Easter Dinner

Posted on Apr 25, 2011

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My family is very low key; as you can see from food being served in the practical containers they traveled in.  I love that about us.  We enjoy getting together on the holidays, but we don't stress too much about it.  This year for Easter my sister suggested that we have a Mediterranean feast.  Such a great idea!  We divvied up dishes to bring to my sis' house on Sunday.  I was inspired to branch out and try new recipes.  I've been making hummus for years, but this was the first time I'd actually mashed garbanzo beans to make falafel.  I'd usually make it from 'scratch' by buying a mix.  All of these recipes are simple to make and don't take much time.  Many things can be made days ahead to make the actual holiday not so pressed for time.  It was a vegetarian meal which made it easy to ensure everyone would be able to eat everything. The meal was so tasty!  Our family loved it so much, we've decided that we will do this every Easter.  A new tradition is born.

Dishes I made:

My sis made:

  • Lentil soup
  • Labneh 
  • Baklava (walnut and almond) – She's amazing!

We rounded out the meal with flatbread, olives, green salad and lots of wine.

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I don't want to brag, but I did earn this awesome medal my niece made by finding the most eggs in an indoor Easter egg hunt.  To be fair, I was competing only with my husband, there were only 20 eggs and while helping set stuff up in the kitchen – I had already spotted many of the hidden eggs.  :)

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