i thought i'd share a few pics and recipes from this past easter weekend.
some of you may recall the avocado pie my bud informed us about last year. i finally tried it, and let me say, it's my new go-to dessert. 4 ingredients. 10 minutes prep. no baking. SNAP!
then juice them (1/3 cup).
mash up 2 whole ones of these.
mix them with one can of condensed milk.
put the mix into one of these pre-made (don't do chocolate though - too cocoay and dry).
chill it for 4 + hours.
tastes like heaven.
meyer lemons? try liar lemons! supposedly these "innocuous" fruits are supposed to look like lemons, smell like lemons, and taste like lemons without the sourness. LIES! sure you might peel these suckers like a mandarin orange, but everything else about them is bitter - like me.
plums, blackberries and starfruit. a hit with the nephew...and no one else.
the infamous "pail".
the breakfast of champions...and barry's family.
dinner was not for the faint of heart. case in point: carrots smothered in butter.
world's best stuffing (carb treat #1). notice the glorious sultana gems.
carb treat #2: potatoes...smothered in butter.
nalisnyky: carb treat #3 (with some farm cottage thrown in for good measure).
carb treat #4 (because there's no such thing as too many carbs): holubtsi.
my brined turkey (brined with apples, brown sugar, onions, 1/4 cup salt, garlic, cinnamon, and fresh rosemary, thyme and sage).
we overcooked it.
and finally, what's easter without the food equivalent to crack: farm cottage cheese.