Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Our Easter Dinner Turned Into A Meal Prep!

I shared our Easter dinner plans with you last week.  Since then the girls had their own ideas and before I knew it our menu had changed up a bit and we were able to make our hard work evolve into a meal prep session as well.  It couldn't have worked any better.

While the ham baked in the oven the girls peeled a dozen hard boiled eggs so my oldest daughter could make deviled eggs.  They youngest sliced up mushrooms and diced up part of a leftover onion and sliced four leftover green onions.

I chopped up a bag of frozen cauliflower florets and used the green onions, some bacon bits, sour cream and sharp cheddar to make loaded cauliflower.  I also cleaned up a bunch of asparagus, drizzled it with olive oil and sprinkled it with herbs and spices to roast in the oven.

The sliced mushrooms and onions were put in a pan with olive oil and sauteed.  I added frozen green beans, chopped garlic and soy sauce to those and once this was cooked drizzled some toasted sesame oil over the top.

My youngest daughter fixed up a quick relish plate with olives and baby dills.  I heated up a small can of pork & beans in a small dish in the microwave for my oldest daughter.  She loves those.

It was pretty much all Keto, except for my daughter's pork & beans, and very delicious.  We have plenty of leftovers to carry us through the entire week and beyond with that big ham.  Loads of yummy side dishes and we didn't miss the mac & cheese or dinner rolls that we usually have on Easter at all.

How was your Easter meal?  Are you still eating up leftovers too?


  1. We had no leftovers from dinner (grilled ribeyes) other than desserts. I love it when that happens! Kids dyed 16 eggs on Saturday, so deviled eggs made an appearance on the snack tray at lunch, along with shrimp, salami, oranges, carrots, bleu cheese dip and crackers. We also had champagne all around. I felt obligated to finish the bottle after dinner.

    I have the better portion of a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting left over, as well as some hard boiled eggs. I will make deviled eggs today for after school snacks.
    Tonight's dinner may be chicken enchiladas with leftover Costco rotisserie chicken. I was planning shepherd's pie but yesterday's flyer showed me the local store has tortillas on sale for $1, and as I will be passing by later today, I figure the enchiladas will get more cans out of my pantry, as well as provide leftovers for DH and me to heat up for lunch. Cleaning out the pantry and freezer has been the theme of our meals lately.

    1. Wow Meg! You are doing great! Eat a piece of that cake for me please. :)


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