Easter Dinner 2013
A bit late on the update here - I just get either too busy, too over-whelmed with ideas and photos, or I just don't feel like doing any blogging. The ideas are there but the desire isn't. I bought a cool app for my laptop, to make photo collages. It's a big help for me to utilize my photos in a more concise manner. A photo collage like this one can take care of multiple uploads and make for a pretty photo essay.
We had a house full of people for Easter dinner this year. Liz's mom; our friend Roberta and her 1 year old girl; our good friends from church, the Meloy's, Mike, Lise, and one of their three daughters, Meghan. Friends and opera associates, Rob, Christine and their 2 year old daughter, Sophia (one of Nate's special girlfriends!) It was a lively bunch and the food, as usual was delicious. We shared dinner and drink responsibilities. Christine brought home-made Boursin spread onto baguette slices and topped with thinly sliced cucumbers. Lise made an amazing "Pascal Lamb", succulent with fat and tinged with rosemary, garlic and onions. I made a poached salmon, served cold, with cucumber yogurt sauce. A simple cheese sampler of goat cheeses - chevere, drunken goat and an aged Humbolt Fog. Roasted asparagus - tis the season after all! Sautéed snap peas with peppers. Olives, and a huge salad, served in an old HUGE wooden bowl that I got from my friend Sue Saidel's family. A bowl big enough in which to bathe a small child! Dessert was strawberry rhubarb and apple pies from Springdale Farms, Easter candies and chocolate chip with orange essence cookies that Lise baked.
We ate, drank, laughed and had a lovely time together. The kids played and we reminisced about holidays we've spent together in the past. It's a lot of work, even when you share the cooking. But it's worth it. To make happy memories takes work and love, and I have more than enough to spare and share!