The coming week is going to be a busy one here in Hilo. Sunday is Easter, and then begins the Merrie Monarch. Hilo pulls out the stops for this super-bowl-of-hula festival. Here is a link to some photos of the arts and crafts offered. Enjoy!
I was given a couple of Energy Bars to eat the other day, and realized I had never blogged about them. Photos are below. I am not sure if they were originally developed by Hawaiian Electric, or if they just formalized the recipe. I had never seen them in the mainland -- but here in the islands, I see them pretty much at any bake sale that I attend. Crispy, yet chewy, they always have these characteristics: (1) They are cut into small log-bars, never squares; (2) They are always wrapped in wax paper, with the ends of the paper twisted. I am not a big fan of granola bars, but I could eat energy bars every day. They are a wonderful pick-me-up in the morning, reminiscent of a Rice Krispie (but with more goodies). The recipe is very easy. If you are visitors, and see a bake sale, look for them!
This week has an easy start -- Easter Sunday -- mostly because friend NJ invited us for dinner and is dealing with the ham. Here is the plan:
Sunday: Ham with Raisin Sauce, Deviled Eggs, Asparagus with Blender Hollandaise, Fruit Salad and Chive Rolls
Monday: Leftover Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, and Broccoli
Tuesday: Southwest Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing; Tortilla Chips
Wednesday: Baked Chicken Thighs with Pesto over Bow-Tie Pasta; Sliced Tomatoes
Thursday: Hash Browns, Spinach, and Tomato Pie; Salad
Friday: Oven-Roasted Salmon, Hapa Rice, and Fried Zucchini
Saturday: French Bread Pizza; Salad
Here are those energy bar photos. Have a Happy Easter and wonderful week!
- C. Ironing