Easter Brunch

Instead of doing the usual Easter dinner this year I thought we’d do a fun Easter brunch instead. Since it was Saturday when I decided to do this and Easter was Sunday I hopped right on to Pinterest and made a page using groceries I had at home and a couple of fun things I found at the store.   

 Here’s the link to my Pinterest ‘Easter Brunch’ board.

Easter Brunch
I usually like to get creative and put my own spin on things so I followed everything loosely. It’s still nice to have some sort of plan though!

  
The asparagus and eggs was pretty and very fast and simple. I added the ham trimmings from the Ham and Watercress sandwiches for a little extra flavor. 

I cut a package of Strawberries up and put them in a pretty bowl. Done. 

  
The organic carrots were extra special with the pretty greens still on them. (I asked everyone to save the tops for our smoothies this week) I peeled and washed them and put them on a glass plate. Whala!

For the deviled eggs I used a recipe from my pins. Again I didn’t follow it exactly. They still turned out delicious. 

Real Life Dinner Classic Deviled Eggs

  
Smoked Salmon and capers went on a China plate. Finished and delicious!

To round everything out I made ham and cress sandwiches and sliced up a baguette. I put the sliced up baguette under the broiler for a minute or so to warm it and bring out the smells of home and goodness. 

We  drank tea, ate wholesome simple food and read our Bibles. Perfection. (Or as close as we get)
 

Happy Trails

I’ve been feeling particularly anxious lately so I have been trying to make a point to get to the gym and do Yoga in the mornings. Tonight the afternoon schedule was all over the place but I did have about 45 minutes to get on the new elliptical machine at the gym.  

I put that thing on ‘Fat Burner’ and gave myself 30 minutes to get some oxygen moving through my body and all the jumbled thoughts going in a straight line again. 

The TV just happened to be on a Roy Rogers episode and I realized I’ve never watched a full episode of Roy Rogers!  I was always more of a ‘Bonanza’ fan.  I didn’t throw my headphones in my bag this morning so I watched half heartedly while I twirled those pedals whole heartedly. 

I couldn’t help but feel joy when I left the gym to the happy faces of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans  singing “happy trails to you… ‘Till we meet again!!!”

Sometimes it’s the little things….

Honey and Lemon Tea

It started as a tickle, then grew to a slight hurt then I didn’t want to say “Barley” because it hurt my throat. I don’t think I’ve talked to a person in the last few weeks that hasn’t been sick so it was inevitable but I’m hoping this whole thing doesn’t get any worse so I’m pulling out my bag of home remedies. 

1.) Slippery Elm Bark in applesauce. (1 teaspoon to 1/4 cup)

2.) Chicken Noodle soup

3.) Rest

4.) Honey, Lemon and fresh grated cinnamon tea

Here’s how I make mine;

 

Gather a lemon(washed), cinnamon stick, raw honey, hot water  
 
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into tea cup. 

 
Grate the cinnamon stick with a micro plane into teacup  

   
Just until it looks like it’ll taste good but not be overly strong. 

Put a big tablespoon of honey in with everything else.    
Top with hot water, stir and sip slowly. Preferably in front of a “Golden Girls” episode. 

Meditation

Whether I choose Praying, Yoga, sitting in the grass with my bare feet, scratching a mini donkey behind the ears or making food to nourish my family. Practicing mindfulness is the most important thing I do each day. Some days I only have a few minutes even those minutes help me feel ‘in tune’ with my true self. And I think it helps me see opportunities to enrich the lives of those around me.  http://colleensaidmanyee.com