This year, following Easter Mass, we hosted another Easter Sunday dinner at our home! I just love that we now have the space to do this, after our remodel/addition the year before last!! Three of my brothers, David, Scott, and Brian, along with Brian's family, joined us, as well as our friends Bill & Kathleen, Marc, and Janet with her two children. (I was blessed to have my husband home for Easter, but Janet's was out of town on training for his job.) All together there were 20 of us, including the children!
My sweet and generous friend Jacinta came over on Holy Thursday and stocked us up with all sorts of groceries for Easter, which really made the planning and shopping so much easier this year, after an extra challenging Lent with my husband out of town. (Thank you Jacinta!!) My sister-in-law brought a yummy fruit salad, and Janet also brought some great side dishes. It was a lot of work to prepare the food, and I wasn't home most of Holy Saturday, but it all came together and we had such an enjoyable Easter with our family and friends.
~ Our Easter Sunday Menu ~
Green Salad • Potato Salad • Fruit Salad • Chips and Salsa
Rice Salad • Artichoke Dip • Shrimp Torta • Carrot Salad (all made by Janet)
Soft Drinks • Golden Easter Punch
Wine • Coffee • Tea
Lamb Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
(made with our Lamb Cake Mold)
Easter Egg Cakes decorated by my girls
Bird's Nest Cookies • Cross Cake
(Applesauce Cake, made with Gluten free Spice Cake mix, baked in a Cross Shaped pan and sprinkled with Powdered Sugar)
Jelly Beans and Peeps
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