said that flowers are one thing that adds something more to family dinners. Fresh flowers can be expensive, but it can never hurt to have them around once in a while.
I guess my family’s not really into appetizers for guest entertaining. Or we always serve the same snacks. Starting with the bottom left and going clockwise: wasabi peas (almost available in most grocery stores or bulk food stores), chocolate wafers, dried cranberries and dried ginger (from Trader Joe’s).
My own twist on Martha Steward’s Peas with Spinach and Bacon in Lettuce Cups. Obviously, I decided not to have lettuce wraps and substituted the spinach with broccoli heads.
Martha Steward’s Muffin-Pan Potatoes Gratins. Click here to see my post of this recipe.
Another twist on Martha Steward’s Wild and Brown Rice Salad. Aside from using basmati rice (instead of brown), I basically followed the recipe (I usually don’t!).
Dennis recreated my aunt’s stuffing. I honestly don’t know what’s in there.
Coleslaw from the show, The Main (Food Network Canada). I’ve tried so many coleslaw recipes and this seems to satisfy my dad’s taste.
Click here to read how I made these dough bread buns.
Dennis also made dessert (although he can’t have it). Split pea pudding with coconut. It’s really simple to make but it contains a lot of corn flour. Maybe not the greatest choice in dessert. My dad is always complaining to my mom about not making this for him.
These are called Chocolate Chip Clouds (by Skinny Taste). It’s basically egg whites (like a meringue) but stickier when bit into and filled with chocolate chips.Surprisingly, I kinda fancy them (British term for ‘like’) cause I love chewy food.
My other cousin chose to make brownies. Everyone was asking her for the recipe but she just bought a box of mix to make the brownies. Either way, delicious.
There was more food than I have documented here. I forgot to take photos of them, because I was just too busy that day.
*The recipes used above does no belong to me and have been used for leisure purposes.