Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Lunch

We hosted Easter lunch for the family.  Parts of the day felt strange because the last Easter we hosted my grandmother was enjoying the day with us, but I haven't seen her since her death in October.  This Easter my grandfather came with my aunt and cousin.  It was an immensely enjoyable day because we have such a fun family.  The highlight, I'm sure everyone would agree, was my brother's two daughters.  At 4 and 2 years old they are at such a fun stage of life.  They add chaos and joy to any situation.

Here's the lunch menu:

  • Prime beef tenderloin
  • BBQ chicken
  • Smashed Yukon Gold potatoes 
  • Glenda's mac & cheese
  • Carrots au gratin
  • Aunt Jan's broccoli crunch salad
  • Curried chicken and pasta salad
  • Roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, basil
  • Deviled eggs (My brother's are delicious!)
  • Yeast rolls
  • My mom's homemade vanilla ice cream with fudge brownies for dessert!
And of course since I catered my way through college, we had enough food for at least ten more guests!  When I cook I like to have left overs, because I was brainwashed in catering: "if you don't have left overs, then you didn't have enough!"


  1. Everything looks beautiful, Guys, I mean right out of a magazine- except better! I wish we'd been there to help you with all that extra food and to have enjoyed the warmth & good times of everyone together.

    Did the Easter Caddy leave any golf balls laying around under the bushes?

    Love to all, The Georgians

  2. Best meal, aura, and company EVER!