Well, Lent is officially over. Hope you all had a great Easter holiday! Being vegan for Lent showed me a lot about myself. First off, I can survive without all of those things in my diet and still feel strong, healthy, and energized. My body doesn’t need animal products to be powerful, but it was sort of hard to make the huge transition. As you’ll see from the following post, I have reverted back to my previous eating at least for now. Surprisingly, though, it’s not much different from a vegan diet: I don’t eat meat, I don’t like milk, and I never buy eggs. From now on, I feel as though my diet will be mainly vegan by default, with a few non-vegan things thrown in from time to time.
This weekend included a lot of non-vegan things, but I am ok with that. I am shocked that my body didn’t go nuts with all of the dairy and eggs I threw at it. I was sort of a horrible blogger and didn’t get too many pictures of what I ate this weekend. At Easter numero uno on Saturday, I had some pasta and potatoes, and this epic ice cream sundae!
Yep, that’s cookie dough and Oreo ice cream with caramel and peanut butter sauce and tons of sprinkles.
On Sunday morning, before Trav and I headed to his house for Easter, my mom made us brunch:
Egg casserole (Trav got my bacon)
We had some un-pictured English muffin and hash browns, too! Nothing beats a good home cooked meal!
Instead of getting our own Easter baskets, my mom bought enough to fill a huge basket, and we each picked what we wanted. We each got an egg filled with money and Starbucks gift cards as well. I have the best Easter bunny
Trav and I had to head across the state for more family fun and food. Although the drive seems like forever, I do love passing by the wind mills in Somerset.
After further pigging out at Trav’s house during Easter part two (and receiving another Easter basket from his parent’s!), I am stuff for good. Well, that’s a lie. After today’s breakfast meet-up I am stuffed for good. Or at least until a little bit later when I head over to Starbucks to try out one of my new gift cards
Hollie and I met up for breakfast while she was traveling back to school in NY today. Let me just say that she is as awesome in person as she is on the web. Probably better in real life, if that’s possible. I seriously am about to find out when I am free to go to Virginia Beach this summer just to see her. And who really needs an excuse to go to the beach…
Hollie met me in Shippensburg at a little café called Biscotti, and then it was time to chow down on some breakfast.
We probably had the most awkward lighting at a table ever, but oh well. I got a cheese omelet with hashbrowns and toast. It was yummy. Probably not as yummy as the chocolate chip biscotti she got with her coffee, though. I need to go back there ASAP to try some out!!
She totally made my day/week/probably life at least until the semester is over… I love how I have met some of the most amazing people through the blog world! Unfortunately, I am off to do some work and try to be productive. Only three more weeks of classes left!!!
How was your Easter?
Have you ever met up with a blogger friend in real life? I want to do it more often!