Week 273 Menu

Hi friends!  Happy Monday!  How was your Easter weekend?  Mine was a little different than I had expected. 

We had a bit of a more "grownup" Easter than we have in the past.  I ended up having my husband and two oldest kiddos buy the Easter candy and pick out the Easter Bunny surprises.  This meant lots of jelly beans and not much chocolate.  I'm not a fan of candy, only chocolate.  So, I guess that was a good thing.

It was fun to have my older kids involved in our Easter traditions more.  They helped fill the Easter eggs.  And were pretty patient when we didn't have our family Easter Egg hunt until 5:00 yesterday afternoon.  My four year old was sick yesterday and it made me rearrange things a bit.

I posted on Instagram some picture clues that I drew for my kids East Bunny picture hunt.  I usually buy the kids one small toy or book or something (from the Easter Bunny, but they all know that's me!).   Then I hide it somewhere in the house.  The kids each have a certain color of plastic egg and I make up some picture clues that they have to follow to find their surprise.  
My older kids love this hunt even though they already knew what their surprise was.

Since my four year old was sick yesterday and it made me rearrange things a bit.  I stayed home with him during the first two hours of church, so I got a week off from playing the organ.  Funny thing is that I actually practiced a few times last week.  Ha!

Anyway...I whipped up some cloud light bunny rolls and stuck them in the fridge to rise so I could bake them after church.  I posted this picture on facebook.  Photo: Probably should have used two baking sheets.  #squishedbunnies #yummyanyway
Two things...
1.  I should have spread them out onto two baking sheets so they were less squished
2.  I should have been more careful when I was cracking the eggs.

Somehow an eggshell got in the dough and totally ruined the rolls.  I don't like crunch in my rolls.  I'm not really sure how I got an eggshell in the dough.  Maybe it was because I was in a hurry because I needed to review my lesson that I was teaching for Relief Society at church or because I was holding my squirmy one year old while I cracked the eggs.  I've resolved to slow down and crack the eggs in a separate bowl before adding them to whatever I'm making.

I also made this lemon jello pudding cake.  It is really yummy, but I'm reminded why I don't make cake often.  We each ate a piece and I took some to our neighbor and we still have half of a cake left.  Ugh!  Wish I could freeze it for later.

One more thing before I get to my menu.  I just wanted to give a shout out to my amazing sister, Lissa, who is running the Boston Marathon today!  She's a pretty cool, very talented, older sister.  I am going to go on a run today and I'll be thinking of her.  She has an beautiful singing voice and can run really far!  :) 

Menu time...My 4 year old is starting soccer this week, so I better prepare myself for having three kids in after school activities.  Yay!

Monday:  bistro chicken

Tuesday:  chicken sandwiches (rotisserie chicken) on homemade french bread

Wednesday: taco soup

Thursday: spaghetti

Friday: fajitas

Saturday: easy night

Sunday: burgers, oven fries

Congrats if you're still reading.  :)  I'm super chatty today.  Have a great week!  And feel free to share your menu this week, even if it's cold cereal every night.


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