Thursday, April 05, 2007

Holidays...and one heck of a delicious sandwich!

For all those celebrating holidays this week (Easter or Passover), I'm sure you will agree that the holidays entail mostly eating, eating and more eating. Dinner at family's, brunch at yours, a huge meal at another family member's house...maybe tea and desserts at a friend's? Perhaps even repeating the entire process the very next day...or even day after that! Though I love, love, love spending time with friends and family, I secretly dread all the eating...or shall I say, overeating?
I am looking forward to the Easter egg hunt I've planned for our two nieces and my student! I just love stuff like this! I get a kick out of organizing fun events and seeing the kids enjoying themselves. Oh, my student wanted to know what the big deal was about those Cadbury Cream Eggs. Coming from South Korea, he had no idea. He saw the commercial on TV with the chicks and the yolk-filled cream egg and wanted to know what the fuss was. His English teacher in Korea loves them (she's from Canada), so he wanted to try them. I got him one and after school, I let him try it. Personally, I cannot eat those things. They are way too sugary for me. My teeth hurt even thinking about them! He took a bite and the look on his face was classic! I think he felt the same way about them as I do! Does anyone out there like those things???

Oh, that's another thing I dread about this holiday. What are we going to do with all that chocolate in the house? Grrrrr!

Okay, since I've been in the mood to do some reviews this week, I wanted to share with you one of the coolest little places to visit if you are ever in Montreal. Actually, I was inspired to do this because J mentioned honey in her last blog post! You see, there is this sandwich (yes, I said sandwich) that absolutely makes my mouth water when I think of it. It's called the Midnight Spread and it is served at this wonderful little gem of a place called Cafe Santropol on St. Urbain. The ambiance is very cool and the decor is fun and artsy. Anyway, the Midnight Spread is a spread of cream cheese, honey, peanut butter, nuts and raisins, and piled with banana, strawberry and other fruits. It's served on crusty French bread and is just oh, so very decadent. There are other great dishes on the menu, but for some reason that's the only thing I ever ordered from there. In my years of being vegetarian when I was in college (or cegep in Quebec), it was a cool place to end the evening out with friends or a secret crush. Great food and a hip place to be.
Happy Holidays, guys and gals!


Doggy Mama said...

Ugh, I know... I don't think I've detoxed completely from Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years and it's already another "eating" holiday again! Yikes! We are going over to my in-laws' house. Big Italian Easter dinner... I think I should wear elastic-waisted pants (either that or a tent)!

Oh, and I am so with you on the Cadburry eggs - ew, ew, ew, ew, ew! I've never been able to eat those things.

Have a great holiday!!

hubby said...

Hi. I agree about the detoxing.

J at said...

That sandwich sounds pretty darned yummy. :)

I used to LOVE those Cadbury eggs, but really, only one a year. Soooo goopy and just the taste of Easter. They're too sweet for me now, but I liked them until I was about 25 or so...

mist1 said...

I hate Cadbury eggs. What is that crap in the middle?

Chrissy121875 said...

Doggy Mama: Seriously! LOL! I get that instant gag reflex thing going when I even think of Cadbury Easter eggs! LOL! Ick! Wow!!! You'll be eating A LOT this weekend! I've been to plenty of Italian family get's sort of like filipino/Spanish and Greek get, food, food! Urgh! The food is all delish though! That's the problem! LOL!

Awww! Audrey's baby is an Easter baby! :P Too cute!

hubby: So, Honey, shall we skip Easter all together then? LOL! Then again...all the invitations means I don't have to cook for a few days! LOL!

J: one of my friends way back in elementary school used to eat them at Easter all the time. She LOVED them. She used to be able to eat 5 of them in a row. Uhhhh...sugar rush? I can't imagine how bad that stuff is for a person! LOL!

Mist: I have nooooooo idea! It's really creepy, if you ask me! LOL!

Chrissy121875 said...

Oh, okay...I do like the Cadbury mini eggs though! You know, the one with the candy shell and milk chocolate inside....

But not the cream filled eggs with the sugary yolk in the middle. Blecchhh.

Miss Moneypenny said...

Okay, I'm going to be the voice of dissent here - I love those Cadbury Easter Cream Eggs! I know, they are sickly sweet but I still love them. I only allow myself to have one per Easter season, and I usually have it with a cup of tea to cut the sweet factor down a bit. My other Easter vice is the Chocolate Walnut egg from Laura Secord ( the one in the purple box )....yum. Having said that, I haven't had either of them yet this Easter...and I probably won't.

I have, however, been on a bit of a baking kick these past couple of days. My sister and I made vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting ( used the Magnolia Bakery recipe for both - to die for! ) and I made Banoffee Tarts the day before that - my favourite!! I was thinking of you and Pete while I made them!!


Chrissy121875 said...

Miss Moneypenny:
Tee hee! J, you are too funny! I knew there had to be someone out there who liked those Cadbury Cream Eggs! ;) Ohhh...Banoffee tarts?? Vanilla cupcakes?? Mmmmmmm...sounds delish! Would it be terrible of me to ask you to make Banoffee pie when you get here? LOL! ;)

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