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Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend Glimpse

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!

We started ours off with a little surprise birthday party for Libby... which I slightly spoiled by not being hidden before she arrived. I was still on the front porch when she pulled up, and I instantly dropped to the ground, trying to hide behind ...nothing. At least it was pretty hilarious. Also, I got to make the cake! More on that later.

For Easter dinner, Annie and I were cooking and decided to keep things simple and not do a big traditional meal. We did babyback ribs, grilled chicken, garlic bread, strawberry salad, crispy potato roast, whole wheat pasta salad, and coconut cream pie for dessert. It was all wonderful.

I made the potatoes similar to this recipe but with what I had on hand and felt like doing... red potatoes (sliced thinly with a mandoline cutter), drizzled with butter, sprinkled with salt, red pepper flakes, herbs de provence, and Parmesan cheese, with a few onion slices. Baked at 375 degrees for 1.5 - 2 hours. They were delicious, flavorful but not overly rich, and so pretty. I'll definitely make them again, I'd love to try this presentation with various potatoes... Yukon Gold, red, purple, sweet potatoes... it would look so beautiful!

The tablescape... I used some milkglass vases with flowers from my garden... some wildflowers, irises, and peonies (some freshly picked and some nearly over-blown) arranged on a pale blue table runner with green faux bois velvet ribbon twirled around. The drinking glasses look vintage but are favorite finds from HomeGoods!

Marshall found some Easter eggs.

Not pictured:
- pizza
- good old-fashioned girl time (giggling, wedding photos, hair braiding)
- strawberry soda
- procrastinating
- getting up early
- my Easter outfit for church: blush pink tights, gold ballet flats, white skirt, black top, blush pink ruffled sweater, long gold knotted necklace, envelope clutch.
- failed queso dip
- family time


Melissa said...

Erin, just so you know, I think your potatoes are prettier than Martha's. :) I'd love to see the rainbow version! Hope you had a wonderful Resurrection Sunday!

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