I am having the family over for Easter brunch this Sunday and all week I have been planning a special menu to prepare for them. Back when I didn’t care how much I spent, feeding 8 people wasn’t an issue. But, now that I am trying to be more frugal, I would like to stay in my budget, while creating a special holiday bunch. I also don’t want to blow my health goals, since that is another journey I have been embarking on (not necessarily to lose weight, but just to be healthy!). So, I came up with a menu that consisted of items I mostly already had. My deviled eggs are always devoured before everyone even sits down at the table, so those are a must. Then I will have a skinny tuna casserole, a recipe that I found on Pinterest (http://www.skinnytaste.com/skinny-tuna-noodle-casserole/#_a5y_p=1055230) from Skinny Taste. I have made it before and it is delicious… this is also from a person that hated tuna casserole (bad childhood memories of Tuna Helper almost every night for dinner). Add to that a couple veggie quiches, I was going to do crab quiches, but at $17 for 6oz, I just couldn’t justify it. Broccoli salad and chicken salad sandwiches with some lemon-aid to drink for the kids. I spent a total of $80 and I feel like I was able to go a little over the top, which I like to do for special occasions, but still stay in my budget. Tonight I will probably set the table and bring out some fancy napkins, always a nice touch. But, what is most important is the time with family. It is the traditions that we create together that are memories we will look back on. The anticipation of it all excites me. These are the days that make me smile. Everyone together, eating and having a good time!