Easter Sunday

Our holidays are usually busy because we always see both of our families.  This year it was extra busy because I hosted an Easter Breakfast!  It was incredibly last minute but I’m very happy with the results.  I’m still learning to be a hostess but I feel like I’m improving.  I didn’t go overboard and I timed the food pretty well.  The only negative was that I was too busy to socialize.  My Mom’s family came at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. we had to be at Danny’s Dad’s house – in between that time I had to make a zucchini casserole large enough to serve 30 people.  It worked out but it’s something for me to improve on.

The Menu
Mushroom and Spinach Quiche*
Trader Joe’s Apple-smoked Bacon

I never had potato pancakes before but everyone loved them.  The mushroom quiche was my person favorite.  And Danny loves it when I make jam.  Aunt Mikki brought the fruit salad and St. Julian’s Passionate Peach Spumante a.k.a. the best thing I’ve ever had to drink.  If you haven’t tried it – you must!

It’s imperative that things looks pretty but I also want to keep costs low.  Since we don’t have my ten person dining table (yet) I had to improve with seating.  Thankfully, I was able to seat everyone together.  Mom bought me a tablecloth for the table she’s let us borrow all month!  I love the color and it complimented the banner I made using leftover supplies from the kid party.

I spent an hour searching for the best bunny napkin tutorial online.  Our Best Bites was the winner by a long shot!  I pulled out the fancy china that I love more than anything else I own.  It’s 100 year old Oxford and completely gorgeous!

I wanted something special for the table but I didn’t want anything tall because it interferes with conversation and I wanted something that I could space out along the table.  After a couple trips to florists, I finally settled on potted flowers.  They’re simple, beautiful and I can transplant them into the garden I want to plant outside.  The vases are from the dollar store and I think it was the the perfect addition to the table.

I saw this Easter egg garland idea on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for the banister.  Mom had a ton of little eggs and I picked up some larger ones and ribbon at the dollar store.  It took a little time to put it together but there was a 50th anniversary marathon for General Hospital on SoapNet so it was the perfect excuse to watch some television.

*I used the asparagus recipe for the most part but substituted: mushrooms, spinach, onions and fontina cheese. 

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