Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Adventures & Eatings

Happy belated Easter y'all! I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating, the weekend went by too quickly! I had a friend from high school visiting for the weekend, so it was fun to show off my lovely hometown of Greenville, as well as take a day trip up to Asheville to see the Biltmore. (Cam and I have season passes to Biltmore thanks to my in-laws, so this was actually my 3rd trip there since October!)



Saturday, my friends who just moved to Charleston ventured up to Greenville, and we all did a hike up Table Rock, and thankfully the weather cleared up just in time for us to reach the top and take in the great views.


Sunday, we all went to church, then Cam and I cooked an Easter meal for everyone, and we had our friends who live in Spartanburg join us as well. So all and all, it was a fabulous, albeit busy, weekend. This was really the first holiday that I haven't been with family, so that was a little different, but it was really nice to be able to open up our home and celebrate with friends, and I think that everyone appreciated the hospitality. I really enjoy having people over, but this was the first big holiday that Cam and I had ever hosted on our own, so it was a little bit of a weird feeling, sort of like wow, I guess we really are adults!


We were able to pull out a lot of different different dishes and trays and things that we had received as wedding gifts, but don't use on a daily basis, so that was fun. Cam and I planned the menu together, and I think that everything came out pretty well. We had deviled eggs...they came out ok, I found this website helpful, but I should have used my grandma's recipe instead...I did use smoked paprika though, and I thought that was better than regular...


We also had Ina Garten's shrimp and orzo salad...


I also made a homemade cheesecake and topped it with strawberries...


And it wouldn't be Easter without birds' nests...


And of course I had to have lots of Easter candy...how cute are these little buckets?!


Since our apartment is decorated with a lot of turquoise, I opted to go with turquoise and white with some lime green for the table...


(The pattern on the napkins is EXACTLY the same as the pattern on my blog...what a coincidence!)
 My wonderful husband also prepared a beef tenderloin with a red wine reduction and a blue cheese compound butter for our main course...not exactly traditional, but it was DELISH! (I wish I would have gotten a picture of it!) I'm a lucky girl to be married to someone who is such a good cook! All in all, it was a lovely weekend capped off by a fantastic meal shared with great friends. And since it was 90 degrees here in Greenville on Easter, I think it's safe to say that spring is more than here in the South and I'm loving every minute of it! :)


11 comments:

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  2. Thanks for your sweet comment, your blog is so cute! I love finding other blogs from NC, that food looks a-MAZING! I need some of that cheesecake! :) Happy Tuesday!! Virginia

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  3. I just came across your blog..Love your layout, its too cute :)
    Hope you dont mind that I start following you :) I'm just starting our family blog!

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  4. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like yours and am now a new follower! Funny-- one of my best friends goes to Furman and I viisted her in Greenville last year, and another of my best friends' families lives in Asheville and she's actually been to a private Vanderbilt party at the Biltmore!

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  5. Thanks y'all! I appreciate the support :)

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  6. Just stumbled across your blog...absolutely adorable layout, wow!! Followed :)
    Looks like you had a fun weekend!


    xoxo
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  7. absolutely love all your photos!! especially EASTER CANDY!! :D :D :D

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  8. I love your Easter pictures! It looks like y'all had a wonderful Easter weekend!

    P.S. I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog that you should check out!

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