Easter is my holiday among friends too far from home to spend it with family. It’s also a great excuse for me to spray paint sticks, stuff shrimp in shot glasses and make not one, but two glorious pies. A few days in the kitchen are totally worth the (more than a) few glasses of wine and good company.
It was an all around delicious day and so I figured I’d share a few tips for easy indoor/outdoor entertaining. And I just wanted to show off my shrimp shooters…Aren’t they pretty?
I like to keep my appetizers really simple so I can get out of the kitchen and spend time with friends. This year I did a cheese plate and shrimp shooters. Bread and fruit. Very little preparation and very little maintenance, but SO good! I might have eaten two shrimp shooters myself.
I was going for easy and organic (but just a little glam) with my tablescape and mainly used stuff I had around the house. I replanted succulents, spray painted a manzanita branch, and put out some simple flowers and little gold votives.
It was crazy warm and perfect (LA weather really can’t be beat) and we hung out in the yard drinking and noshing and waiting for all the yumminess to come out of the oven.
After a few drinks, my blogger instincts were seriously impeded and I stopped taking pictures, but we enjoyed: Roast Beef with creamy horseradish, Vegan Mac n’ Cheese, Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Pear & Goat Cheese Salad, Ginger Pear & Blueberry Pie, and Salted Caramel Pie. I’m still full and my refrigerator is still stuffed. Leftovers for days…
It was a pretty perfect sunday and one I hope to repeat many times before next Easter!
And I do still have an almost full can of gold spray paint…
Did you celebrate the holiday(s) this weekend?
Or just have a spray paint problem? (is there a group for us?)