I keep looking at my blog page, and I know I have to update it – no more snowflakes! I also could add more to the right sidebar. But, little by little, I’ll get it done. Then there’s the house. I let the little guy start taking out some Easter decorations, but he was more interested in looking at them than putting them on display. I need to get the house full of flowers – real and silk. That always perks things up! Today is a dreary, wet day, so, I think I’ll at least line up some of my silk flowers to brighten the inside. I have two big brandy snifters that I want to fill with pastel eggs [not real] and place on the mantle. The little bisque eggs and rabbits will go out next week. Soon, everything will look spring-like in here. (I heard that there’s a possibility we may get snow on Easter, but I’m trying to wish that away!)
Then there are the dinners! Last night’s was easy peasy, and the boys still loved it. I got very thin, boneless, skinless chicken breasts. (I think they’re called ‘paillards.’) Then I mixed some mayo and mustard in a bowl and spread it on the chicken. I crushed some regular pretzels in the food processor and rolled the chicken in the crumbs to coat them. Because they’re thin, they only required twenty minutes in a 350° oven. I just had pasta and salad with it. My one son has begun his marathon training, so he limits his diet, but there was enough for him to choose.
Tomorrow, I’ll get started on the next Sunday birthday dinner for my other son. He wants lamb, which I really don’t like. I’ll get a roast for the boys and serve it with garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a romaine and spinach salad. My younger son is picking up the cake from a bakery I like in Philly. My daughter and I have opted for a veggie stir fry. I won’t have a lot of advance work, but I’ll do ahead whatever I can.
I have my list started for the following week, and I’m trying to spread things out. Easter dinner will be big, and I’ll have as many as twelve at the table, but I’ll gladly accept help! Baking will come first, so my husband can help with that. I’ll plan the rest at a later time. Today, I rest.
Since Villanova was ousted from the NCAA championships, my husband is less interested in watching the games, but I’ll convince him to do so, and then I’ll relax with my reading. By tomorrow, I’ll be back to work, but once again, today is my resting day!