Easter weekend was particularly festive! It was a double celebration…
it was also my birthday!
The day started out with Easter Sunday Mass followed by a quick change for my long run…17 km!
Longest run of my life to date!
The boys had fun diving into their Easter bags that the Allergen Friendly Easter Bunny left for them.
A cupcake container filled with Guardian Angel Solid Chocolate Eggs free of dairy, egg, and peanut/tree nuts (I divided a package of eggs between them), gum, Yummy Earth candy drops in Pomegranate Pucker…their favourite, a package of Surf Sweets Jelly Beans for Michael and Gummy Bears for Matthew, a can of Sparkling SanPellegrino Limonata or Aranciata (Orange) and to top it off…a Maple Sugar Easter Bunny!
The Easter Bunny even had them hunting for an extra special ‘Easter Treat’ for the boys to share.
A box of Guardian Angel Chocolates Tasting Box free of dairy, eggs and peanut/tree nuts.
Caramel and Honey…yummy!
A truly decadent treat the boys have never indulged in due to their food allergies. Chocolate Ganache is their favourite so far…still Maple Jelly, Salt Flower Caramel and Coffee left to sample.
All my favourites were at hand for our Allergy Friendly Easter Dinner:
To start, we noshed on Spicy Edamame Dip from Trisha Yearwood’s cookbook, Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood:Stories & Recipes To Share With Family & Friends. I love this dip with raw veggies such as sugar snap peas, carrots and peppers, where as, Michael loves the dip with Rosemary crackers by La Panzanella.
Taking a break to toast my birthday with a glass of Prosecco!
I roasted a Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary for the boys.
While Andy barbecued a New Zealand Mediterranean Seasoned Boneless Leg of Lamb.
Our main dishes were accompanied with Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Mini Potatoes with fresh thyme…
and of coarse…freshly baked homemade French Stick.
Dessert was my favourite cake…Carrot Cake…now…Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Carrot Cake with Tofutti Cream Cheese Icing decorated with grated carrot and Surf Sweets Jelly Beans.
I was afraid that after a week of trying three adaptions of Carrot Cake…we would all be Carrot Caked out! Thank goodness for hungry neighbours!
Before we indulged in Carrot Cake…the boys had fun outside with the sparklers!
My Aunt Frances’ adapted Carrot Cake was the winner!
P.S. I will be posting my Aunt Frances’ adapted Carrot Cake recipe on Wednesday.