My Birthday and Easter Weekend Recap

I am so behind on blog posts but really wanted to get a recap of my Easter weekend up because it was definitely one amazing weekend as well as week break.

My body decided to go ahead and wake up every.single.morning. at 6:15 on vacation. What are ya gonna do? I guess it’s good for me since my internal clock won’t be messed up like it was last vacation.

So I woke up bright and early, did a yoga workout and was presented with this gift from my amazing hubby which I am so excited about:


Yayyyy! Now I can make ALL the vegetables into pasta. I immediately made breakfast with it, which I was too excited to take a picture of.

Shortly after I got ANOTHER birthday present from the new additions to our little family:



I’m so excited about these guys…er girls and one guy! The hens aren’t laying like they’re supposed to be but we’re hoping they’ll pick up soon. So far we’ve been getting about 2 eggs per day.

We then headed off to some nearby (within an hour drive) wineries on Keuka Lake in New York. It was fun to hit up a few wineries that I’ve never been to before.




I loved the wineries but my favorite place was the one brewery we stopped at. Whoops. I guess I like beer better than wine. #sorrynotsorry

The best part had to be our dinner……We ate at Union Block Bistro in Hammondsport, NY. The brewery had spiked my appetite for some beer so that’s what I got:


Vanilla Latte Coffee Stout…stout season is almost done people!

Our dinner was also epic. We started out with a sampler appetizer that came with deviled eggs, stuffed jalapeno poppers, toasts with tomato chutney, hummus with bread, and stuffed grape leaves. I think there was more but I forget…it was amazing. Then we shared the special which was an 8 oz sirloin steak with lobster, shrimp and a cream sauce. It came with truffle mashed potatoes and asparagus on the side. It was more than enough because we finished it off with a brownie/blondie sundae with chocolate gelato. OMG so good.  None if this was Paleo, if you were wondering. It’s my birthday.




So good. The great weekend continued on Easter Sunday. We enjoyed the best weather that we’ve had awhile. I actually got a sun burn!!!!! We started out the day with some delicious Paleo Cinnamon Rolls. They were SO GOOD but included two sticks of butter… that’s probably why. For an appetizer while the ham cooked I made three types of deviled eggs: regular, truffle and hot sauce! And of course the mimosas with the raspberry champagne I bought on the wine tour:




Yay I got to use our wedding champagne glasses!



For dinner I cooked ham, sweet potato souffle from Gather, green bean casserole. My MIL cooked mashed potatoes and we had THREE types of pies for dessert. The chocolate pie from Against All Grain rocked my world. There was also cheesecake and coconut cream pie. I physically couldn’t move after dinner…..hence why I got a sunburn. I was sitting on the porch so long in my can’t move status that I turned red…



That sweet potato soufflé…….to die for. It also has two sticks of butter so, that’s probably why!!!

Phew! This was a long recap, there’s nothing like writing a recap of fun times to make you realize how much fun it was and how blessed you are. I certainly am! Hope everyone’s having a good week getting back into the swing of things!

What was the best thing you ate this Easter?

Have you ever kept chickens? Tips appreciated!


4 thoughts on “My Birthday and Easter Weekend Recap

  1. Karey @ Nutty About Health

    Happy belated Birthday!! I LOVE my spiralizer & I’m sure you’ll be just as in love w/yours. 🙂
    Looks like a great weekend! That’s so awesome you have chickens – I would LOVE to have some, but I don’t think they’d want them in a high rise/luxury style apartment!! They look like so much fun though!
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