If you were celebrating, I hope you had a great Easter weekend. I went to my hometown for the weekend and even took Monday off of work so I could get a full day of QT with them on Sunday. Since I travel through 3 cities to get between my hometown (Greenville, SC) and work (NYC), via Charlotte, it takes several hours. But it’s worth it!
Here are my eats from Easter 2017. As I was reviewing the photos, I noticed my vegetable intake was a little lower than I normally do. But, while I used to stress out about all the things I was eating, I’m more about looking at the bigger picture. No more negative feelings over food. Sometimes you eat a bowl full of vegetables and sometimes you eat a bunch of Easter celebration foods. What I really remember about the weekend is smiles and hugs from family and eating really delicious meals with food made with love.
Filipino Easter Foods
Sis carved this pretty watermelon bowl, complete with watermelon balls inside.
And mom whipped up an informal Filipino Easter celebration meal. She said there aren’t traditional Easter foods in the Philippines. They eat general Filipino party foods, like the pancit in the photo above.
Sis also made sio pao filled with pork adobo. I always thought Sis invented this. But mom told us that they eat sio pao (which I thought was a Chinese food) in the Philippines. And they even put pork adobo in it sometimes. Who knew?!
And the dessert was a’plenty: Filipino sweet rice, my favorite cookies (Chocolate chip by The Chocolate Shoppe – thanks Sis!), and watermelon.
We also enjoyed another Easter meal at my sister’s mother-in-law’s house. And Bailey got to come too!
We had a mix of all kinds of foods. Mom and sis made lumpia and banana spring rolls.
This stuff is addicting!
And V cooked a big pot of traditional Cajun rice and beans for us. It was so flavorful and delicious. I’ve never had authentic rice and beans, so this was a treat!
And we got to enjoy this light cheesecake dessert topped with strawberries. Yum!
Another great Easter in the books!
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