..with all the frills upon it
You’ll be the grandest lady
in the Easter parade.
That’s the song my grandma used to sing to us every Easter when my mom’s family got together for a massive Easter egg hunt. It was stuck in my head all day yesterday. I must say though, this little lady was the grandest:
I was so excited to share photos of the Easter dinner we hosted at our house, but I completely flaked on pictures (again) because I got so wrapped up in playing hostess. Our guests were my in-laws and sister-in-law. My parents were supposed to come, but my dad called earlier in the morning to say my mom had a rough night and was just too exhausted to make the trip. That put a bit of a damper on the day for me because I was looking forward to seeing them. We still had a delicious meal of ham, salad, potato casserole (a la my mother in law) and white chocolate amaretto cheesecake (a la my sister-in-law). The highlight of the day for me was sitting on the porch and soaking up the beautiful weather while drinking coffee and chatting.
Since I don’t have pictures to share, I decided to update y’all on some new eats (and drinks) I’ve tried recently. I purchased all three of these products on my own. I am not affiliated with any of the companies who make these products and I have not been paid or compensated for my reviews.
I really liked these. Crunchy and delicious. The cookie part reminded me more of a graham cracker than a traditional animal cracker. There was just the right amount of chocolate to get my fix without making them overly sweet. Their animal shapes are really fun and it made me feel like a kid again. The monkey was my favorite. 🙂 These cookies are vegan and I could pronounce everything on the ingredient list, although there were a few things that weren’t entirely natural. Each serving of 10 cookies is 120 calories, 4g of fat (no saturated, no trans), 0g cholesterol, 8g of sugar and 19g of carbs. Overall, a decent snack when you’re looking for something sweet. A little on the pricey side, but I’d buy them again if they were on sale.
My husband and I were searching for a riesling at Sam’s Club and this was the only one we could find. I’m not a big fan of overly sweet wines so I was nervous when the label said “Sweet Riesling.” I was pleasantly surprised. This wine was absolutely delicious. It’s sweet, but in a crisp way rather than a syrupy sweetness. The flavor is very fruity and refreshing. To top it all off, the price is very reasonable. We paid $8.99 and will absolutely be buying this again. The company’s website recommends this as a pairing for spicy foods. That sounds perfect to me, but so does just enjoying a bottle by itself in the evening. 🙂
Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Chicken Sausage (Spinach & Asiago)
First of all, I have to give a huge shoutout to Jenny from This Winding Road! I’ve been seeing these chicken sausages on her blog for sometime and they always look delicious. I commented on one of her posts about them and she was kind enough to e-mail me and let me know where she bought them and which varieties she preferred.
Thanks to her help, I decided to finally give them a try and I’m sooo glad that I did. My husband threw some on the grill for me last week while he was cooking brats for himself. Delicious! They’re full of flavor and a bit spicy, but not overpoweringly hot. Very, very juicy, but not at all greasy. While they taste great on their own, these sausages are also very versatile. So far I’ve tried them alone, in a wrap, in an omelette and in pasta sauce. They tasted great in every dish and I look forward to finding new ways to use them. This is a definite “buy again” and I’m looking forward to trying some of the other flavors.