Because of travels and a 50th wedding anniversary party(!), we won’t be able to do a proper Easter dinner this year. But we did take the time to get together for a spring themed dinner with a table set in blue and orange. The branches of pussy willows are a Swedish Easter tradition and a must for me. I usually attach colored feathers and painted eggs to the branches, but this year I enjoyed the sharp contrast between the dark branches and the light, fuzzy little shoots so much I decided to keep them au naturel.
I don’t know if it was the champagne, the blood orange soda, the jelly beans, the spring in the air, or the company, but we ended up having a great time, rubbing elbows with ten people around the crowded table.
So, did we eat only candy for dinner? No, but we did turn the menu somewhat upside down and started with jellybeans, followed by a Boston butt (don’t you love that name?) and noodle pudding, and finished with a cheese platter. Stuffed.
Funny how Easter can feel so much like Thanksgiving…
Photos: Charlotte Coffey