I made the Easter baskets tonight and now I feel like a stuffed pig. It’s really my first nibbles at the Easter Candy. Thankfully I only bought one bag of jelly beans (which I don’t even like) and one bag of chocolate eggs. That’s it. The rest of the basket is filled with trinket toys, play dough and lots of fun little gifts. SO much better then a basket of candy in my opinion.
So tomorrow the guests start to arrive. I’m TOTALLY not ready. But I’m getting there. The baskets are done. I’ve been prepping vegetables all day. And I’m starting a cool yelatin (no, it’s not a typo it’s my new favorite dessert!) mold with a bunch of festive colors. My plan is to serve it with fruit and cool whip for a fun light dessert. As for dinner, I’m going half traditional, half Italian. It’s kind of a family tradition. I’m starting with some Zucchini & Red Pepper Salad with Spinach “Pesto” as an antipasta type salad. Then it’s traditional stuffed shells made with my homemade sauce, turkey sausage and turkey meatballs. Of course I’m using reduced fat cheese for the shells, not that anyone ever notices. My other main course this year is Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots and I’m serving a side of Roasted Margarita Asparagus.
There you have it, an “on plan” holiday dinner menu. Now if I can only stick by the veggie tray instead of the candy, cheese and crackers, I’ll be set!
Anyone else have big plans this weekend? Maybe some that don’t revolve around food?!? :~P