Every year since O was around 2 we have decorated Easter Eggs. We usually have a few friends come over and join in the fun. It's typically very chaotic and a lot of eggs get destroyed. But, we are making memories!! I won't lie. Easter has kind of snuck up on me this year. Being gone last week for Spring Break and this week being Easter has really thrown me off. Between my internal clock being messed up and a busy week/weekend I wasn't sure we were going to get the eggs decorated this year. I decided that we would try to do it on Friday evening. I emailed a couple of friends and they were available. We ended up with 8 kids (well, one being Miss Scarlet and she wasn't into the decorating festivities) and 12 adults. We started the evening off with a shot of tequila (doesn't everyone?) and ended the night with the Harlem Shake. In between we grilled hamburgers and hot dogs,
squished decorated 50 a few eggs, and had a great time with family and friends. For a thrown together event that I did zero pre-planning for it turned out to be a fantastic time. The weather was just nice enough that the kids stayed outside most of the evening. My clean up afterwards was super easy!! Those are the best events!
When I am in the mood for comfort food my mind immediately goes to Spaghetti and Meatballs. It has been my favorite for as long as I can remember. My version of the dish consists of jarred sauce and ground beef or frozen meatballs because I didn't know how to make meatballs. Enter Nana Karen. When I was pregnant with Shrek and Donkey there wasn't much I could do the further along I got. Nana Karen would come over about once a week and make dinner and help me with whatever. She was a God send. It was an enormous help. One of the things she would make was Spaghetti and Meatballs. Wow! She made homemade sauce and from scratch meatballs. Every time I eat this dish I am in heaven. Nana Karen is an old school cook. She doesn't measure anything and makes everything from memory. A few weeks ago she found a pasta maker that her and I have been playing with and making homemade pasta. If you have never had homemade pasta it is divine! She came over today to make some pasta. While s