After attending church Saturday night, we celebrated Easter yesterday with my parents, my husband’s family, and a very good friend. I was so happy to get the chance to cook in my mom’s beautiful kitchen and spend the day preparing food with her. We ended the day on the front lawn playing duck-duck-goose with glitter filled Easter eggs, well after dark.
I’m still recovering from all that cooking. I am also picking up that plastic easter basket grass from the carpet of every room in my house. Feeling so tired, but so blessed.
Here are a few of the highlights from yesterday. I have more pictures of the appetizers than the main course, because once it was all ready…we were ready to eat!
Our Easter Menu
Green Goddess Garden Shooters from Friday Night Dinners by Bonnie Stern
Brie and Cherry Pastry Cups from Eat Yourself Skinny Blog
Radish Tartines from thekitchn.com
Tortellini Skewers and Parmesan Creme Fraiche Dip from danatreat.com
Spinach and Strawberry Salad from Paula Deen
Roasted Asparagus Bundles from Jamie Oliver
Peas and Watercress with Spring Onions and Mint from Food and Wine Magazine
Pommes Puree with goat cheese and thyme infused cream from my class at L’Academie de Cuisine
Salmon with Herb Butter and Cucumbers with Cream and Mint from Alice Waters The Art of Simple Food
Roast Leg of Lamb stuffed with goat cheese, herbs, and Kalamata olives
Delectable Desserts brought by guests…
Strawberry Shortcake from my multi-talented sister-in-law.
Lemon Meringue Pie…my mother-in-law makes the best pies.
Hummingbird Cake…made with bananas, pineapple, and a cream cheese icing. Really yummy. Thanks, Betty!
I hope your Easter Celebration was as enjoyable as mine!