Meal Pinning Monday- Easter Brunch Edition

April 2, 2012

[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking. 

This week is a little different. Since I am on a glorious spring break I have decided to detox from all the crap food. [see the huge Easter basket a student gave me] So until Good Friday my diet wil consist of the following:

Modified Green Monster: 2/3 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/3 c fresh orange juice, 2 frozen strawberries, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 plain greek yogurt, 1 c spinach [210 cal roughly]
Overnight Oatmeal: as an option if I absolutely have to chew something.
Green Tea
I am also throwing in a detox bath twice that I saw online, I modified it to fit what I have but do the same job: 1 1/2 lavender epsom salt, 1/2 c baking soda, 5 drops tea tree oil. 

I did really well on this Saturday, but Sunday was another story. I didn't go over my calorie goal but for lunch I had grilled chicken, salad with olive oil & vinegar, and baked potato. For dinner I was stuck with Sonic [bleh for clean eating] and had just a grilled chicken sandwich on wheat with lemon water. I think the rest of the week will go as planned seeing as how I am not involved in anything social on weekdays. 

With that being said we are heading out of town for Good Friday & Saturday but will be home Sunday. So for Sunday I am planning to cook us a Easter brunch...and it will be all out people! Here is what I am planning for it:

Baked Eggs with a Crispy Hash-brown Crust

Lemon Poppy Seed Rolls

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

I am also contemplating making a small Black Ham. We used this recipe at Thanksgiving and Christmas and loved it! If you are ever in NOLA go to Mother's and get the black ham, you will not regret it. This recipe is the closest thing I have found to NOLA Black Ham. 

And because everyone loves Hollandaise I am using Pioneer Woman's recipe.I am not doing the whole Eggs Benedict since I have eggs and ham elsewhere in this litte ditty, but the Hollandaise would go great on those baked eggs and Black Ham.