ONE | Fruit Pizza
My department at work is having a salad and dessert potluck today for Easter, and I signed up to bring a fruit pizza… and boy, oh boy – it is yummy!! It is a perfect spring treat!
What you need:
- Sugar cookie dough (16.5oz)
- 1 package (8oz) of cream cheese
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- Enough fruit to cover the pizza
- 1/2 cup of apple jelly
- Begin by spreading out your cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet or in a pizza pan. Since I was making these for a potluck, I used individual cookies.
- Bake your cookie for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- While your cookie is baking, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.
- Once your cookie is done baking and fully cooled, frost the cookie with your cream cheese mixture and arrange the sliced fruit on top.
- Finish by brushing the apple jam on the fruit to preserve, and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
TWO | Easter Picnic
On Wednesday I went on a lunch picnic with a friend. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and we had quite a tasty spread. It was so fun, in fact, that John and I decided we were going to have an Easter Sunday picnic.
We haven’t finalized the details yet, but it is supposed to be a beautiful day (75 degrees).
I saw this posted on Facebook, and it perfectly sums up the beauty of Easter… “The cross is the place where Jesus finally fulfilled the one great promise of God; that He would redeem us. He would satisfy justice by replacing us with an innocent, His Son, and He would then give us what we never deserved… life.”
“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” John 3:16
THREE | Macaron vs. Macaroon
I asked John to pick me up a few “macarons” from Whole Foods for my picnic and he came home with “macaroons” (not nearly as yummy, but still ok). We laughed for a good 30 minutes when he handed them to me and I asked what they were.
FOUR | What Makes Couples “Hangry”?
John and I often find ourselves “hangry.” We both have fairly high metabolisms and we can go from feeling great to hangry in a matter of (what seems like) minutes!
I stumbled across this article on NPR and thought it was too great to not share.
To sum up the article in a single sentence, “So something like a protein bar would be a really good thing to have before discussing an important issue with your spouse that you might become angry about.”