Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
can you believe it’s the Friday? and that this weekend is Easter?! this year, things are going to look a lot different for us all. and it’s worth taking a moment to think about that. Easter egg hunts will be postponed. we’re not going to be attending church services in person; or welcoming guests and family over for brunch. there is a sadness to that, but we cannot let it get us down. we have to look upwards first and forward second. how about attending a virtual service this year? and have your kids and grandkids FaceTime you during their Easter egg hunt. hopefully the weather where you are will be lovely and you can enjoy an Easter brunch al fresco. to that end, we’ve put together a sort of virtual Easter to get you in the spirit and inspire you to do one of your own. we have a brunch recipe today full of bright leafy greens and healthy protein from eggs and beans. it’s an easy recipe that you can customize to what you have on hand. our cocktail today is a brunch classic: the greyhound.
i am dressing for the occasion today, forgoing my typical casual friday ootd for a shirt dress. even though i am staying put, how nice it is to wear a neutral spring dress. it’s a sunny warm spring day. i have the doorway to the porch open and there’s a lovely light breeze flowing in and my easter decor brightens up my home and table.
this is such an easy recipe for an easter brunch. it’s very customizable. the recipe here could go for four people, but can also be for two – with leftovers, and the leftovers keep well for a day or two. if you can’t get a hold of chorizo (spicy mexican sausage) you can do sweet or spicy italian sausage, you could even do breakfast-style sausage if you like. you can use kale, chard, beet greens, whatever you have! if you want to use navy beans or black beans, that’s good too. parmesan is great but if you wanted to use a different grated cheese, i bet it would work out just fine.
heat 1 tbsp oil in skillet, add onions and cook until translucent
add sausage, brown and cook through
add drained chickpeas (add another tbsp of oil if needed)
once the chickpeas are softened, add kale in batches and cook until wilted
transfer mixture to a baking dish (or leave in pan if oven safe)
sprinkle with parmesan cheese
create 4 wells in the mix and crack an egg into each well
bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until the egg whites are set
i am getting my easter table set… aren’t these fabric carrots adorable? i love how they are black and white stripes and polka dots! unconventional, but they fit right in.
fill an old fashioned or Collins glass with ice, pour in juice and vodka, stir and enjoy! if your grapefruit juice is too tart, add a splash of agave. or if you want to try something with a deeper grapefruit flavor add a dash of grapefruit bitters or grapefruit liqueur.
since we won’t be gathering together in person for holidays any time soon, i am curious to know what your solutions are for coming together with your family during the holidays this month. let us know in the comments below how you and your family will celebrate upcoming holidays this year. oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a happy easter. and as always, we will keep bringing you content that is relevant to our current situation, but is also a welcome distraction.
if you’re looking for some more Spring outfit ideas, head over to Nordstrom—up to 50% off during their “Better Together Sale“. i’ve picked out some of my favorites below. make sure to check them out!