Easter Feast

My Easter meal was a gift.  It was spent at a good friend’s house with her family and watching our husband’s meet, bond and then spend 3 straight days hanging out, laughing, shooting nerf darts and flying mini helicopters around the house while our 5 children giggled, whispered, laughed, pouted, shouted and bonded… I have no words.  It was a gift and my heart is overflowing with love and joy and peace.

I sat and SHE cooked.  I cut and chopped and WE cooked together.  We cooked TOGETHER.

In HER kitchen.  We fed our families, we filled their bellies and their hearts and together we created memories.

It was a gift.

I don’t have a recipe today, I’ve just gotten home and I am playing a MEAN game of “ketchup”  I will however, tease you with some pictures.

Mondavi

Salad

Chilled Green Bean Salad

Spice Rubbed Ham

Bread

What did y’all have for Easter?

Did you cook at home? Go to a friends? Family?

I’d love to know and I’d love you to share your most Mouthwatering Recipes!!

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    • says

      We miss you. Monkey woke up crying in the car. He didn’t want to come home. I believe you may find a stray cowboy boot in your house. If you do… ;-) let me know and I’ll have Nathan come pick it up. I can only find one.

      MISS YOU.

  1. says

    Sounds like a AWESOME Easter you had!!……..funny little side note, my hubby JUST got a little mini remote control helicopter and has been flying it non-stop in our house for the past week! lol…..how funny is that?!

    Your food looks AMAZING!

    • says

      It was amazing.
      That’s too funny! Is it an Air Hog? That’s what our boys were flying. I have video of our big dog trying to take it down, too. It’s hysterical! Men… ;-) *snort*

      Thank you. xo

  2. says

    No time for recipes, but I had a wonderful feast as well. We got invited to the preacher’s house after church (which was awesome since we totally forgot about how all the restaurants would be closed and would have starved otherwise). We took a Rotisserie chicken from Wal-Mart at the last minute (greedy Walmart was open on Easter!). They served ham, broccoli rice casserole, potato-sour-cream-cheese casserole, green beans, salad, fruit salad, deviled eggs, home made rolls, our chicken, sweet tea, carrot cake, some sort of buttery iced dump cake that I am still salivating over (need recipe for that one!), glazed easter sugar cookies, chocolate pudding layer cake, and oatmeal cookies with raisins. We were all stuffed and I’m not saying if I went back for seconds… or thirds. Hey – I’m still nursing. Shut up.

    • says

      Ohmigosh.
      NOM NOM NOM.
      That sounds AMAZING. I’m not nursing and I’d have DEFINITELY gone back for 3rds or 4ths of that heavenliness.

  3. says

    I have to let you know that your Potato Casserole with Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese is now one of our favorite potato recipes. It turned out perfectly scrumptious! I will be making this every Easter (and lots of other times, too).

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. says

    Hey – you are a Southern girl…I tried cheesy grits and shrimp for the first time a few weeks ago. YUM! I was shocked by how much I liked it. But the recipes I’ve seen would bring down an elephant with the amount of butter, cream, and cheese. Do you make them? If so, do you make them in such a way that they won’t stop my heart instantly? They don’t have to be healthy…just not likely to require bypass surgery directly afterward.
    .-= Michelle Smiles´s most recent blog ..Thanks Easter Bunny Bawk Bawk =-.

  5. says

    We were blessed to spend the weekend with friends in the city where we used to live–this is the fifth Easter we’ve spent together with them. I love friends who’ve become family! We had a bonafide feast of ham, cheesy potatoes, sweet potatoes with lemon and brown sugar, green beans, broccolini, jell-o salad, green salad, rolls, and three kinds of dessert!
    .-= Vanderbilt Wife´s most recent blog ..Menu Plan Monday =-.

  6. Heather says

    Awww! It looks like you guys had such a blast! I read your tweets all weekend and was feeling green with envy!
    :)
    .-= Heather´s most recent blog ..On Speaking Out =-.

  7. says

    Looks absolutely delicious, and what a great way to spend your Easter!! Spent Easter with my daughter, my mother, sister and a couple of close friends. My hubby was in Iraq this year, so he got cookies and cards from us.

  8. says

    Um, yum! Everything looks so fresh and yummy. How neat to cook together, too! I guess I was in a roasting mood – roasted chicken, roasted new potatoes, & roasted asparagus. At least I was nice all Easter day long and didn’t roast a single person! Have a blessed week. Thanks for hosting.
    .-= Southern Fried Gal´s most recent blog ..Recipe Improv – Pantry Cookie Bars =-.

  9. Jennifer says

    After church, we had ham, salmon, rolls, asparagus, mashed potatos, peas, jello mold, strawberry shortcake and chocolate cake.

  10. Liberty says

    Really jealous! sounds like a rockin’ good time! We had lamb, ham and smoked turkey. Greek potato salad that was to DIE for, homemade artisanal bread, strawberry jello salad, yummy green salad with candied pecans, garlicky zucchini casserole, incredible desserts including sour cream coconut cake and ban-offee pie…Crazy to have so much food that you can’t even begin to fit it all on your plate! Too many good cooks can be hard on the jeans the next day :) oh and a lamb carved out of butter…you can see THAT work of art here : bit.ly/9YJted

  11. says

    Easter coincided with Spring Break this year, and because of our church commitments, we couldn’t take our usual week’s vacation. So we took a road trip to Nashville and stayed at the Opryland hotel! Which was wonderful, of course, but it meant that we were on the road back to Chicago on Saturday. Then we spent Sunday morning at church, so who was the loser at the grocery store on Easter at 4:00 p.m.? Yours truly.

    So we had pork tenderloin marinated in lemon and herbs, boiled new potatoes, and asparagus–with noodles and buttery carrots added for the picky eaters.

    For dessert we had a big cake shaped like a cross (!) decorated with frosting flowers from the store bakery. I was looking for a lamb cake, but the cross was the only one left. (And they should totally have marked it down, because who was going to buy it on Monday? But no, I had to pay retail for my edible religious symbol!)
    .-= Poppy Buxom´s most recent blog ..The Five Cs of keeping your look fresh: Counting the Cost =-.

  12. Mishi says

    So amazing. If I didn’t have Angie at my house for a night, I would be insanely jealous. I still am jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeloooooooooooooooooooose!
    .-= Mishi´s most recent blog ..“I knew I wouldn’t forget you, and so I went and let you blow my mind…” =-.

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