Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Weekend Recap

Chris and I successfully hosted our first ever holiday in our home this past Sunday, and I'm quite happy with how it all went!

My parents came in our Friday afternoon with my sister and her boyfriend. We sat down to lunch (Skinnytaste Asian Grilled Chicken, Peanut Butter Noodles, and Edamame) before doing some shopping at Home Goods, the Container Store, and Trader Joe's. On Saturday, we spent the entire day in the City. (we walked 15,000 steps according to my iphone app!) We first went over to the new High Line Park. Sadly, this was NOT what I expected it to be. I thought it was a real "park" with sprawling grass fields, and scenic places to sit overlooking the water. Unfortunately, it was more like a narrow metal walkway. It served a few scenic views along the way - but it was not a place I'd go to relax, especially on the first nice day of Spring!

After we walked the High Line, we went down to Chelsea Market, which believe it or not, I had never been to before. I'm not quite sure how I haven't been there because it seemed to have the most AMAZING places for food. I wanted to try everything. It really reminded me of the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco. After we browsed Chelsea Market, we walked up to Eataly. Eataly was so crowded and there was an hour and a half wait for the restaurant where I wanted to eat. I didn't realize it until I got there, but I was HANGRY. So we went over to 'wichcraft instead, which serves one of my all-time favorite sandwiches: The Heritage Smoked Ham - poached pears, dijon mustard, and aged cheddar on grilled cranberry pecan bread. YUM! Then we got Gelato at Eataly (sweet milk with chocolate chips) and headed home so I could do more prep work for Easter Sunday.

On Easter Sunday, Chris and I had lots of help from our mothers. This was such a blessing and made our first ever Holiday hosting, a success! On the menu:

Appetizers
Cold Cuts/Cheese from Di Palo Selects
Homemade Crusty Bread
Deviled eggs
Cacio e pepe

Meal
Ham
Corn Pudding
Breaded Broccoli
Scalloped Potatoes
Applesauce

Dessert
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
Pound Cake
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Zucchini Bread
Chocolate Chip Cookies

For dessert my friend, Kate, brought the most amazing Raspberry-Swirl Cheesecake with an oreo crust. I am getting and sharing this recipe ASAP!

And so, armed with two 10 pound hams (seriously...why did I buy so much ham?), and leftovers for daaaayyys that was our lovely weekend! Full of good food, good family, good friends and great memories!

How was your Easter Weekend?

5 comments:

  1. Yay! Glad you had a nice, delicious Easter!

    HANGRY Laura... beware the hangries when you guys decide to start your family. Hangry is ohhh soooo real.

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    1. Haha I totally already understand hangry so I can only imagine what it will be like when I'm Hangry for two!!

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  2. I think I gained 16 pounds after being at your house! You and Chris really did a fabulous job of hosting! All the food was so good and that cheesecake was out of this world! Yummylicious holiday!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for all your help this weekend mom!

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  3. This post makes me hungry! Sounds like you guys had a great weekend!!

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