My Easter plans could not be more simple this year. Church in the morning and then lunch reservations at a convenient, central location with my parents and brother's family. No grocery shopping, no cooking, no setting the table, just so and no stress. I think the early Easter date this year, coming on the heels of hosting my families for Thanksgiving and Christmas, called for a change in tradition. We will enjoy our time together, but there will be no need to wash any dishes :-)
The best part of the weekend is that both my daughters will be home and we can spend some family time together. They will also have some sister bonding time and I love seeing them just relaxing on the couch, watching a movie and know they are enjoying their time at home. We may even dye some Easter eggs - it's still fun to do, whatever your age.
Finally, I have a great skinny recipe for a potato gratin that would work really well for Easter dinner, if you are looking to lighten things up. I have made this a few times and love the flavor. The combination of the cheesy potatoes, with the addition of the thyme, is delicious and has a delightful aroma while cooking. All of the ingredients are low/no fat, and while not as creamy as a traditional scalloped potato gratin, the favors are all still there. It is a great lightened up dish, that will take you into spring and summer. The recipe for Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin can be found here (skinnytaste.com).