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Easter Left Overs

It has been about a week and a half since my family has been here and we are STILL eating left overs

Here what we had for lunch today

Family Dinner 4/27

Sunday we had Eddie's Family over to watch game of Thrones and have dinner

We kept it easy and simple - BBQing Hot Dogs and having some appitizers

Pizza Egg Rolls

Eddie doesn't really like Egg Rolls in a traditional sense but when I saw pizza eggrolls show up over and over again on Pinterest I figured I'd try them out. These are now Eddie's FAVORITE Egg Rolls!!

Pizza Egg Rolls
Egg Roll Wrappers
String Cheese

1) Pre Heat Oven to 350 degrees
2) Follow these picture directions lightly wetting each corner so the egg roll sticks together

3) Place onto a well oiled baking pan
4) Bake for 20 minutes flipping the egg roll half way through

Pickled Easter Eggs

Every Easter I can remember my Grandma has made Pickled Eggs. While I never actually have tried them (until this year) I decided to surprise my Grandma with a batch made just for her :)

Pickled Easter Eggs 
8 eggs hard boiled and peeled
1 can of beet juice
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1) Place eggs in a plastic or glass container with lid
2) Bring beet juice, vinegar, sugar, water, and cinnamon to a boil
3) Pour mixture into container with eggs
4) Let sit until ready to serve

Easter Weekend Day 4

Monday Morning both my Grandparents and Brother Anthony Left and I took a strike against cooking any more

After dropping off Anthony at the airport we took everyone that was left to Ruth's Diner (As Seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives - - in case it sounded familiar)

Half of us ordered Breakfast while the other half ordered Lunch but what everyone could agree on was how good their famous Mile High Biscuits were

We spent the rest of the afternoon at City Creek Mall then back to our house to relax
Overall it was an awesome weekend and hope everyone had as good of a time as we did. The house is definitely QUIET now that everyone is gone and our cat Sobe keeps going room to room trying to figure out where everyone went. We all miss you and we should totally do it again!!!

Easter Weekend Day 3: Easter Sunday

Saturday night got a little crazy so we started out Easter morning with a much needed Mimosa

then moved onto Breakfast Cupcakes
and . . .
French Toast Bake Ingredients:
3 tbsp Butter (melted)
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cups Milk
1 tbsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/8 tsp Salt
8 Eggs
1 loaf French Bread
Pecans (chopped)

1) Spray large baking pan with cooking spray
2) Mix butter and brown sugar and place in bottom of baking pan
3) Cut up Loaf Bread into cubes
4) Mix milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and eggs together in a big bowl
5) Add Bread to egg mixture then pour into baking pan
6) Top with pecan then stick in fridge overnight
7) Pre-Heat oven to 350 and bake for 30 minutes

We hung out for the Rest of the Day while my Grandpa, Dad, and Brothers did work around the house including building my Awesome New Picnic Table

Then Finished it off with a big Family BBQ including Eddie's Family and Grandparents featuring our famous BBQed Wingers Rebel Sauce Wings

Easter Weekend Day 2

Saturday was a super busy day for us
We started out the day with Breakfast Burritos
Then after Eddie headed to work we went to the Scheels Store in Sandy, Utah to see the giant Ferris Wheel that inside the store and take advantage of their numerous photo ops

From there we grabbed Lunch at In and Out for Anthony

Then Off to the Bee's Game where we saw 3 Home Runs in a row right when we sat down!!!

And Ended the Night with Oven Quesadillas and my Famous Chip and Salsa

Easter Weekend Day 1

My WHOLE family came to visit me and Eddie for Easter Weekend. We had a slam packed house with 9 people in our what we used to think was big 3 bedroom house.

It got a little crazy at times but sure was fun full food, drinks, and activities.

DAY 1: Friday --> Everyone drove and flew in and we threw a pizza party with Caprese Salad Bites, Monkey Bread, Homemade Stuffed Crust Pizza, and some really crappy Sangria (FYI Jamba Juice Smoothie Mixes are NOT just frozen fruit)

Grilled Chicken Burritos

I Love BBQ Season!! SO much that it seems like all I've cooked lately is things on the BBQ

Last night I grilled up some chicken that I had marinated in Cajun Seasoning, shredded it up, and threw it in a tortilla for some grilled chicken burritos

Grilled Chicken Burritos
-Chicken Tenders
-Cajun Seasoning
-Burrito Fixings

1) Marinate Chicken in Seasoning over night
2) Grill Chicken 10 minutes on each side over medium heat
3) Shred Chicken
4) Add to a tortilla with cheese and other burrito fixings and roll up

-I hadn't been grocery shopping yet so all we had in our burritos was Chicken and Cheese but feel free to add in whatever burrito fixing you like
-Don't have Cajun Seasoning? Mix it up with whatever you have
-Don't have Chicken Tenders? Cut chicken breasts into 3-4 pieces and make your own or adjust grilling time

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

I had chicken marinating in teriyaki sauce the other day but it has been getting nice lately So what better time to start BBQing then now. . . so rather than baking up the chicken I threw it on the grill and paired it with rice for a nice little dinner :)

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Chicken Tenders
Teriyaki Sauce

1) Marinate Chicken Tenders in Teriyaki Sauce over night
2) Grill for about 10 minutes on each side over medium heat
3) Serve with Rice

-If you don't have tenders you can cut chicken breasts into 3-4 pieces to make your own