Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Brunch


It was like a 'coming out of hibernation' party!! The weather had been raining ALL week. Then the sun came out for Easter Sunday and we took advantage of it by having our family brunch out on the deck.

Here is my Mother in Law and my Son in Law, waiting for the feast to begin.

It was SO sunny, we had to put up the umbrella! Yes, I know the table cloth didn't fit....BUT it DID have Easter eggs all over it.

This was the bacon, egg, broccoli and hash brown casserole. MMmmm it was so yummy. And really easy. I put the hash browns in first and baked them for about 15 minutes, then I just layered eggs (with some milk), bacon, broccoli & squash (lightly steamed first) and some cheese. I did sprinkle a little bit of Spike (my favorite 'season all'). Bake with foil for 45 minutes and without for 30. For someone who doesn't cook (me), I thought it turned out good.
(I got these recipes on

I love fresh fruit with yogurt to dip.

This was a huge hit. French Toast casserole. Wow, it was so easy! First I buttered the pan, then I put in about 6 pieces of French Toast bread. In a bowl I blended about 8 eggs, some milk, a teaspoon of sugar, and I poured it over the bread. Let that sit for about 10 min., then stir it up a little, sprinkle with lots of cinnomin and bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown. I wish I would have had some raisins to add....wouldn't that be yummy??

Mmmm. This makes me hungry just looking at it!!

Pookie was enjoying the festivities and the sunshine.

I made up eggs filled with candy as a suprise for my daughter (and everyone else of course!). She surprised me by bringing the SAME thing!!

AND, the Newlyweds even dyed eggs. How sweet. Their first Easter as a married couple! Their eggs were all done in Tie Die, my daughter's favorite. They turned out so pretty.

We even had an Easter Egg Hunt. Yep. With ALL grownups. Well kids at heart. It was a blast. We hid those eggs in some impossible places! It was even hard to remember where we hid them!

This egg was just for me. Dear Daughter made it in my favorite color.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
. Keep that warm weather coming so we can all enjoy being outside.



  1. Stephanie,
    Those casseroles look like they're tdf! Thanks for the recipes...I'm definitely going to try those!
    It looks like you and your family had a wonderful Easter.
    Enjoy your beautiful weather, it's been pretty here, but it's supposed to snow this week!
    Hugs, Debi

  2. That casserole looks so yummy!!! Everything looked so pretty at your party...Your eggs looked so cute...I love that little Pookie, how cute...

  3. It all looks so good! I'm so glad you had wonderful weather and family! We had a little blizzard time, but the sun is out today.

    Caught up on all your posts.

    Stop by in the next couple of days. I made a bookmark (posted yesterday) and some really cute bobbie pins that I will post tomorrow!

  4. After reading your last 3 post, it's official.....I'M HUNGRY!!! LOL

    The casseroles look so yummy and easy. The cake on the birthday post, well I could of ate the entire thing by myself.

    Looks like you had a fun Easter. I would of forgot where the eggs were too.

    Have a happy day


  5. Oh my goodness, I am so hungry just looking at this. What a great time with family you had!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  6. Stephanie-My first visit and I so enjoyed it. That French toast casserole looks wonderful. I enlarged the picture--Is Pookie a Shih tzu? Great pictures--Have a great weekend!

  7. Stephanie--I am soon going to post a picture of Jessie my female Shi tzu and Cooper, my daughter's. Aren't they the best :) We also have a Maltese-Shelby!


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