How was everyones Easter weekend?!?!?! I feel like a bad blogger, not updating since yesterday morning! Sheesh. Partook (is that a word) in several Easter shenanigans, starting with last nights Easter party. Look at this cake and tell me you aren’t instantly in lurv.
Oh Mr. Bunny Cake….you are too cute, how could anyone eat you?!?!?!
He tasted as good as he looked!
First, however, it was time to get down to some business, there were eggs to be colored, people!
Egg-antics work up quite the appetite, and it was time for:
Had two slices of a pesto/pepper pie, and a nice big salad!
There may have been a sprinkling or nine of red pepper flakes. ;-)
Time for random blog photo shoot time!
Did I mention that the bunny kept staring at me.
I had to take him down.
Had to take care of business!
I also got to introduce my friends to the wondermous that IS Veggie Booty!
We emptied the bag pretty quick, so I am guessing it was somewhat successful. ;-)
After a night full of Easter fun it was time to head home and zonk out for the night. Normally, Sunday morning means one thing….Cracker Barrel! (or “The Barrel”…right, Gina?!?!) However since we were having an early Easter lunch, I opted for a simple bowl of cereal with a nana.
Cheetah Bowl = fun times.
When lunch did roll around it was the typical Southern classics:
Here are some Blogger Boy tips for avoiding a buffet-scenario caloric disaster:
- Small portions. There is always a tendency to want to try it all. If you feel like this, do it….just get smaller portions.
- Go Green. If it all possible (this time I had little option) go green and load up on veggies
- Don’t “Hover”. Make a plate, and stick to it. A nibble here and there doesn’t seem like much…but do this over the course of an hour while chatting it up, and you can quickly go overboard!
Dessert was present, and I sampled both cakes…but smallllll pieces, and added some fruit for balance.
It was just enough so I felt satisfied….but didn’t have the miserable, overly stuffed, instant regret feeling. At the end of the day, it just isn’t worth it. You can totally survive situations like this by just sticking to the simple guidelines. Don’t over do it. EVERYTHING in moderation!
Which brings me to another point.
40 days ago I gave up all meats for Lent. Today was the day it was over, and look what was staring me down:
Gotta say though, I have felt better in these past 40 days than I have in a while. Could it all be in my head??? Sure. Point is, I felt/feel good and have decided to continue on the no meat quest. Am I saying that I am absolutely 100% vegetarian??? Nope. I don’t think there is anything wrong with nice lean meats like chicken or salmon. However, I simply have not missed meat in the least bit! I feel like if you can get healthy alternative sources of protein, then go for it! The more the merrier.
How did everyone else’s Lent give-ups go???
Since lunch provided to be somewhat of a carb/sugar overloard….I wanted a nice cold smoothie for dinner. Add to the fact that I went on a nice long 5 mile HOT walk with my pal Susan. Something about this hot weather…I am already getting smoothie fever hardcore. It was time for the Green Monster!
This bad boy had:
- 2 Cups Spinach
- 2 TBSP Chia Seeds
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
With some oats sprinkled on top for good measure.
Mmmmmmm, green goodness.
Topped the night off with a trip to the bizzle, for the standard iced coffee.
Great end to a great weekend.
Sorry for the massive update/overload. Normal life/blogging will resume tomorrow. I hope everyone had an amazing couple of days!!! Monday…why must you show up so soon?!?!
Heres want I want to know in a nutshell:
- Did you give up anything for Lent, if so what/how did it go?
- Did you splurge on some yummy holiday treats?
- What is your FAVORITE Easter candy?