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.
Using the nice china and everything!
Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil bites courtesy of my sister & her boyfriend
Meatballs also courtesy of my sister & her boyfriend
Sister & boyfriend
Deviled Eggs courtesy of my mom They took a spill coming in, they look beautiful before that
Homemade Guacamole courtesy of my sister-in-law
Homemade Tzatziki courtesy of my mother-in-law, yum
Roast leg of lamb
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!
We also had broccoli, salmon, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes and bread!
Dessert: Lemon Bars, Cadbury Cream Egg Cupcakes, Fruit, and Greek Cookies
Caty, Dad, and I
Nick & I
and my favorite picture of the day
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