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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Dinner and Fun with Friends

We ended our Easter day celebration by hosting a few friends for a bbq.  The weather cooperated perfectly and we were able to sit outside and enjoy some pre-dinner drinks and appetizers.  The food was delicious.  Sadly, I have no photos of it.  But the taste of shrimp cocktail, and feta cream cheese balls, and grilled Halloumi cheese linger on on my palate.  It only got better from there as we feasted on entrecote steaks, lamb kebabs, and spicy, delicious sausages.  Salad, potatoes, bread, asparagus, and sauteed mushrooms and onions filled our plates and our bellies to overflowing.  To ease the fullness, I made everyone participate in an old fashioned egg toss!  We always did this at Easter on my uncle's farm and I thought it would be fun to engage in a friendly competition!  We drew names for partners and headed out to our back courtyard.  A few of our Swedish neighbors saw us and just shook their heads once again at their weird American neighbors! I thought Doug and our friend Robert would be tough, but turns out Sean (the youngest one there) and yours truly were the toughest team!  We emerged victors of the egg toss! 
We came inside and indulged in vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries and mint chocolate molten cakes.  I wasn't sure I would recover!  We had a grapes and cheese platter to boot but that never got served.  We were all too full to try for another course!
It was a wonderful way to close a beautiful Easter weekend.  Good friends and good food.  It's a combination that is hard to beat.