I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. The weather in Georgia was unusually HOT, even for here. It was so nice to see the sun shining, though, and it made for a great Easter weekend. Spring has arrived!
Aside from a bout of thrush that seems to be getting better for Jude and worse for me [OUCH], our Easter was perfection. We put together Jude’s Easter basket from a variety of things we already had since God knows we don’t need anymore stuff. While I am sure this probably seems pretty cheap to some of you, he’s six months old; he has no idea what’s going on. Doing it for the sake of tradition, we didn’t want to purchase random stuffed animals and baby toys when we already have A LOT of things. I’ve been inspired by a number of blogs lately to simplify, simplify, simplify, and this was a good chance to do so. I did buy some Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo though. There’s that.
So after pretending to be surprised and excited about the Easter Bunny while Jude looked the other way, we had lunch with Scott’s family and dinner with mine and all in all had a good day of family fun. I made a delicious salad for our dinner get-together, and I’ll list the recipe at the bottom of this post. It was perfect for springtime, and I’ll definitely be making it again. The only thing yummier than my spinach-strawberry salad? Jude in his Easter outfit.
Jude also got to hang out with his cousin, Evie, at lunch time. He has a way of getting your attention when he wants to tell you something important. He babbles SO MUCH already; I know when the real words start flowing, there will be no shutting him up.
One large bunch of spinach (It’s on the Dirty Dozen, so always buy organic.)
One 16 oz. package of srawberries (also on the Dirty Dozen, buy organic)
Half of a red onion, thinly sliced
Crumbled Goat Cheese
Toss the above ingredients together in a large bowl and pour the vinaigrette over the salad. (Homemade vinaigrette: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part balsamic vinegar, 1 part red wine vinegar, teaspoon of sugar, poppy seeds if you have them on hand.)
Colorful and delicious!