Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter 2013 - San Juan Bautista, CA

 I love being able to hop and my car and go back home for visits! This Easter we were actually home and not at a horse show so I was thrilled to be able to spend some time with my family. Just the drive brings back happy memories of a wonderful childhood. My Mom had everything nice and festive for our Easter Sunday so it made celebrating easy.

Also, my parents remodel was done so it was really great to see the final look. It looks fantastic! I am jealous of all the granite, built in's and layout. It belongs in a magazine!

Appetizers were light, I loved the Deviled Eggs with pimentos. 
They were my favorite!

My mom always makes these stuffed jalapenos. My brother and Kate found them irresistible...

Kathy and James worked their magic on the stove right before plating.

My sister brought a salad and it was filled with all kinds of wonderful toppings. Almonds, cranberries, avocado and seasoned pretzel bits. A very tasty and creative salad indeed!

Our main meal lacked vegetables and no one seemed to be bothered. I loved the creamy polenta with lamb shack. The gravy was thick and paired with the polenta perfectly. Also on my plate was a lamb chop with mint jelly and a twice backed potato. I declared the shank and polenta as winners of this entree throw down.

My mom makes the best pies in the world. I am can say that confidently and would gladly pay her entry fee into a competition. Her Lemon Merguine is one of her classics so she made that for our happy family.

The Easter treat was truly our new wiener dog, "Teddy". I adopted him from a rescue and I have never felt better about this act of good will. He will have a loving family and a life long home.

I hope your Easter was as blessed as mine was.


foodhoe said...

what a delicious looking feast! Looks like a lovely time, it's so nice to get together with family, and your pup looks so absolutely sweet!

Melissa Good Taste said...

Thanks! it was a great weekend :)