Anyway, we had a very delicious menu:
Grilled Lamb, courtesy of my FIL
Roasted Root Vegetables
Iceberg Wedges w/ Gorgonzola Dressing
Caramelized Onion & Sage Potatoes Gratin
Buttermilk Biscuits from The Joy of Cooking
Desert was a special treat for my husband and Matt. They had previously bonded over Profiteroles (yet another story for another post), so I surprised them and made some homemade ones from Martha's Baking book. Speaking of Martha, my other dessert was supposed to be sugar cookies using my Williams-Sonoma Easter cookies cutters I found at the thrift store. However, this recipe did not turn out, so we had a sugar cookie pie instead.
Also in my crazy haze of everyone coming over, I thought it would be a great idea to make these chocolate eggs I saw on the MS website. Oh was it crazy indeed. The whole process was a pain in the butt. First, I almost passed out from blowing out 8 eggs. Then I had to boil them in hot water and pat them down. Then I had to dye them. Next I realized I was supposed to let the eggs dry out for 2-3 days. I didn't let that stop me, so I put them in the hot oven to dry out. Yesterday morning I began the process of tempering the chocolate to fill the eggs. The worst part was filling the eggs through the tiny hole (not so tiny after I was done) in the egg. I had chocolate everywhere. I must say, everyone was quite impressed, but I was left feeling it wasn't so worth all the trouble! Here's a comparison of Martha's egg and my egg.
I was, however, very proud of my "tablescape."
My cousin and I were laughing about this terminology all week when I told her that I had a beautiful table setting in mind. If you ever watch the foodnetwork, you might know how funny it is to watch Sandra Lee. Anyway, a lot of the items were thrifted. The table cloth, jars, and the glasses holding the candy. I can't believe how cheaply I found the things for:
Oh, and I never finished Isaiah's jacket for Easter, so he'll have to wear it some other time. I also didn't get any great pictures of him on my camera. I think I was too worried about my tablescape! Hopefully my cousin and MIL got some good ones so I can share them with you. Oh and the Easter bunny didn't come to visit either. Thank God for Godmommies and Nanas that come bearing nice Easter baskets!
Anyway, hopefully the weather warms up soon. I did not really enjoy the 40 degree Easter weather! Today is the last day of my husband's spring break, so I'm hoping to go the thrift store for the 25% off Mondays. Wish me luck.