Happy Monday! I hope those of you who celebrate Easter had a good one! Even though Easter bunnies terrify me, I had a good one. Seriously, some people are scared of clowns, but for me, this guy is a nightmare. Right?
Even though the Easter bunny scares me, I still get into the holiday spirit, and by holiday spirit I mean candy.
Also, look at this vintage photo of me and my best friend, Abby. What the hell am I wearing? Lol
Have you recovered from that yet? Okay, moving on.
Luke has a three day weekend, so we’ve been enjoying an extended bit of time together. Saturday, we went to Whole Foods, which I am always excited about, but then quickly become totally overwhelmed by. It was a different experience going to a Scottish Whole Foods Market.
Obviously, because there were things like:
Eton Mess chocolate bars
Meringues the size of your head
And they have one of my FAVORITE American wines available (ouch on the price, but happy nonetheless)!
It was a good time and we discovered a bunch of nice little places to eat just a mile from our apartment!
We also took a nice long walk through Pollok Park on Saturday afternoon. We attempted to take selfies and be all nauseatingly cute like that, but we realized that we’re both totally incapable of taking a couples selfie that wouldn’t leave the recipient thinking, “why would anybody send me this?” You know those pictures. You see them and automatically think, “I would never post a picture that bad of myself”. So, instead, you’ll have to see pictures of cows and random strangers.
This year I actually wasn’t too bad on the candy consumption front. In fact, Luke and I have been on such a health kick the last couple of weeks. This is mostly due to the fact that I am attached at the hip to my spiralizer. Seriously, if somebody invents a spiralizer holster, I’d probably buy it.
Yes, I’m that ridiculous.
So, on Easter Sunday we did splurge a bit. For breakfast, I made us eggless and banana-less protein pancakes (they said it couldn’t be done, but I DONE it).
I topped mine with Tesco cookie spread. The one and only jar I will ever buy because it is addictive and I kept sneaking into the kitchen to stick a spoon in it.
I’ve also become obsessed with Jaffa Cake Alpen Light Bars. They are delightful. I have been a Jaffa Cakes (or just the plain ‘ol chocolate and orange flavor combo) fan for years, so the fact that they could squeeze it into an Alpen bar is just wonderful.
It was, like, 65 degrees and sunny in Glasgow yesterday, so Luke and I decided to walk back to the Whole Foods area of Giffnock to find a place to have an Easter dinner. It was such a nice day and we figured we were going to stuff our faces, so why not get some exercise before and after we feast? Great logic.
We chose an adorable Italian place called, Andiamo.
The food was amazing. We definitely took up the 3 courses for £14.95 deal! We also both ate each other’s food. #Marriage. “You get this, so I can have half“. It’s a good system. Our menu included…
Minestrone al ‘Italiana & Crostini al Polpette
Maiale Rosmarino & Pizza Pollo Piccante
Gelato di Lussuria & Meringhe con la Panna
rolled walked home afterwards merrily, as I continued to make the statement, “I want to move over here” repeatedly. It’s only a half a mile from our current place, but it seems worlds away to me.
One would think after eating all the things we did that I wouldn’t have room for Easter candy, but I’m pretty remarkable like that. I went for it.
Luke got me some Cadbury Egg n’ Spoon treats. We each had an egg; OMG, they were delightful.
Oh and we also got these Creme Egg “Pots of Joy” which we haven’t eaten yet, but I stole somebody else’s food porn to show you what we’ve all yet to experience.
I suddenly feel the need to run 10 miles and drink copious amounts of beet juice.
I wonder why?
What did you do for Easter? Do you think Easter candy is the best?