I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! We had a very nice day, the weather was absolutely beautiful and we sat outside quite a bit. My mother-in-law decided to shake things up this year with a brunch which turned out well and everyone enjoyed. At my mom’s we still did the traditional dinner. Given that we have two dinners, it was nice to have two very different meals.
My contribution to the brunch was a Paula Deen Baked French Toast Casserole. It was delicious! Consensus from everyone (at least those who ate it) was that it’s a keeper. I did make a bit of a mistake with the praline. I put everything in the food processor and ended up with “frosting” instead of crumbles. It wasn’t a huge deal (still tasted good) but my advice would be to hand mix it.
During my time off work, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. I splurged and bought the Kindle Unlimited at Amazon. Normally I don’t read enough to make it worth my money but given how many books I’ve gone through it more than paid for itself. Tomorrow the new Amos Decker (affiliate link) book comes out and I’m beside myself with excitement! David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors and his Amos Decker series is really good.
The menu this week was built around meat that I had in the freezer and items from my pantry. By planning around items I had on hand I was able to cut our grocery bill by 30%. If only I could do this every week 🙂 However, even if once a month I could save a significant portion of my grocery bill I’d be pretty happy.
Saucy Meatball Sliders
Baked Chicken – On a few of the pieces I’ll be adding barbecue sauce to give the family some variety.
Hawaiian Chicken Barbecue Pizza – The Chicks are coming over for dinner on Tuesday so I’ll be making this gluten free for my friend Wanda.
That’s it for me, what are you dishing up?
I’ll be linking up at I’m an Organizing Junkie.