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I think spring is FINALLY in the first here in Western New York.   It was a cold brutal winter and I look forward to Warner days. That is probably one of the reasons I am so excited about Easter this year.
In general I am not a holiday person. I believe that has more to do with not having children than I care to admit….until now. I am looking at this as a celebration of Spring and ask that brings. I have a delicious meal planned for the two of us.
After a 1 1/2 hour hunt for a ham for two people I refused to accept failure–I was not willing to spend $8 on said ham. I settled on a 7 lb spiral ham. Talk about leftovers. Ham in hand I headed home to decide the menu and this is what was decided on:

Spiral Ham
Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
Bacon & Shallot Green Beans
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Beets & Horseradish
Purple Eggs (pickled)
Pumpernickel Bread
Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Raspberry Jello with whipped topping

Wonder if I have enough food….lol

I came to the realization that I have spent little time on learning to Crochet. After thinking on this a bit I learned something….I am too tough on myself. I wanted to learn new things and that spiraled out of control. I was trying to do too much. So I decided that if the only be thing I work on for this year is Crocheting that is okay with me. So I gathered my supplies and will be spending time learning this weekend. Mid May I have a meet up with needle crafters. I am looking very forward to this.
I also learned that trying new things whenever the opportunity arises is my new look on life. I feel like I didn’t pay off the day spring cleaning my mind. lol I feel recharged and refreshed.
May you have a bright and cheery spring!

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I finished the infinity scarf first thing this morning. I started working on My Love’s jeans and just took a pan of these out of  the oven! Hope your making the most of today!

 

PB Bars

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After watching my OSHA tutorial I have been sleepy. Trying to fight the urge to nap I made my horseradish hummus and applesauce.

Our Day is what we call our anniversary. This year instead of making set plans we decided to just do.  After breakfast we decided to go to the Botanical Gardens (http://www.buffalogardens.com/). No matter how many times one goes here there is always something new to see. We so enjoy looking at all the plants, trees and fish that live here. Nature tends to center the two of us so this was a great start to Our Day.

 Next up was rug shopping…about a month ago a pipe burst in our apartment and we lost out living room rug. Off to see what treasures we could find at Ollies. I LOVE the rug we found. It so goes perfect with our brown couch. 

New Rug

At this point My Love turned to me and asked if I would like to go window shopping at the mall. I figured why not. I am not a big mall person but love to window shop. I have not been to this particular mall in sometime and learned that there was a Pandora store. I do own a Pandora bracelet and looked at it as an opportunity to look at charms. I like that my bracelet each charm has meaning to me so I take my time in purchasing them. I did acquire a new charm…..The World’s A Stage. I chose this particular charm as Life & Marriage are full of ups and downs.

We had an early dinner at Jack Astor’s. We always enjoy the food. So that was a bit of a look into Our Day.

I have been making tweaks to my blog pages. Still learning what is working for me and what isn’t. Just added some pictures from the Botanical Gardens. Guess I should stop procrastinating and finally sit down and complete my OSHA video tutorial that I promised I would complete today. After it is completing I am hoping to make a batch of hummus and do some reading.

 

Enjoy what today brings you!

So tonite My Love and I went to a fundraiser entitled: Serving Up Success. It was a collection of local restaurants, wineries and breweries. It was a way to taste healthy options available. I was so thrilled to be given tickets to go to this from my place of employment. Especially with the fact that I have lost 40 pounds since January 2013. What totally surprised me was My Love asking if he could go with me. He is a typical meat and potatoes guy. He was a terrific sport. He found one that he liked so he kept eating until he was full. While I on the other hand attempted to try every place.  Out of 24 participating Restaurants, wineries and breweries I tried 17.

Here is a list of what I tried and links to those I feel were worthy:

I am off to relax for a few before heading to bed. Early start time at work tomorrow and it looks like it will be the type of morning when I will need all the energy I can get!

Wondering if anyone would be interested in me posting recipes that I make that dem share worthy?
I am always up to trying new recipes. After cooking for 20 years one trends to get in a rut. At least in my opinion.  My Love does get nervous at time when I say we are trying something new…he usually is a good sport about it.
So I will await feedback before posting any recipes.


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