What I Love This Week

dyed easter eggs

We are gearing up for a small scale Easter with just the three of us. Luckily, James is still young enough that he won’t know what he’s missing. We bought a small ham, some carrots, and green beans, and I will try to make some good sides from our pantry staples and bake a little something sweet. I’ll hide Easter eggs for James to find and we also have some gifts left over from Christmas that we stored for later, thanks to our overly generous friends and family, so we’ll bring something new up for him to open in his basket. It will be a different kind of holiday but we are looking forward to making memories with our favorite little guy :)

Some things I loved this week:

Here is a peaceful video taken over a year, capturing all the animals who used a log to cross a river in Pennsylvania.

If you are looking for last minute Easter Recipes, here are some I put together

Tips for celebrating holidays without family

Daniel and I rewatched the movie Glengarry Glen Ross (available to stream on HBO Go) this week. It’s an amazing movie and a fun watch. It has one of the best casts of all time and is easy to get lost in because the dialogue is so quick.

Watch the cast of Hamilton surprise a young girl whose family had to cancel their plans to see the show on her birthday

Like most of the world, I watched Tiger King recently and while I found it to be pretty interesting television, it was really tough for me to watch because I was so upset with how the animals were treated. 39 of the tigers are now in an animal sanctuary in Colorado. They had a lot of nutritional and health issues coming in, but are now in a place better equipped to take care of them.

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12 thoughts on “What I Love This Week

  1. Frances

    Thanks for all the ideas. I had to share the Pa wildlife with friends, as a nature lover and a Pennsylvanian. Amazing variety of animals. Really enjoyed that. Loved the easy chick cup cakes, not sure I can find all the things to do them this year as trying not to go to the store much but they are cute!

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    1. Andie Mitchell Post author

      Thanks! I loved that video too. I think most of us will have to get creative this year. I just realized I’m low on flour so I will be trying to bake something with pancake mix!

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  2. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    I know everyone’s talking about Tiger King, but I don’t think my husband could handle watching it. Our neighbor said it “wasn’t too bad”, but I just don’ t know. Maybe we’ll just keep watching Top Chef in the evenings! (We started with Season One on Hulu, because we didn’t really start watching this show religiously until season 8 or 10 or something???!)

    Stay safe and be well!

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  3. Shawn

    Hi Andie – I just finished your book and enjoyed it thoroughly. I appreciate your honesty. I also just ordered your cookbook. Being hunkered down gives me the desire to look at things differently. I watched Tiger King and am continually frustrated with the glorifying of white trash. Joe Exotic belongs in jail and probably so does Carole Baskin. All I can say is I’m grateful that most of the tigers are in a better place. Colorado has a beautiful sanctuary, and they will be well protected. Thank you for the Easter suggestions. Stay well, and stay safe.

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  4. Lisa

    Completely agree about Tiger King. I tried but within the first 20 min I was so disgusted. to think that those beautiful endangered WILD animals being looked after by those uneducated fools. It was just too much to hear and left me feeling depressed. Glad to see I wasn’t the only one to feel this way about watching it.

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  5. Aimee

    Thanks, I love your blog. I especially loved the nature video, it filled me with peace while watching it. Just beautiful. Also, I agree about Tiger King, I couldn’t watch it. The big cats were so gorgeous and majestic, seeing them mistreated left me filling sick. I didn’t get very far in the series.

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