Egg Hunts & Yummy Dips

With Easter rapidly approaching, we decided to go ahead and bring out the ol’ Easter baskets and plastic eggs this week.  We will spend countless hours hiding and discovering these eggs between now and Easter, but seriously?  You can only hide 24 eggs in the same living room so many times!  Oh well, the kids love it, so we are all for it.

   To make things easier, and to keep fighting to a minimum, each child has their own set of eggs to find.  Avery has shiny eggs, Tylan has sports eggs, and Destiny has print eggs.  Paxton has regular, which he seems to think are quite delicious.  He made sure to taste test each color in his basket right away.

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  Once the kids had their jammies on, the First Easter Egg Hunt of the season began…..

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  They had a lot of fun but all too soon, it was bedtime for everybody.  Especially Paxton.

  Pax had been entertaining himself on the floor during all the festivities.  This being his first Easter, he was quite fascinated with his furry basket and the contents therein.

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  Suddenly, the ducky basket was NOT so fun, and he began to feel a bit distressed…..

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  He quickly spotted his “Ma-ma” and crawled over to me for comfort, and in true Paxton form, quickly tried to grab and ingest my camera lens.

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  This is the part where I informed him, oh-so-kindly, that I did NOT want his sweet but slobbery little fingers on my lens.100

He was not impressed.

 

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Hey, are you still watching how sad you made me?

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Good, cause I am getting a bit sleepy here.  {YAWN}

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  Are you SURE I can’t touch this pretty lens just one teeny little bit?

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  Still a no-no, huh.

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Even if I put on my CUTEST pouty face and shed a tear?!?!?!?!? 

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{SIGH} Fine.  Take me to bed, that was exhausting.

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Goodnight sweet baby Pax!  XOXO

   Now that all the little ones are tucked snug in their beds, I have 2 yummy recipes to share with you: 

Dips! 

Oh, how I love thee.

  We do a Sunday Night Snack supper each week, as has been tradition since I was a little girl.  It’s the perfect time for me to try new appetizer recipes without waiting for a party invite! Yay! 🙂 

  In addition to whatever appetizers I am wanting to try at the time, Dale always makes his infamous seasoned popcorn in our stir-crazy popper, and we have it with fresh fruit, orange julius’s or something equally yummy! 

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   Sunday Nights are fun, since we do something together as a family.  My mom comes over, and we play board games or watching the kid’s favorite show, America’s Funniest Home Videos……all while eating in the LIVING ROOM! {Gasp} What a treat!

  Here are 2 of our favorite dips, one an old favorite, one brand new:

Corn Dip

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16 oz. Hyland’s Chive Sour Cream Dip

2- 11 oz. cans Mexicorn, drained

1 – 10 oz. cans Rotell, drained.  Use half a can of Original, and half Hot. Dale likes all hot, but then no one else can eat with him. {HEY! Maybe that’s the POINT????? Turkey.}  You can freeze remaining Rotell for next time!  Drain corn and rotell well and mix with Chive dip in a medium bowl. 

Chill until serving to allow flavors to blend.  Serve with Frito Scoops. (no substitutes)  

Cucumber Cracker Spread from The Country Cook

Ingredients:

½ Cucumber (peeled and cut into chunks)
3 Green Onions (trim Off Roots)
1 block (8 Oz.) Cream Cheese, Softened
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
⅛ teaspoon Salt

Chopped fresh tomatoes for garnish, optional but delicious!

Finely chop the cucumber and green onions.  In a medium bowl, combine chopped veggies, softened cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce and salt.  Beat until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate overnight, it’s WORTH the wait!  Serve on crackers. 

(Or on an Everything Bagel, which I have not yet tried.  There is none left! Maybe next time?)   🙂

  Have a great weekend!

~T

 

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And So Sweet Sunday’s

Thanks Patti & Kim, for inviting me to link up with your blogs!

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