Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Leftover Easter Ham and Egg Casserole Recipe

Easter has come and gone and you are left with a pound (or three…) of ham. It was just two of us this Easter dinner, since our toddler is still an extremely picky eater and our infant is just now managing pureed vegetables. I bought the smallest ham I could find, but it was still 4 pounds of meat. Sunday’s Easter dinner was delicious, with honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, and spiced peaches. The next day’s lunch and dinner of ham and mashed potatoes, and then ham, smothered in honey dijon to camouflage the taste, and cheesy potatoes were equally filling, though not as satisfying. And now it’s Tuesday, and I still have at least four days of ham left in my fridge and a spouse traveling for work. I despise throwing away food so it is up to me to polish off this ham. And, I am already sick of it. In comes my delicious, palate saving, Leftover Easter Ham and Egg Casserole Recipe. Continue reading

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Fun Easter Celebrations for the Family

We have had more fun this weekend enjoying Easter themed activities together. It is so easy and requires very little additional effort to Google local events in your own area. But, if your family is more home-oriented, or you have guests in town, there are several at-home activities to choose from as well. Whether you choose local or home events this Holiday season, just be sure to include fun Easter celebrations for the family as a whole, in addition to activities geared towards different age groups. Do not forget that this weekend is for everyone’s enjoyment and spiritual well-being. Continue reading

Baskets for small children

Perfect Easter Baskets for Small Children

Just in case the Easter Bunny needs a little assistance in choosing sussies (small surprises) for my children’s baskets this year, I did a little research and store patrolling to see what items were available that have a little Easter flare. My girls are at a wonderful, but difficult age for stocking an Easter Basket, as His-Bunniness surely already knows. Small candies, gum and chocolates are still not an option in our household. Same goes for most art supplies. However, at any age, you cannot go wrong with Easter books, crayons, coloring books, hopping toys, stuffed animals, bubbles, bouncing balls, and toys. My girls are 27 months and 8 months and a joyful handful. I picked out a few items that I would love for the Bunny to bring them this Easter Sunday. In my opinion, the perfect easter baskets for small children should contain an assortment of themed goodies. Now, I believe that the HOLY-day should be put back in our Holidays, so I looked into Jesus themed coloring books and board books, but I felt like the coloring books were much too advanced for my two year old to enjoy and we already have our fare share of religious board books. So, these items are not included in the photographs below. But, I do highly recommend such items for your Easter baskets. The options below are selected to fit inside a traditional, small/medium sized Easter basket. Continue reading