Can you believe Easter is only a week away? Are you ready? I’m not, on a practical or spiritual level. I always intend to prepare myself more for the major Christian holidays and spend more time soaking in their significance, but making that a priority is much easier said than done, though the She Reads Truth series on Lent and my own self-imposed sacrifice have helped focus me somewhat. That said, our spring break at school begins the Friday before Easter this year, meaning that this week will be more about finishing up loose ends in my classroom than contemplating the Resurrection.
I’m looking forward to Easter though. This week spring has really sprung in the Berkshires and it’s easy to get excited about new life on all levels. Brian and I don’t have much in the way of Easter traditions yet; since we’ve been married we’ve celebrated Easter at the home of friends, hosted his parents and cooked the meal for our friends. Honestly, I’m not even sure what we did last year. This year we’ll be having some friends from church over for Easter lunch. I haven’t decided yet what I’ll be serving, but I think it will be fairly traditional. Or maybe I’ll make something from one of the links below!
10 Gorgeous Green Recipes for Spring – The Kitchn
10 Spring Salads We Love – Serious Eats
Lamb Meatballs with Lemon Sauce – The Kitchn
Broccoli Rabe Stuffed Shells – Food Republic
Spring Turnip Soup with Garlic Chickpea Croutons – The Kitchn
DIY Easter Eggs: 5 Natural Decorating Techniques – Apartment Therapy
Rainbow Deviled Eggs (colored with homemade food dye!) – Kitchen Vignettes
Peanut Butter Eggs (Gluten-Free) – Serious Eats
35 Easter + Springtime Recipes – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Layered Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – What’s Gaby Cooking
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