Getting away, even for a few days, makes a world of difference. I’ve been in D.C. for the last few days, first attending a conference and now staying with my mom. Getting away from home and life, getting out of my regular headspace, has really helped alleviate my recent stress like nothing else could probably. I’ve been able to shift my perspective a bit and get back to a center, where I stop fretting so much about the future.
My mom and I have devised a very nice Easter menu that focuses on simple preparations and the flavors of spring. Not being a religious person, for me Easter is a time to acknowledge the sun coming back out, new life and rebirth from the hibernation of winter (even though it doesn’t feel like spring around here — it actually snowed yesterday).
For me, the flavors of spring are simple and subtle: lemon, herbs, sweetly roasted garlic. Our Easter menu highlights these flavors:
- Deviled Eggs
- Avocado and Carrot Salad
- Roast Chicken with Garlic, Lemon and Rosemary
- Asparagus with Parmesan
- Herb-Roasted Potatoes
- Sourdough Bread (bakery-bought)
- Baby Brownies and Vanilla Ice Cream
As always, I’ll post the best recipes later. In the meantime, I hope you also are feeling renewed.
What are other folks having for Easter?
Celebration Food is having Niman Ranch ham and seafood lasagne.
Foodie Bride is also having roasted chicken.
And Delicious Days is whipping up some fun-looking last-minute Easter eggs.