Monday, April 9, 2012


Happy Easter Monday!
It's hard to believe that Easter has come and gone. I love Easter weekend - I love that there is usually a 4 day weekend, there's usually lots of chocolate, friends and family, spring is here summer is just around the corner.

We had a pretty lovely weekend around here. We hung out together. We went to some friends for a hockey game and dinner. I had a hard workout with my friend, Tanya, aka El Diablo. WE did brunch with my mom at The Empress. I had a nap. We had lots of dog walks. We went to friends for an Appy Party - good friends and such good food.

For the Appy Party - I made chicken tacos with a peach cilantro salsa - I have made it before. You can check it out HERE.

Maegan's daughter was the Judge for the night - picking the best appy. Her son was one of the key testers and had the most poetic things to say about the food that he was tasting. After he had a bite of the chicken taco, he said, and I quote: "I wish I was dreaming. And in my dream I was prancing through a field of tacos". Chris rates my food - and I love it when I get a 5 - but pretty sure that this was the best compliment ever.

Our friend Sara, made the most delicious dessert. A pound cake with fresh strawberries and Lemon Curd. Oh my. Deelish. Maegan's son's comment for her dish was: "I wish that I was in a bed of strawberries and the lemon curd was my blanket". I was wishing the same thing. Well sort of. He said it way more poetically than I did. What I was actually thinking was - I wish that no one was here right at this moment, and I would grab a straw and guzzle all of that lemon curd". But, I am ladylike - so I just decided drizzle a wee bit on some strawberries and a piece of the pound cake.

If you are interested in trying lemon curd - although this isn't Sara's recipe - it was quite deelish when I made this last year.

So we whipped up a turkey on Friday. Really - like it took no time at all. It was just a small 10 pounder. We did the usual mashed potatoes. And then we had far too many leftover. So, for tonight, I tried to do something a little different. Super easy - and quite tasty.


Mashed Potato Balls

2-3 cups of mashed potatoes
1 pack of shake and bake - crispy

Pre-heat the oven to 400.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Form the mashed potatoes into balls - about the size of golf balls. Add one of the mashed potato balls at a time to the shake and bake coating - and coat it generously.


Bake for 50 minutes.

The outside will be so nice and crispy and the inside will be so light and fluffy.


These were really quite tasty. And I know that many of you are probably thinking that you will never have Shake and Bake on hand - to be honest I am not really sure why I had it in the cupboard. It may be from C's cooking fest - that's one of his specialties - chicken with shake and bake and a bunch of veggies.

Alright - it's Monday night - it's time to wind down from a lovely weekend and plan for a lovely week.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Cheryl, for treating me to brunch, it was deelish. You are the greatest, Mom