Hi all!! So I have been slacking on posting this but I really wanted to share the amazing weekend my hubby and I had in the Catskill Mountains (in NY) for our Easter weekend. My husband and I had a 4 day weekend and we just felt so overwhelmed with life by the time Easter was getting near that we decided to take a little vacation to decompress. It was so perfect and SO relaxing. This is now the second time we have used an Airbnb for a trip and I cannot say enough good things about it. We picked this little gem which was a perfect, romantic, getaway for the location and the views! This tiny little home sat on top of a mountain and you can see the most amazing sunsets (pictures below to prove it!).
So with it being Easter and all we decided to have our own little festive celebration. My husband is Danish and he grew up celebrating Easter with the traditional fare of Smørrebrød (open face sandwiches). They normally have lots of fish, dairy and meats (none of which I can eat now lol). This was the first Easter without both of his parents and it was a holiday that I have spent with his family for the past 7 or so years. So we decided to kind of make this holiday our own (once we have a house we totally want to host) and have my family over to experience this awesome tradition. It was rather interesting for me to come up with vegan alternatives to some of these dishes that we would traditionally have. Of course we did the smoked salmon, baby shrimp, hard boiled eggs, and curried herring (just a few of the regulars since it was only Thomas and I) and then I came up with a few dishes that created similar flavors to what a Danish Easter tasted like to me. I will have to say I was rather surprised that I didn’t feel left out or that I wasn’t eating the same usual greatness as I had in the past years.
Here are some pictures from our weekend including our amazing hike and Easter lunch 🙂
And our Easter lunch: