I haven’t dyed Easter eggs in I’m going to guess 15 years. Why not get some friends together and go for it? And this time let’s do it with beer! A fun time for sure, and now I have breakfast/lunch for the better part of a week. I also got a Cadbury egg but I haven’t eaten it yet.
We’re not big on celebrating Easter but I will take advantage of making a nice meal for a Sunday evening. I’ve been searching for a good ham for weeks now. A local farm who does some ham ran out before we got there. I saw uncured ham at Trader Joe’s last week. When I went back yesterday they were sold out. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. I gave up on the ham quest and bought a grass-fed beef roast from a local farm yesterday. I’ll cook it rare with some garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and I’m sure it will be wonderful.
I also wanted to talk about my most recent side-dish discovery… vanilla mashed sweet potatoes. Although a google search tells me I’m not the first one to combine these ingredients, it’s worth restating because the hint of vanilla made these stand out as one of my favorites. To make them, add about a half cup of cream or coconut milk and about 1-2 tsp vanilla extract to about 4 cups of boiled sweet potatoes as you mash them up. I also added some grass-fed butter to make them a little bit richer. A touch of honey would also bring out the sweetness. A perfect addition to your Easter dinner.