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Our Easter Menu, revised

Joe and I hosted Easter dinner this year. We had a plan. My in-laws were going to bring ham, kielbasa, and kugeli. My mom and sister were going to bring corn pudding. Joe and I were going to make the rest of the dishes, and the menu was all set.

I'm not sure why, but we ended up with enough food to feed my whole neighborhood. Everyone brought more than they said they were bringing.

And my dad didn't come because he was not feeling well, so we had one less belly to fill than we'd planned.

And everyone brought their own drink, which I found odd. Whatever.

Here's what we ended up having for Easter dinner:

  • A relish tray with black olives, stuffed green olives, and deviled eggs
  • A ham, prepared by my father-in-law
  • Kielbasa – purchased at Kowalonek's Kielbasa Shop (that's pronounced Kuv-a-len-ik's if you're curious) and then boiled before dinner
  • Kugeli – a traditional Lithunian potato casserole, prepared by my mother- and father-in-law (I'll share the recipe for this if I can get it.)
  • Baked pineapple
  • Coleslaw
  • Pickled red beets and pickled eggs
  • Baked corn pudding
  • Asparagus Mimosa Salad and plain roasted asparagus
  • Leek tart
  • Carrot souffle – a recipe I saw on Foodie Mama
  • Grand's really big flaky buttered biscuits served with real butter and homemade jam – I know they're cheating, but my Dad loves them.
  • Paula Deen's Chocolate Banana Gorilla Bread
  • Tropical cheesecake – an orange cheesecake with a chocolate frosting, served with an orange mango pineapple puree (I'll share the recipe for this later in April.)

The meal was excessive – and wonderfully delicious. I wish I'd taken a picture of the whole buffet spread out on my dining room table. It was impressive.

Alas, I forgot, and we attacked the dishes with a vengeance. There's not enough leftover to piece together a photo now, so you'll have to use your imagination.

Happy Easter!

Don't forget to stop back on Thursday for Grace's Kitchen!

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25 thoughts on “Our Easter Menu, revised”

  1. Wow – that sounds like quite the meal! I can’t believe your mother-in-law made seven dishes – that’s impressive. We have family that always brings too much food too. I hate when people don’t stick to the plan, but I guess leftovers are always good! Sounds like it was delicious anyway. 🙂

  2. Wow – that sounds like quite the meal! I can’t believe your mother-in-law made seven dishes – that’s impressive. We have family that always brings too much food too. I hate when people don’t stick to the plan, but I guess leftovers are always good! Sounds like it was delicious anyway. 🙂

  3. Hey I absolutely LOVE your website. But I have some constructive criticism, the site has great content but I would organize it another way to make it easier to manuever. Again, I do love the content, and it helps a lot. Well take care. You’re an awesome mom!!!! Keep up the great work. -Ashly

  4. Hey I absolutely LOVE your website. But I have some constructive criticism, the site has great content but I would organize it another way to make it easier to manuever. Again, I do love the content, and it helps a lot. Well take care. You’re an awesome mom!!!! Keep up the great work. -Ashly

  5. Wow, that is a feast, I will have to check out some of the recipes.

    Don’t worry my MIL does the same thing, once for my hubby birthday I specifically said I was making the birthday cake, but she made one anyways, ugh!

    Jenna @ Newlyweds’s last blog post..Sloppy Joes and Corn Fritters

  6. Wow, that is a feast, I will have to check out some of the recipes.

    Don’t worry my MIL does the same thing, once for my hubby birthday I specifically said I was making the birthday cake, but she made one anyways, ugh!

    Jenna @ Newlyweds’s last blog post..Sloppy Joes and Corn Fritters

  7. What most Lithuanians call Kugeli my in-laws call koshi. They’re Lithuanians from the Anthracite Coal region. I have a recipe if you still need one.

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