Easter was at my house again this year. In my family this is a completely secular, food-oriented holiday. This was the house we traditionally always had Easter at when we were little kids, so this is the first time everyone has been here since we moved in. All my sisters came with their children, and Matt's brother came with his kids too. This was hilarious because their mom put them in adorable matching lavender Easter dresses with little white dress shoes and cardigans and all my sisters' kids were running around in jeans and thrift store dresses. It makes for a good contrast in pictures, half a dozen little towheaded terrors and two misleadingly perfect-looking little black-haired angels. Anyways, here's the rundown:
banana nut muffins (everyone thought these were from the bakery, but I made them),
fruit ring (this was from the bakery, it got inhaled in about 30 seconds, some people didn't even know it existed),
green salad (sisterly contribution),
quinoa salad (my aunt brings this to all potlucks because everyone requests it, I am waiting for the recipe),
three loaves of bread (one wine-wheat-walnut, two challah, from the awesome bakery),
spinach-mushroom-and-potato frittata (in a big Pyrex, this is great for a big crowd but I think I overdid the potato component a bit),
and no chocolate. WTF was I thinking?
Incidental Easter-related/ non-Cure house purchases included a bunch of ranunculus that has lasted really well for $3.99 (I will SO be buying those again), as well as a gorgeous Marimekko-esque tablecloth and some cute new dishtowels from my soon-to-be-defunct favorite kitchen store. The auto spell checker does not like me today.
And incidental benefits included being the recipient of a ton of flowers so now my house may be messy but it smells like heaven. And my sisters finally dragged away about half the contents of the garage. Thank goodness. I anticipate actually being able to park in there in the relatively near future. Crazy? Possibly.