A Tale of two Easter’s: Part One

Again, I have moved the Year in Baking (Lemon Lust Bars) post to Tuesday because it would’ve made this post too long.

As I have shared on twitter, this past weekend was the first of two Easter’s I will be celebrating. Let me back explain, Nick is Greek Orthodox, and most of our holidays fall on the same days, Easter is a bit different. For the Orthodox calendar Easter is on the first Sunday after the first full moon of the Spring equinox and must follow or occur during Passover. Some years it is the same as Catholic Easter, this year it is not, it is actually the first weekend of May.

I decided that this would be a good time to have both our families over for Easter dinner and to throw a good ol’ dinner party. Thanks to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law for their very much needed help cooking! I didn’t take pictures of everything but I will share what I managed to get pics of.

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Table set-up

Using the nice china and everything!

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Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil bites courtesy of my sister & her boyfriend

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Meatballs also courtesy of my sister & her boyfriend

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Sister & boyfriend

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Deviled Eggs courtesy of my mom They took a spill coming in, they look beautiful before that :)

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Homemade Guacamole courtesy of my sister-in-law

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Homemade Tzatziki courtesy of my mother-in-law, yum

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Roast leg of lamb

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Spring Risotto, recipe courtesy of Sabrina. This was definitely a labor intensive recipe and I wouldn’t do it again for such a large group, but definitely for a dinner party, this was a hit!

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Delicious salad

We also had broccoli, salmon, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes and bread!

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Dessert: Lemon Bars, Cadbury Cream Egg Cupcakes, Fruit, and Greek Cookies

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Caty, Dad, and I

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Nick & I

and my favorite picture of the day

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Uncle Coco and B

How was your Easter? Do you celebrate? Are you a brunch out or a dinner in type of family?

Check out more delicious eats on Jenn’s blog for WIAW

11 thoughts on “A Tale of two Easter’s: Part One

  1. Looks like you guys had a great Part 1 of Easter! All your food looks amazing and I’d love to hear more about the Cadbury Cream Egg Cupcakes! This Easter we welcomed a new baby into our family, and it was the best thing the Easter Bunny could bring us!

    • Thanks, Sylvia! The cupcake recipe will be up next week! Babies are an awesome Easter gift! What an exciting weekend for you.

  2. oh my goodness what a feast!! Looks amazing and delicious. I want to hear about the Cadbury Cream Egg Cupcakes too! We spent Easter at my in-laws house which was nice and low key.

    • Thanks, Christine! The recipe will be up next week! Low-key is always a winner (but sometimes I like the chaos of hosting haha)

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