Today’s rewind will be short and sweet, because I am exhausted and I have a million things to do to prepare for tomorrow. (Not a good combination!) I had yesterday off, and when I got out of bed at 7:30am, I decided maybe I should straighten up my room a little. I then proceeded to tear apart my entire apartment in an epic fit of spring cleaning. My props are now neatly stacked on an actual shelf. My scarves and sunglasses have been arranged in colorful, rainbow order. Those barely-visible-until-you-stand-on-a-chair cobwebs in the ceiling corners are no more. The entire day flew by. Before I knew it, it was 4:00pm, and I hadn’t paused once. Not for morning coffee. Not for food. Not for Easter shopping (which I had originally planned on doing in the morning). I then devoured a cold, leftover burrito half and washed it down with a beer, and all I wanted to do was take a nap. But I drank an espresso instead, and I just felt weird and crazy. I got up at 6:30am today, despite still feeling rather exhausted (and achy). Then I accidentally taught my cat to high-five this morning and considered just going back to bed, because the day is clearly just going to be downhill from here. But, tomorrow is Easter, and I’m hosting, and I’m psyched! So I just wanted to say hey and give you guys a little run-down of my menu. And I’d love to hear what you’re planning too!
Appetizers: fresh baguette slices, topped two ways — homemade butter, sea salt, and radishes // whipped feta, rosemary, walnuts, and pear-infused honey
Dinner: AB’s city ham // scalloped potatoes // asparagus galette with ricotta, parm, greek yogurt, and pickled mustard seeds // crustless quiche lorraine (I’m not sure if going crustless with this is semi-blasphemous, but I really didn’t want two things in a crust. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with custard and lardons, crust or not, right?) // sauteed green beans with almonds, lemon, and parmesan
Dessert: IF I’m feeling ambitious, I’m going to make the super spring layer cake of my dreams — lemon cake with raspberry jam and hibiscus-infused frosting. If not, probably just a pie of some sort.
Drinks: mimosas (either orange or grapefruit). I’m being lazy with this one, but I think I deserve to be. :)
I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!