Easter’s coming late this year – and with it is the new diet trend “keto”. This is the first year that some of our family members are going to be on the Ketogenic diet during the holiday season. Lucky for us, many of our Easter traditions don’t involve carbs or sugar (though some of us might still try to sneak some in).
Our second oldest daughter (Lindsey – the one with our two granddaughters Emily and Ally), will be hosting Easter for the first time this year. Being one of our more ‘structured’ daughters, we have a full itinerary already laid out for us – chock full of traditional easter festivities.
Starting with a packed Easter Sunday church service, we will then get coffee at a local coffeeshop and hang out at a nearby park or beach (more of a Southern California tradition, than an Easter one). After that we will head back to her new apartment where there is a community BBQ area with a pool, jacuzzi, and a big grass area – perfect for hiding easter eggs! Missing from her itinerary is the dying and decorating of the eggs – something our daughters have continued to enjoy doing well into their 20’s (with competitive decorating being especially amusing). However, this year, with a 3-year-old and 1.5-year-old, we’re going the easier (and less messy!) route with plastic eggs that will be filled with non-keto candies, stickers and other fun goodies.
After the hunt, we will all enjoy a (mostly) traditional Easter dinner. However, instead of Easter ham, Lindsey and her husband Forrest are big proponents of Sous-vide chicken.