This was the sort of weekend where you stay so busy you aren’t really sure it ever happened.
Not that I’m complaining – catering and cupcakes iced with a little chillaxing is a good time.
This week I am looking forward to sharing some fun new recipes with you, but for today I’ll stick to the highlights. Here is the Top 5 from a weekend so crazy that I was in bed by 11p last night (that’s unheard of for me).
1. Say Cheese
Though I spent a lot of time prepping Saturday’s catering gig, I took a little break to make a hummus, veggie, and cheese board.
A wandering afternoon in the cheese department
while was supposed to be catering-shopping lead to the discovery of a new favorite cheese. Mitica Quadrello di Bufala (buffalo’s milk cheese).
I’m not ashamed to admit… I couldn’t stay vegan for the love of cheese.
2. Wedding Shower Catering
This was my second “official” catering job and it went really well. The event was a was a joint wedding shower for a bride and groom. I was asked to come up with a “Southern” menu for ~30 people.
On the Menu:
- Chipotle Roasted Corn Hummus (remember this from last summer?) with veggies and chips
- Spring Endive Boats
- Caper and Chive Deviled Eggs
- Mac ‘n Cheese Minis
- Whiskey BBQ Turkey Sliders
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting
If it’s any indication of success, there was hardly any food leftover. 🙂
Recipes coming throughout the week!
3. Easter Bunny
Sunday I woke up still exhausted from the previous day’s catering; however, I was energized by the fact that the Easter Bunny had come!
I will always spend the night at my mom’s on holidays.
4. Poolside Mimosas
A girl’s day by the pool with my mom and baby sister was just what I needed. That and a tasty mimosa.
We laid out, talked, and ate a poolside Easter lunch of watermelon salad, endive salad, pretzel bread, carrot soufflé, and mac ‘n cheese. I was too busy chillaxing to take pics of any of it. #fail
5. More Cupcakes
4 dozen Chocolate-Nutella cupcakes in one weekend clearly wasn’t enough. We came in from the pool and wanted something sweet. Being a good kid, I whipped up some vanilla bean cupcakes to go with the last but of Nutella icing.
This recipe will be coming soon!
This week I was all about the P90X. I’m still not following the prescribed program, but I did a workout with Tony Horton just about every day this week. Good thing because my diet was abysmal.
Workout Recap (4/2 – 4/8):
- Monday – P90X Shoulders/Arms, Ab Ripper X
- Tuesday – This Tuesday Trainer Tabata workout from Lindsay (50 sec work, 10 secs rest, 2x), 6 min plank rotation, 100 push-ups
- Wednesday – P90X Tris/Chest, Ab Ripper X
- Thursday – P90X Cardio X, 100 push-ups
- Friday – P90X Biceps/Back, Ab Ripper X
- Saturday – 100 push-ups, 90 squats, rest/cater
- Sunday – P90X Plyo, 100 push-ups
Many of you guessed the right answer, but for the wrong reason. I have NEVER eaten octopus. The tentacles creep me out.
Did the Easter Bunny come visit you?
What food prevents you from ever going vegan/vegetarian, or – if you are vegan/vegetarian – what food was hardest for you to stop eating?