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Glimpses from a long weekend

Yup, it definitely feels like Spring has sprung!  We had apéritifs and TWO meals outdoors over Easter.  Here’s a few glimpses of our long weekend…

Mini eggs were eaten…

Champagne was consumed…

And wine…

We ate by candlelight…

Ate some cheese…

And ate dessert for breakfast…

Along with freshly baked cinnamon buns…

We made pasta with our Kitchen Aid pasta attachment for the first time…

I made Massimo Bruno’s egg balls from our epic meal at the supper club the other week…

We had a massive ham… (yay for leftovers)

And I remade the inside-out carrot cake cookies for Easter lunch dessert featuring California walnuts…

Sigh. If only every weekend could be so perfect (and long!).

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50 Responses to Glimpses from a long weekend

  1. bunkycooks April 5, 2010 at 08:13 #

    Looks like you had a wonderful and delicious Easter weekend! Ham leftovers are the best!

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite April 7, 2010 at 09:07 #

      Mmmm – LOVE ham leftovers and we froze some so we will have them later on when Easter is just a memory!

  2. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz April 5, 2010 at 10:00 #

    All yummy. Looks a bit like my weekend he he. Time for a diet too or a purge for the week lol?

  3. sippitysup April 5, 2010 at 10:06 #

    I thought my long weekend was fun filled but you really “take the cake”! GREG

  4. 5 Star Foodie April 5, 2010 at 11:18 #

    Wonderful and delicious celebration! Dessert for breakfast sounds good :)

  5. Tiny Urban Kitchen April 5, 2010 at 12:36 #

    What a lovely day! It sounds like you had a fantastic Easter. I love the line “and ate dessert for breakfast.” That dessert looks awesome!

  6. Cathy at Wives with Knives April 5, 2010 at 12:55 #

    Oh my, what a perfectly lovely meal. And I agree, desserts are appropriate any time of day.

  7. rebecca April 5, 2010 at 15:27 #

    wow what a perfect weekend :}

  8. Elle (bromography) April 5, 2010 at 17:13 #

    Pictures worth a thousand words! Yum!

  9. penny aka jeroxie April 5, 2010 at 17:44 #

    Pretty pictures are good enough for me!

  10. Tasty Trix April 5, 2010 at 17:52 #

    Well done – that’s what I call a yummy weekend.

  11. Daniel@CocinaSavant April 5, 2010 at 18:11 #

    Long weekends are definitely a thing of beauty. It appears that you guys did not do without in the good food and libation departments. The egg balls and cinnamon rolls are items I could definitely see myself eating way too much of. That milk braise in soup sounds like a killer idea as well. Thanks for the tip.

  12. Martha April 5, 2010 at 19:08 #

    Glad the Easter bunny left some eggs for you. ;-)

  13. Tami April 5, 2010 at 19:58 #

    Oh Mardi how delightful, what a superb way to spend Easter, and more so with just a hint of Australia thrown in, in the shape of a bottle!!

    Aah, I wish crocuses were a sign of Spring here, unfortunately they raise their little heads as a sign of rain.

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite April 7, 2010 at 09:03 #

      Yes well the rain poured down after the beautiful weather on the weekend so we really lucked out!

  14. Barbara @VinoLuciStyle April 5, 2010 at 21:00 #

    Now I’m really sorry I didn’t make it; everything looks delicious and wondering…will there be a recipe for Egg Balls? They look so good!

  15. Nicole @ Making Good Choices April 5, 2010 at 22:05 #

    I don’t know what else to say besides YUM mardi! homemade pasta? dessert? cheese? wine? etc, you had a fab weekend! I need to get that pasta attachment!

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite April 7, 2010 at 09:03 #

      Yes I think we will be getting a lot of use out of the pasta attachment in the next few months!

  16. A Canadian Foodie April 5, 2010 at 22:57 #

    What a restful… yet productive weekend. How did you fit so much into it and make it appear so leisurely? Were the egg balls tasty? What did they taste like? They look interesting – and like something I have no frame of reference for. I would like to know more about these.
    Your photos are beautiful.
    :)
    Valerie

    • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite April 7, 2010 at 09:02 #

      It was THREE day weekend so that’s why it appears leisurely – because it was! The egg balls will appear on the blog next wek!

  17. Devaki April 6, 2010 at 02:38 #

    Hi Mardi – What a wonderful and fabulous spread to share with family and friends. The food looks delectable and the company must be delightful. Doesn’t get better than this does it?

    I am so glad to visit and say hello. I’ve seen you around and wanted to pop in and say hello. Would love if you’d do the same.

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors.com

  18. Mr. Neil April 6, 2010 at 08:38 #

    Next weekend: home-made linguine.

    Repeat after me: “I will be patient and let Neil’s dough rest appropriately.”

  19. Conor @ HoldtheBeef April 6, 2010 at 09:00 #

    Oh god Mardi I wish I hadn’t actually seen that ham. It would be perfect for distracting an ABBA tortured soul. Dang.

  20. Linn @ Swedish home cooking April 7, 2010 at 03:40 #

    I love how you are telling a story with your picture. Life is short – eat dessert first! Like a Swedish Cupcake :D

  21. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction April 7, 2010 at 22:55 #

    Lovely! Those cinnamon rolls look amazing. I was just thinking about making some this weekend, and after looking at your picture, I now have no choice!

  22. Fuji Mama April 8, 2010 at 00:27 #

    So glad that you have the good sense to occasionally eat dessert for breakfast! :)

  23. Leslie Uhl April 8, 2010 at 19:34 #

    What a delicious weekend, both visually and gastronomically! YUM!
    Must remember to include champagne next year…..
    Thanks for the beautiful post,
    Leslie

  24. Michelle April 12, 2010 at 18:34 #

    Gorgeous panna cotta. I {heart} fresh raspberries, so this is the perfect presentation to me.

  25. Cat April 19, 2010 at 22:02 #

    cinnamon bun recipe, please! :)

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