Spring Has Sprung Series: Egg-stra Special Easter Tablescape

Hop on Over for an egg decorating party and turn your Easter dinner table into an elegant but inexpensive tablescape.  It’s a great opportunity to put your creative skills to the test and use fun, bright colors and items around your house.  Our tablescape costs less than $100 and items can be found at Target, Michael’s, and your local grocery store.  Make use of colorful liens, dishes, and flowers.  Instead of dying eggs, we decorated wooden eggs that come in various colors and have flat bottoms and sides for display.  We also used plastic eggs for the kid in all of us who wants a little treat!

Spring Has Sprung Series: Spring Entertaining

As the weather gets warmer we want to spend more time outside with our family and friends.  This spinach and strawberry chicken salad is a perfect dish for two or for a group of friends enjoying a sunny afternoon.   Additionally, not everyone has the time or talent to make every meal from scratch and I have added a few short cuts.

Ingredients: Makes 4

  • 1 Bag of baby spinach
  • 4 Honey roasted chicken breasts or 2 boxes of Purdue Short Cuts Honey Roasted Chicken Breasts
  • Fresh basil 
  • Fresh strawberries 
  • Strawberry poppyseed vinaigrette (Marzetti makes a great one)
  • Chopped honey roasted almonds
  • Crumbled goat cheese

Add baby spinach to each plate.  Top with slices of honey roasted chicken, sliced strawberries, chopped honey roasted almonds, chopped basil, and crumbled goat cheese.  Drizzle strawberry poppyseed vinaigrette as desired over salad and serve with fresh sourdough bread.