tiptoe through the tulips

On Sunday Trev and I drove around the Dutch countryside all day looking for flower fields.  Every time we found a good one we pulled over and hopped out for some pictures.  A lot of the fields were daffodils (narcissus) or hyacinths - we were a little early for the bulk of the tulips, but still managed to see some beautiful fields.  It was fun to drive around looking for the vibrant stripes of colour out in the fields, then trying to make our way towards them.  I can't even describe how amazing an entire field of hyacinths smell - it was heavenly as the scent wafted towards you on the breeze.  So this post is mostly pictures of flowers...and a few pictures of the dinner I made later on.

I loved our little Fiat 500 - so cute!

I loved our little Fiat 500 - so cute!

After we returned home from our tour of the countryside and I had arranged all the tulips I just bought into vases, we roasted a chicken for Easter dinner.  It was pretty simple really, I quartered a lemon and cut a small onion into large chunks then stuffed them into the body cavity with a few sprigs of rosemary.  I chopped up carrots, new potatoes, onion and a few cloves of garlic and tossed them in olive oil and salt & pepper.  I nestled my chicken into the veggies, then spread a heaping tablespoon of creamy dijon mustard over the chicken and sprinkled with fresh ground pepper.  I roasted the chicken and veggies at 350 F for 1 1/2 - 2 hours (I think...I wasn't paying close enough attention).  There you have it: Easter dinner.  

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