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Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Easter Bunny Made Me Do It!

This weekend was an overload of food, friends, family and Birthdays. I had some of this, and this, and then today ended with a ridiculous amount of sweet treats.Today we had an Easter Family Feat at my Aunt’s house. I decided to bring two of my favorite appetizers and some yummy strawberries.

Easy Chili Cheese Dip: Light Cream Cheese, Fat Free Turkey Chili, and light cheddar cheese.


Tofu Spinach Artichoke Dip:

1 package (1 lb) light silken tofu, drained
1 package (8 oz) neufch√Ętel light cream cheese
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, halved
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 package (9 oz) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and finely chopped
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry



When we first got to the Aunts house I made a plate of goodies to hold me over, and so I wouldn’t just sit at the appetizer table and go nutz! 15


I had a little bit of everything fruit, veggies, some dip and some of my Aunts broccoli salad. I need to get this recipe!


I couldn’t help but snack more on the dips, and eat lot’s of these little bad boys. Mini Egg Whoppers! Why is Easter CANDY soooo good?!


Some of the family…

Uncle Joey, he’s a runner too:)

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My Nephew Baby Tyler, and my Cousin Celina. Don’t you love our Easter Baskets?! My family has an Easter egg hunt for the little ones, teenagers, and even ADULTS!!! SO FUN, I felt like I was 10 again.

Family Photo


It couldn’t have been a clearer day! I just loved watching my bros run around and find eggs. They were so funny:)

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I finally got in a meal, I loaded the plate with turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, and a little of Grandmas famous mashed potatoes. I felt like I was at Thanksgiving all over again.


We also celebrated birthdays! My Grandpa’s birthday is on the 19th, my cousin Kim's Birthday is on the 20th as well as mine:)



I had a little bit of both, blackberry cobbler(ate 1/4 of it) and 1/2 of this wonderful banana cream pie!! I forgot how much I love banana cream pie:) I think ALL THE CANDY GOT TO ME!!!!


It turned out to be a wonderful Easter celebration with the Family, I just love holidays!

I am sitting at home right now watching The Biggest Loser feeling like crap, I think I had my limit of sweets for the MONTH!!!! My body does not like all this sugar in my body, I shall be on full detox mode this week.

I have a big week ahead, only 5 more days till I leave to Boston and 7 days until the Marathon and my Birthday. This week will be focused on strength training and light running, nothing too intense. I want to eat as clean as possible and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. I am also watching one of my students all week which will be crazy, but the extra cash will come in handy for my Boston trip:)

This week was really stressful and more then I wanted to handle but I am praying this week I would focus on the positives and do some major meditating and refocusing. YOGA here I come! Well I gotta get that check list crossed off so night friends!!

How was your WEEKEND??


Mica said...

Aw, your Easter festivities look like a lot of fun!

Please get the broccoli salad from your aunt. It looks awesome!

Boston next week, soooo exciting!

Pearl said...

oh my gosh - you and your family look like you guys all had so much fun!
i love family gatherings like these :) although i can't imagine NOT being happy around you because you're always smiling so beautifully!

Run Sarah said...

Looks like your festivities were SO much fun - I love your dress!

MizFIt said...

my weekend was great as well.
I love love all the pics.
the glimpse into the life behind the blog!

Alison said...

Great looking chili dip!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had such a great day hanging with your family. I love the easy chili dip, I make it all the time. Hope you have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Aww, I love the family photo - you guys are just too cute!

ttfn300 said...

what a great day! i am smiling from your pictures :)

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a great Easter!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Looks like everyone had a blast! Hooray! :)

Lacey Nicole said...

Bobbi! I just read the last three posts to catch up!!! you are such a whirlwind busy girl!!!!! you have so many beautiful people around you-- glad your weekend was so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Fitnessista said...

oooh i love spinach artichoke dip! i never thought to add tofu before- great idea
your dress is beautiful!
have a great day <3

HangryPants said...

I always love reading about your family gatherings. They seem so fun and laid back. Plus, the gorgeous weather makes me super jealous that you get to be outside and it was SNOWING in Rhode Island on Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Your fun with the family makes me smile :o) I love that picture of you with the pie! And the weather looks absolutely gorgeous. So jealous!!

Congrats on your Lenten promise of giving up sweets. You did such a great job. And yes, Easter candy is just plain AWESOME!

just me said...

ah, so much fun!

soooo excited for boston too! whoohooo!!!!

RunToFinish said...

how long do you bake the tofu artichoke dip for? i think i might make it htis weekend