Even though my family lives only about an hour and a half away, I just wasn't up for the trip this year. Instead, we invited both of the families over for Easter and ended up having a really nice weekend.
I succeeded as a hostess but failed as a blogger... it was just one of those weekends where I really didn't feel like staging or taking any photos, so you'll have to imagine our lovely Easter celebration.
Stew and I do not celebrate Easter in the religious sense, but it's actually one of Stewart's favorite holidays for one main reason:
Apparently Easter is hands down the Best Candy Holiday.
Here are some of his absolute favorites:
Cadbury Mini Eggs
I do have to agree with him on this one. These things are absolutely addictive... something about the crunchy outside combined with the yummy chocolate center. I may or may not have bought a bag for Easter a couple weeks ago and eaten the whole thing in only a couple of days. Apparently Baby Boy was a fan, too.
I don't know about you guys, but I've never been a fan of Peeps. Frankly I'm not a huge marshmallow fan in general, and the texture/taste of peeps really doesn't appeal to me at all. Stew loves them though. I think he's also one of those weird people who prefers them stale. Blech.
Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs
Again, not my favorite. I don't like Whoppers because of the strange, dissolving, mildly foaming quality of the center part... it reminds me of eating chemicals. The taste isn't particularly yummy either. I mean, I'll eat them during a dire sugar craving, don't get me wrong, but they're definitely not at the top of my list.
Brach's Marshmallow Chicks and Rabbits
No, just no. These things are absolutely disgusting. I don't know why they are different colors, because they are all one disgusting flavor: banana. They are like stale, hard, banana flavored hunks of marshmallow. I can't believe they even sell these things. And Stew absolutely LOVES them.
As for me, I'm more of a traditional girl. Give me classic jelly beans (I love the black licorice ones!) and Cadbury Cream Eggs and I'm a happy girl.
But one thing we can both agree on is those solid milk chocolate bunnies... is there anyone out there who likes those?! That much pure chocolate is too overwhelming, and why does it always seem to taste mildly of wax or plastic? No thank you.
I must say I do feel mildly ill today after all the yummy foods and uncountable handfuls of candy I consumed yesterday. But we had a wonderful day with our families and it was so much fun to host our first holiday in our new house.
Wishing you a happy holiday from our family to yours!