First, here's a pic of the appetizers. Starting from the back: wheel o' cocktail shrimp, plate of white and wheat crackers, cheeseboard with grapes (brie, blue, sharp chedder, truffled awesome cheese from Trader Joe's), plates and easter napkins, and empty sangria set just waiting to be filled with my dad's delicious chardonnay-peach sangria. Boy, do I wish I had gotten a shot of that! Picture a bright yellow peach slice floating in an amber liquid. Delish!
Now on to dinner. Our dining room is cozy (read tiny) and we decided to move out into the living room and add an extra table to accomodate both guests and food. The mismatched tables looked almost seamless when covered with a yellow tablecloth courtesy of Martica (Martha Stewart). Now, starting from the back again: Emily's delicious yeast rolls, seafood pasta with Vin's homemade red sauce, brussel sprouts with bacon, a ham (of course!), asparagus-artichoke pasta salad, the recycled sangria pitcher now serving as a water pitcher(!), and a huge tomato and romaine salad. How many people did we have for Easter dinner do you ask? Ten? Fifteen? Twenty? Drumroll, please...Seven!
Oh and did I mention dessert? We had a Peep display of easter candy and a yummy semi-homemade guava cream cheese cake washed down with Cuban coffee.