May 10, 2009 by Jess
This year Alex and I hosted our first Easter Dinner. The highlight of Easter weekend was dying Easter eggs. I had been blowing out egg shells for a week or two and had collected a few, and my mom donated a dozen or more to the cause. They’re a little harder to dye because they don’t sink, but with a little patience, they look just as great as whole eggs. Then, on Saturday, I spent about an hour stringing thread through the eggs and hung them from our dining room chandelier. They created an awesome centerpiece to our Easter table.
There was food galore! Alex and I cooked our first ham. We also made scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, fruit salad, and deviled eggs. My dad and step-mom made a yummy green salad. Alex’s mom brought a delicious smoked salmon dip and crackers for an appetizer. My coworker (he was family-less for the holiday, so we invited him to join us) contributed homemade rolls (some had garlic and were amazing!). And my stepbrother and his entourage made dessert (which had a name like Sex in a Pan, totally inappropriate).
It was a beautiful dinner and lots of fun.
Table arrangement and CenterpieceYum Yum!