Hi everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Mine was very nice. My husband had a half day on Friday, so I decided to take the afternoon off as well. We went out to lunch and to see Ready Player One. Having read the book, I have some thoughts, but ultimately I enjoyed it. I’ll recap in an upcoming Couch Life post.
On Saturday, I woke up for my morning workout class, and my mom surprised me with a little Easter basket! It made my day.
After I got home, my husband and I opted to stay in for the day. It was gloomy out and the couch was calling. We ended up watching all of season two of Santa Clarita Diet (whoops). I also made some cauliflower wings and chips in the air fryer–they turned out pretty good! I used this recipe; I think I’d cook for a bit longer next time, but they tasted really good.
I also baked my cake for Easter Sunday. I made Joy the Baker’s Strawberry Upside-Down Cardamom Cake with a few substitutions to make it vegan. I haven’t done a lot of experimentation with baking, so I was really happy with how this turned out! To Joy’s original recipe, I used Miyoko’s Creamery cultured vegan butter and subbed equal parts coconut cream for the sour cream and three tablespoons of aquafaba (the liquid in a can of chickpeas) for the egg.
If I made it again, I’d bake it slightly longer to compensate. It sunk a bit in the middle, so I’m not sure if that was purely due to the substitutions or if it was just a little underdone. To be honest, the middle tasted really good, ha–and no raw eggs to worry about! When serving, I just threw some coconut cream in the middle to hide the sunken center and called it good.
On Sunday, I finished making my other dishes (vegan scalloped potatoes and my Tofurkey ham) and we headed over to my sister’s house.
I have a vintage dress that I love that I never really wear, and I decided it’d be perfect for Easter.
I originally bought it to sell, but much to my surprise, it ended up fitting me perfectly. I’ve worn it once for Halloween, but I love it too much to just keep it as a costume! I’m hoping to find more 60/70s mod dresses.
We ate and were entertained by my niece for a couple hours (she’s 16 months and adorable as can be) before heading home.
Back home, we watched The Magnificent Seven (somehow we hadn’t got around to that one yet). I should say “watched” because I struggled to keep my eyes open… after a big meal, I’m dunzo.
All in all, it was a relaxing and food-centric weekend. Hope yours was great!
Tell me: How was your weekend? Did you eat anything delicious? Play any epic April Fool’s pranks?