Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Ham Day!

So, it's Easter.

And I've been pigging out.

This is what the Easter Bunny left:

You see that circled orange box?

That's what the Easter Bunny left me. A giant delicious Reeses Peanut Butter Egg.

When Tommy saw it he went, "Oh, the Easter Bunny also left me this!" and started to open it.

I took it from his hands and went, "Woah there, son. I believe this belongs to me."

No one messes with my Reeses Peanut Butter products. Not even if you lived in my uterus.

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I ate the entire egg. After the treat was safely encased in my stomach I decided to check out how many calories I had just consumed. I figured it couldn't me more than 300 because I'm sorry, the egg was SMALL.

But um..

Apparently the egg was meant to serve FOUR.



What, was everyone supposed to get like a bite?

Who can just eat a BITE of Reeses Peanut Butter goodness?

Each serving was a little over 200 calories.

So, erm, I nearly consumed 1000 calories. And it wasn't even ten in the morning yet!


(It was SO worth it though.)

Here are the kids checking out their baskets.

Yes, my son is already dressed because he insists that he can't come down in his PJs anymore.

I have no idea why.

I mean, heck, I was in my PJs when we discovered our goodies. But Tommy told me seriously that he feels "very very weird" being in PJs when it's morning time.


I wonder what he thinks about me then?

I left my PJs on until noon. And the only reason why I changed was because someone came to the door and I didn't want them to think I was lazy.

By the way, I did not use Easter grass in their baskets. I learned my lesson last year when I did that. I'm STILL finding remnants of that same grass in the house to this very day. When I vacuumed yesterday I found a wad of it under my bed. How it got there is beyond me.

So this year I used this:

And since Tom is on a TDY I decided to just make ham steaks for dinner.

There was no sense in me making a big ham for the three of us. To be honest, I'm usually the only one who eats because my kids are stubborn stubborn beings who sometimes have to be BRIBED in order to eat.

Plus, the ham I make usually comes out dry no matter what I do. I think the ham decides it's going to come out try the second I purchase it.

I'm ham cursed.

So I made this:

Everything came out edible, which is always a good thing.

Tommy, of course, didn't like the yams. He took a bite and spit it back out.

"It tastes like feet," he told me.



I think not.

Here is Natalie in the middle of throwing a fit because I asked her to *gasp* eat.

She kept shaking her head and shrieking, "NO EATS! NOOOOO EATS!"

How in the WORLD did I give birth to kids who don't like to eat?

I LOVE to eat.

Oh well.

More food for me I guess.


  1. I would have gobbled up all four servings, too! Yum! And, I pretty much ate like that all week!

    Love the Easter grass substitution idea.

  2. I've never tried Reece Peanut Butter cups. Of all things American, I'm embarrassed to admit I think that's what I'd most like to experience,lol.

  3. Oops. By the way. I'm not a stalker. As such. :) Found you on Mary's blog - Gossip, Hearsay and Tittle Tattle.

  4. I will say that I am deathly allergic to those Peanut Butter Eggs. HOwever, I have been told they were wonderful...oh how I would love to taste one though. I would have eaten the whole one too! And your dinner looks yummy!!!

  5. Hell yes I would have eaten the whole thing too!

    We had waffles for Easter dinner... no complaints from the kids here. :)

  6. That peanut butter cup looks tasty! I hate that dang grass, it makes such a mess! Your idea is much better! Oh, and I know it's weird but I actually like dry ham!

  7. tommy would totally freak out if he lived here, where we have been known to spend days at a time in our pj's! reeses peanut butter eggs are awesome and while i am not a fan of ham, my children would decide to live solely on ham (and ham products) if they could. also, they don't eat potatoes. how five irish catholic children could have come from my loins loving ham and hating potatoes is beyond me, but hey, god works in mysterious ways i guess!

  8. The Reese's Egg?! I searched high and low for this elusive creature and was left empty handed. I'm glad the bunny brought you yours :)

  9. I am SOOOO with you on the Reese's Egg. There's no resisting the peanut buttery temptation. :)

    And I made the mistake of the Easter grass this year. I threw it away as soon as I could, but then caught Cameron dragging it out of the trash can ...

  10. I thoroughly enjoyed your blog this morning. I laughed and laughed over your last comment. I can relate. And even though my children are now almost all adults--well, things haven't changed much!


    Have a great week!

  11. That looks so good! And besides, if the Easter Bunny brought it, it's calorie-free.

    If it makes you feel any better, I kept stealing chunks off the wrapped plates of oatmeal scotchies I made for my parents and sister. And I ate a HUGE chunk of PB fudge and slab of cake.

    But it's Easter. It doesn't count!

  12. Yams ARE a little foot-ish, if you ask me... ;-P

    Nice loot from the bunny!

  13. My daughter takes between 1- 1.5 hours to eat her dinner, so I feel your pain. (Unless, of course, it's tortelli, in which case she's done in 10 minutes. I refuse to take it fact, I should just do myself a favor and feed it to her every night.)

  14. My 3-y-o refused to eat tonight's beef tips in gravy. She kept handing me pieces telling me it was poo-poot. She's usually a big eater, though, so I don't worry about it too much. I just wouldn't understand non-eaters.


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