Tuesday, 26 April 2011
I'm (only) 2 days from the event, I'm moving slowly lately!
The only reason this is worth saying is because I haven't cooked a meal like this by myself for a very long time!
So, the day has arrived and the table is set waiting for the guests.
See the place without a blue Pyrex bowl? That is for my two (will be three in a week) year old grandson.
When the guests arrived we were given a large bouquet of red tulips ~ looks better than the fake yellow roses (did they trick you?)
It's not Easter without a little bit of "dress up"
From left to right Xander, his uncle Marty (Martin has MD), maternal grandfather Gary and paternal grandfather Walter.
We served a cheese, cracker & grape plate (you can see it in the photo above. Then I served Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers. This is a favorite and they are not as hot as you might think.
Served on a green Fire King platter.
Then we went to the table, the first course was a Spring Salad with Yogurt Dressing served with baked Cheese Crackers (boy were they good!). Plus a Vegetable Smoothie Drink.
Then we moved on to the main course. This included Spring Vegetables with Shallot Butter, Roasted Carrots with Coriander & Fresh Mint, Rice Pilaf with Leeks & Tomatoes, Roasted Turkey Breast and an Apricot-Raspberry Glazed Ham.
This was obviously a meat lovers plate! Here is my son Adam, his wife Amy and Alexander (aka Xander) enjoying their Easter dinner.
Then on to dessert ~ this was Lemon Ice (this is a wonderful easy dessert) and Egg-cellent Sugar Cookies with of course tea or coffee.
The clear dishes are Anchor Hocking Manhattan. I love using them, they are elegant and stylish. They look good with any table setting too!
This was truly a wonderful day!
Not like today will be ......... I have to do our income tax! See you in a couple of days (probably).