March 31, 2013

Easter Dinner With Both Families...

You'd think that since Justin and I have been dating for over ten years that we would have had tons of family dinner with both of our families, but no we had our first combined family dinner today for Easter.

This whole thing came about because Justin's mother is one to "take on strays" and while we were over her house last weekend she found out that we still have stuff in our dinning room from downstairs (Our den still isn't fixed after Hurricane Sandy) and she insisted that I invite my parents over for dinner. And surprisingly they said yes.

So fast forward to today... Justin, my sister and I got over to Justin's mother's house early (My dad works on Sundays, so he and my mother came later on in the afternoon) so that I could start preparing all of the food for dinner and force my sister and Justin to help me. And boy did we prep a lot of food -- I made tons of guava puffs for dessert, fried eggplant with goat cheese, antipasto salad, spinach fish and lemon rice.
My parents got to Justin's mother's house a little after 3:00pm and almost immediately Justin's stepfather got my father into his music room and they disappeared for what seemed like forever -- They missed out on my awesome fried eggplant, pull apart bread and drinks, while they were jamming away.

At some point we had Justin's sister call them into the dinning room because we were going to start on the antipasto. Once we got them into the room we all sat down and just ate, chit chatted, etc. It was nice.

Overall dinner went extremely well. Everyone was on their best behavior (I was worried about my family because we don't typically behave well) and it seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves -- Not that I honestly care very much because it's not like I want Justin's mom and stepfather to be my parents best friends. But yeah, I hope I don't have to do that again anytime soon just because it was tiring.

I hope that all of you had a happy Easter if you celebrated it! And if not, I just you had a nice Sunday!


  1. Sounds like you had a rather fantastic Easter!

    1. It was. I hope you had a great one too!