I hope everyone had a wonderful day with their families! Johnny and I hosted our first holiday in our apartment, and after moving around some furniture—and putting the leaf in our table—we had enough room to comfortably seat six, which included my father, brother, mother-in-law and father-in-law:
I picked up some purple tulips yesterday, which were a beautiful accent to my buckets of eggs:
Though I scaled the menu back, we still had a ton of food. Mushrooms stuffed with manchego cheese (a recipe from my friend Isabel’s book, Latin Chic) roasted artichokes from Russo’s, stuffed bread and an assortment of meats and cheeses to start, followed by lasagna (which stayed together this time. Thanks again Betty!) and salad. And then, when everyone was filled to the brim, it was time for dessert, and a taste test of my ricotta pie:
It came out really well. FINALLY!!! The crust was a bit thick around the perimeter of the pie, but still tasty. And I highly recommend investing in an Emile Henry pie dish. Serving the pie was simple, because the slices practically slid right out of the dish. I also made three different kinds of biscotti—oat raisin, cranberry walnut, and dark chocolate almond— because I am experimenting with flavor combos, and ratios of whole wheat to white flour, so we had some of that as well, served on an adorable Easter egg platter that I picked up at Kohl’s for $12:
All in all it was a lovely day. Our dinner guests left a little while ago, so I think I’ll have a bit of wine and relax. Always a nice way to end the weekend.