Weekend Recap~ Easter Edition!

I’m a little late to the game as far as my weekend recap goes, it’s Wednesday already! Better late than never though right?!

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We had a long Easter weekend, as the kids had Good Friday off from school. The weather here in Minnesota has been just beautiful and the kids and I spent the entire day outside on Friday. Parker loves all things hockey and spent HOURS rollerblading and playing street hockey. The girls played on the swing set, drew pictures on the driveway with chalk and blew bubbles. We also hit up the park with a bunch of neighborhood kids. On Friday night, we went to Parker’s indoor flag football game and then went back home to greet my parents and Grandma who stayed with us for the weekend.

On Saturday, my mom, sister, grandma, Delaney and I treated ourselves to mani/pedis before heading out to Marx Fusion Bistro in Stillwater for lunch.

 

If you’re ever in the Stillwater, MN area you have to have lunch or dinner at this restaurant, I’ve never had a meal there that wasn’t delicious!  One of my favorite things on the menu is their warm goat cheese salad. #givemeallthegoatcheese

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After lunch we checked out some cute shops along main street. I found these dishcloths at Scandinavian North . These are seriously the best dishcloths EVER! (you know you’re getting old when dishcloths are exciting)  Prior to my discovery of these clothes, I mostly used handknit clothes that my grandmother makes. My sweet grandma has been able to replenish my stock over the years but she’s winding down from making them. I love how absorbent and malleable these Swedish cloths are. I feel like other ones I’ve gotten from the store are too stiff. (I guess I’m particular about my dishcloths, Ha!)

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On Saturday night, we went back to my brother and sister-in-laws house for my mom’s 60th birthday celebration! We had so much fun having everyone together. Last minute, I decided to grab Chicken Street Taco Platters from Costco. I wasn’t sure how they’d taste but I’m so glad we gave them a try, they were delish and so easy to serve a crowd!

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On Sunday morning, the kids awoke to find their Easter baskets hidden by the Easter bunny. Of course, Parker and Laney’s baskets were harder to find than the year before. The bunny doesn’t like the hunt to be too easy for them! After they searched for their baskets they hunted for eggs inside the house.

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The BEST part of the weekend was attending our church’s Easter service. We are very blessed to have a wonderful church and pastor. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

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Following the church service my family all came back to our house for Easter dinner. I didn’t take any picture of our feast and I wish I had so I could share the recipes along with pictures. #nexttime Surprisingly enough, I did take pictures of my Easter themed Oreo Truffles and I’ll share the recipe below.

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Oreo Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz package of original Oreos
  • 8 oz cream cheese-softened
  • white melting chocolate
  • Easter/holiday themed sprinkles

Directions

  • Crush Oreos into fine pieces, I used my food processor.
  • Mix cream cheese and Oreo pieces well using mixer.
  • Shape the mixture into approximately 30 balls
  • Refrigerate cookie balls for an hour or freeze for 20 minutes to allow the cookie balls to firm up
  • Dip the cookie balls into melted chocolate, I used food coloring to create pastel colors. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles before chocolate sets!

 

I hope you all had a very blessed Easter!

XOXO,

Melissa @ Finding My Mojo