We hosted my family at our house this year, which is something of a tradition these days. I love it.
This is a new branch of my family – my step dad, brother and sister and her fiance. They’re pretty awesome if you ask me. We started saying we’re eating at 1:30 but come whenever because they’re used to arriving, talking, having a drink or something and then eating … my family has always been, you come at 1:30 and lunch is served. It’s changing and it’s nice.
It’s fun! Because now I get to try appetizers.
And we all know how much I love to try new things 🙂
Place setting this year were personalized prints for each and every person, including the children. I got them all free from Feed Your Soul which is an art project for artist to offer one of their works for a free download.
I also picked up a couple Specialty Blends of spices from a shop downtown Holland called The Seasoned Home for each family that attended. Steak rubs for a couple, popcorn spreading for one. It was so fun.
I made ten cornish game hens thinking we’d maybe have one left over … but we had more like 5 left over. Maybe six. I overestimated but it was good either way. I stuffed the hens with a lemon wedge, clove of garlic and bay leaf, rubbed them down with EVOO and salt and stuck em in the oven for about 2 hours.
We had plenty of food. Enough to feed the neighborhood. I love that.
Entertaining people feeds my soul in ways I can’t explain. I love to do it.
So, Happy Easter! (a bit late) I’ll leave you with the cutest people alive. Seriously.