WIAW: Easter Brunch

April 3, 2013

Everything from the crazy weather to the amounts of food consumed last weekend felt like we were celebrating Christmas. We were hit by another cold front which brought snow and we made up for it by eating ourselves into a food coma thanks to a delicious Easter Sunday brunch. We had a small family gathering and I threw together a couple of my latest pinterest finds that I desperately needed to try out. I’m beyond happy with the outcome. As expected we had waaaaay too much food and it was inhaled by young and old with happy faces and hungry bellies.

I’ll talk you through what I made.

Let’s start with the favorite. Apple-Cinnamon Swirls created and blogged about by none other than Katie from What Katie Ate. I made these the night before and warmed them up slightly in the morning. Everyone loved them and I think I’ll never, ever buy store-bought cinnamon swirls again!

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Also consumed in copious amounts was coffee. In addition to cooking up a storm over the weekend we fought against daylight saving time fatigue.

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Next, I made a Spinach-Mushroom Quiche. I also made this the night before and heated it up to just over room temperature for brunch. My family was skeptical about this but the flavor was actually really nice. I might have to work on the exact recipe for the dough before I share this on the blog but it was certainly good enough for my family.

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Next up, a delicious Lentil Salad slightly adapted from this recipe by Meeta. I made this two days in advance so the flavors had plenty of time to develop. Apart from the fact that most people in my family don’t care for lentils  it was highly appreciated by my mom and myself. This would also make a great salad for the summer.

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In addition we also threw together a plate with salmon and ham.

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And my mom made Schweinsbraten for the meat-loving men.

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Everything was consumed with bread and breadrolls.

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This is the traditional Easter Lamb cake that we have every year. It’s basically just a sponge cake formed like a lamb with a light sugar dusting. It tastes great with jam or plain.

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After the first round of food was successfully inhaled it was time to go on an Easter egg hunt.

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Since it was snowing for most of the day we spent the rest of the morning lounging around the house. I worked on my blog and in the afternoon we ate cake.

For dinner we had leftovers. I had more lentil salad and another slather of the lamb. And then there was that nest full of chocolates that is now empty…

Hope you had a nice Easter weekend. What did everyone eat?

Thank you Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting the foodie party!

Happy WIAW

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  • Reply Ulli April 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    hm, I think I can top your “eating a lot” – we had not one but 6!!! easter lamb cakes 😉 have a great day!!

  • Reply Jessie April 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    After seeing those apple-cinnamon swirls I can hardly wait to check out the recipe =)

  • Reply Lift, Sleep, Eat April 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Aw looks like you had a great Easter…all that food looks so good too!
    Those apple cinnamon swirls look delicious.

  • Reply kate@katemarrin life + style April 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I had Lebanese food for Easter (lamb, kibbe, hummus, fresh pita..so good!) but I’d trade a piece of grilled lamb for that lamb cake!

  • Reply Bec April 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Those apple cinnamon rolls look amazing! And that lamb cake is absolutely adorable! What a gorgeous idea x

  • Reply Katie @ Live Half Full April 3, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Everything looks so good, especially those cinnamon rolls!

  • Reply Meghan@cleaneatsfastfeets April 4, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I seriously want to come eat with you and your family. These meals are legendary.

  • Reply Emily @ Hungry Delights April 9, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Your easter feast looks delightful. Love your .gif animation – freshly brewed coffee would have to be one of my favourite things in the world 🙂

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