What I’m Loving Today! #4

It’s Good Friday!  So no work for the hubs and I.  It’s finally warmish out but rainy…but I’ll take it!  It should be cleared up later enough to get some quality outside time.  Here is what I’m Loving Today…

1. FAMILY VISITS

We were excited to have a visit this week from my uncle in New York.  He travels a lot for business and happened to be in the area.  He came over Tuesday afternoon and once the hubs got home from work we went out to ‘show him the town’. 🙂  With lots to choose from we decided to head to Lancaster Brewing Company for dinner and drinks.  If you’ve never been here it’s a must if you are in Lancaster County.  It’s a cool old warehouse atmosphere and the food and drinks are always great!  Tuesday night was perfect because it wasn’t as busy as it is on the weekend.  I had the Double Chocolate Milk Stout (which I’ve been excited to try) and the Blackbean Burger.  That burger is SO good and spicy…just the way I like it!  If you are going to have the beer sampler bring a DD…this is what we always did our first few times there…aren’t in-laws great?

beer picAfter dinner we headed to the Spring House Brewery Taproom, downtown Lancaster.  We love this place and continue to be drawn to it.  They have one of my favorite beers, Big Gruesome which is a Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout.  Even better if we can eat there but we didn’t this time.  We all had another beer, chatted and caught up and then headed back to the apartment.  It was a short visit but great to see him!  The main reason we moved back north was to spend more time with family and it’s working!

 2. BEER BREAD

This week I finally made the beer bread mix I bought at a Tastefully Simple party.  I had actually never heard of Tastefully Simple until a coworker told me about it and made this bread!  It is so good and so easy, hence the name.  You buy the bread mix and just add beer, butter and bake.  That’s it.

beer bread

For dinner we also made Healthy Crock Pot Jalapeno, Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup from KraftedKoch.  Of course I substituted Quorn Chik’n Tenders for the chicken.  This is the second time we’ve made this and it’s so good every time.

3. CADBURY CREME EGGS

Tis the season!  Easter is almost here and I love Cadbury Creme Eggs!  Growing up we would always get two in our Easter baskets along with other goodies via our church fundraiser from Henry’s candies in Alden, NY.  Usually an invisible ink book too…yeah!  Cadbury Creme Eggs were always a hot commodity for trade in our household and I may or may not have stolen one or two from my parents Easter basket over the years…shhhhh.  Now they are so easy to find and available pretty much all year round because they came out with Halloween ones too.  It definitely makes it a tad less special but none the less I love them and I know when my parents visit next week my mom will bring me a few.

Cadbury Creme Eggs

I think making butter creme eggs at Easter is apparently a thing around Central PA.  I have never heard of people making these before but at work so many people were talking about this tradition and even groups at school were selling them as a fundraiser.  I am assuming it’s similar to a Cadbury Creme Egg but not sure…I was promised a few so I can find out. 🙂

4. SPRING!!!

Yay!  Signs of spring are all around.  April showers bring May flowers and I’ve spotted a few!

Spring

What are your favorite Easter basket memories?

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