I want to start this post out with a shout out to Shelby and her incredible efforts in her indoor drum line escapades this winter. Girl decided she wanted to be on the winter drum line (which isn't too far fetched considering that if I decided I was going to be on the drum line, the experience of teaching me would be akin to teaching an elephant to fly) and then taught herself how to play the marimba and off she went to local and state competitions. Talk about raw talent and determination. Overall, the Pride of AHS Indoor Drum Line earned 9th at state, and wracked up a few 1st's throughout their season. Congrats Shelby!
As promised, here is part three to Shelby and my's epic Easter weekend. We spend Sunday with our grandparents, preparing Easter dinner, catching up on school and graduation plans (since Shelby and I both will be walking the big walk this May), and of course surrounded with wonderful, wholesome food. Shelby took all these pictures for me, so feast your eyes and enjoy!
|One of our apetizers - along with Spinach Artichoke dip with beer bread (which you can see here) we served artisan crackers with fig jam and assorted cheeses.|
|Now on to dinner time! We roast a ham for Easter, glazed with brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and orange marmalade. The delicious crust that results is the best part!|
|We added this side dish to our traditional spread this year. Roasted asparagus with an orange balsamic vinaigrette, topped with toasted pecans. Delish!|
|Shelby's favorite! Scalloped pineapple - a concoction that is essentially a pineapple bread pudding.|
|Parsley mashed potatoes. Every holiday I seem to be made mashed potato queen, so every time I try to mix it up a bit.|
|Green beans, stewed with lots of ham and onions.|
|No Easter dinner is complete without deviled eggs! Ours are of a traditional breed, with creamy yellow centers and a tangy vinegar zip.|
|Seven layer salad - no longer in layers. Salad greens, peas, green onion, mayonnaise, a sprinkling of sugar, Cheddar cheese, and chopped bacon. That's it!|
|Our whole Easter dinner table, complete with pastel place settings - very Easter-esque indeed.|
|Our dessert selection. How freaking cute is the cupcake tower complete with chocolate eggs?!|
|Strawberry Angle Food Cake, one of my mom's favorites, finished with a dollop of additional whipped cream of course!|
|Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. How adorable is this plating?!|