Tuesday, April 23, 2019

I try not to use paper products too much and do a pretty good job, but I like to buy some for the holidays. These were a Kroger find and I thought they were so cute!  Our meal was at dinnertime and just the four of us this year.  

 

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Once we discovered Sister Schubert’s rolls, there was no turning back.  We have these for every holiday on both sides of the family. They are in the grocery freezer section and there are also ones for breakfast with sausage inside and cinnamon rolls.  I have only tried the cinnamon rolls and they are to die for!  

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The asparagus was perfectly in season and just the right size to turn out perfect in the oven for about 20 minutes at 400.  I turned on the broiler on low for a couple minutes at the end.   It has a bit of EVOO, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  

I bought a medley of potatoes and boiled them for 20 minutes and then put them under the broiler for 5 minutes. 

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And, I bought a small Private Selection Kroger brand honey ham and it was really good. 

It made me think – why do lots of people only eat this meal on Easter?  This is a super easy weeknight meal – ham is already cooked, green beans or any green veg, and any type of tater. Done and done.  You can have this once a week.  There are so many easy meals like this but it’s important to keep a list or you will forget!  

I also decided to make a bundt cake. I ate pretty well Friday and Saturday but decided to not count on Sunday and just enjoy.  I only ate one piece of Easter candy but I did have cake, of course!  

Sunday night I used my yellow polish the Easter bunny gave me.  

And, who am I?  Yesterday (Monday) morning I went to the gym at 5:00.  I told myself that I only had to do 20 minutes on the elliptical, but I made it 30 minutes.   Eventually I want to do weights,too, but for now I will try to do cardio.  I was home by 5:45 and still had one cup of coffee and my blogs.  My Dad was an avid exerciser and always said the hardest part of an exercise routine was the first step out the door.  

Well, this has been random! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy

 

 

14 thoughts on “Easter and Stuff

  1. Thanks for the food inspo! Asparagus in the oven – nice, and what a good idea to broil the potatoes for a while! I always have a hard time with the oven when I’m in your country… maybe I’ll ask you for help this summer!
    Good job with the gym!!! I’ve spent half my life in the gym (literally!), working as a group fitness instructor, but I quit two years ago, it just wasn’t fun anymore. But I’m still a firm believer in gym training!

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    1. Thanks – of course I will give you tips this summer. I’m sure it’s a learning curve to figure out times and temperature differences. I’m more of an outdoor exerciser but it is too dark at 5:00!

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  2. If I don’t exercise first thing in the morning during the week, it just won’t happen at all. If it makes you feel any better, I have to be DONE by 5am…

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  3. I’m coming to your house for dinner 😉
    Your dad was right! I’ve been an active person now for quiet some time that its become a habit, like brushing my hair and teeth. But I remember those days before and that truly was the hardest part. BUT once you’ve done that, it just kind of seems to develop a life of its own. High Five on your 30 mins!

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  4. I would often do a morning workout AND read my blogs before school. I don’t even know who I was back then lol.
    I have asparagus, so I might try roasting it. I usually do a tomato/asparagus salad with balsamic glaze.

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    1. Wow! My sisters and I always talk about how much we manage to get done on a school day versus a summer day. You look up and it’s 10 and haven’t done anything worth noting!
      That salad sounds amazing! I put balsamic glaze on my Brussels sprouts so I always have it. I haven’t figured out the WW points value for it yet so haven’t used it in a while. Thanks for the idea!

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