Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Easter Celebration

Did everyone have a great Easter?  We sure had a good day with family.  It was especially good because our niece that lives in Texas was home for a weekend visit.  It's always good to see her again and this year she brought some Texas treats for us...

First of all, she brought along 6 dozen Easter eggs for the girls to find (her nieces, our great-nieces). What a beautiful day outside for the girls to be able to hunt for eggs.  This is Olivia hunting for eggs.
 Now these were not just ordinary eggs (although they looked like it!)  It's a good thing it was a nice day outside because these eggs were all filled with confetti.  The girls (and the big boys-my husband and his brother) really got into breaking these over everyone's heads.  Here is Morgan breaking an egg over Erica's head.
 Here is Morgan covered with confetti.  There was not a one of us that wasn't confetti covered by the end of the afternoon!
The other treat Erica fixed for us was stuffed jalapeno peppers.  Now if you know me, you know that I am a baby when it comes to hot/spicy foods.  It was hesitant to try them, but Erica assured me that they aren't hot.  Guess what?  They were wonderful!  She even had to bring along this tray to make them in.  Isn't that great?  Here is her recipe for making them (although, I don't quite know how you would stand them up without the tray?? maybe mini muffin pans??)  She also said they are really good when made on the grill.

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Cut tops off of peppers and scoop out insides.

Fry up about 1 pound of breakfast sausage and mix with 1 package of cream cheese.

Stuff mixture into peppers and top with a slice of bacon (use toothpicks to hold them together).

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until bacon is done.


How was that for an easy recipe?  I will have to try this out sometime.  Erica assured me that it really is that easy!  Let me know if you try them out and what you think.

Happy Scrappin'

1 comment:

  1. Your pictures are adorable. Wouldn't you know that Texas would make a platter specifically for Texas-style food!