Good Monday, everyone! For those of you who celebrate Easter, I hope it was a wonderful day full of family and friends and whatever else your traditions entail. In our family, we typically go to brunch or have the entire family together to have Easter dinner. There really aren’t small kids in our family any more so we haven’t done an Easter egg hunt or anything like that in years. But even without that, I love our tradition of basically eating food to celebrate the holiday.
Unfortunately, we have been living in Philadelphia for going on 3 years, and we couldn’t be home for any Easter Sundays thus far. The first two Easters that we spent here, I was working in the emergency department all day so didn’t get to do anything besides pop a little chocolate in my mouth. But yesterday was different and much better!
Yesterday was the first time Mr. Foodie and I had our own Easter to celebrate. I woke up early to get breakfast started, while Mr. Foodie sleep in. He was up the night before until 1:15AM (!!!) playing video games (inFAMOUS Second Son, if you were wondering). While he slept I got my cooking on! Here is a recap of what we ate for Easter Sunday:
I made this spinach and gruyère quiche. I didn’t deviate from the recipe at all so I put the link there. It was absolutely delicious. I’ve had quiches before but have never ventured into making one myself. If you have never made one, have no fear because it is ludicrously easy but looks so fancy and tastes so good! This has been added to my mental list of breakfast treats for holidays and special occasions.
More quiche! Seriously. We just finished off what we didn’t eat at breakfast. It was that yummy. This was also a nice way to break up the day of cooking so that I could actually have some relaxation time instead of all my time being spent in the kitchen.
Our dinner consisted of roasted asparagus, rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes, this vegan Celebration Roast by Field Roast, and onion rolls from Winnie’s Le Bus in Manayunk. It was a filling meal for sure. If you have never tried the Celebration Roast, then you must! I insist. Buy it for your next special dinner because it really is delicious. For us, it is similar to the Thanksgiving Tofurky in that it lets us forget for a moment that we are not eating meat. It is hearty, filling, and savory. Just what you want for a main course in a traditional meal.
And finally, because it was a holiday we treated ourselves to dessert from Sweet Elizabeth’s in Manayunk. I had the 3 Best Friend’s Cupcake and Mr. Foodie had some sort of fancy cheesecake. My cupcake was chocolate chip batter with caramel filling and buttercream frosting. Mmmmmm. Sorry there are no pictures but I was tired by the time we had dessert and it looked so good that we gobbled them right up!
*I cannot spell to save my life so desert versus dessert is always a challenge. I found the secret to remembering which is which here! Just keep thinking that you always want seconds of a super tasty dessert.