Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Fun, Winter Style

This weekend was Upper Arlington's annual Easter Candy Hunt. Held the weekend before Easter, it is a huge event with 5 different fields full of candy, one for each age group.

The first year we lived in Columbus we missed it because the park, which had recently been renamed and rededicated, didn't appear on our un-updated map. We literally spent 45 minutes driving around, trying to figure out where the heck we were going. As we pulled up to the correct park, we heard that man yell "go!" and the candy was gone in 8.2 seconds, which left R empty handed...until he made friends with this fellow:

Last year, our freak early March blizzard snowed-out the Easter Candy Hunt. But this year, we were good to go. The weather was sunny, we arrived in plenty of time, but ohhhh the wind! It was cold!

R was briefed by SPH on strategy for candy collecting in his field...
While G and I made a new friend...

G was all about finding the candy, but not so for his friend to his left...

R shows off some of his loot (apparently SPH's strategy worked wonders!)...

I'm posting several new recipes on this week, so be sure to check out my posts there. In the meantime, here are our meals for the week:

Slow Cooker Hoison Pork (new) with Stir-fried Pea Pods
Fast or Slow Chili (figure I should fit it in one more time before it gets too warm)
Pasta Carbonara

Easy week...over to a neighbors for dinner one night and Shannon's week to host Monday night.

Hope you all have a good one,


Erin said...

We LOVE easter egg hunts!

Slacker Mama said...

The pictures are adorable!

Hey...I have a question for you. I've been trying to better at eating leftovers (I think I've mentioned that John does not eat leftovers with the exception of your Chicken Tetrazzini and Carolina BBQ)! do you handle leftovers (you seem to have most nights planned with original meals)?

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I freeze a lot of leftovers for easy, quick meals in single portions. Good for nights when SPH is away on travel or working late.

But we also do a lot of leftovers for lunches too.

Hope this helps!

Amanda said...

Hey there! What a neat blog! If you like the spaghetti and meatballs, feel free to post away. I think they're yummy, but I was raised on them. You know how it is. Have a great week!